Sheryl 's Story
As I sat in church I found it hard to concentrate on what was being said from the pulpit. My mind wandered off with all kinds of inappropriate thoughts. My relationship with God had been hindered for years because I didn't feel worthy of His love or the sacrifice He made for me on the cross. I knew if the people sitting here (in church) knew some of the things I had done and the poor choices I had made, they really wouldn't like me, nor would they want to have anything to do with me. I felt disconnected from the Lord and my Christian walk was a facade to keep the real me hidden in shame, guilt and emotional pain.
"The Lord has touched my past and healed it, and now I am now able to minister to others because of His healing touch in my life."
I came to emotional healing Prayer as a last resort. "If this didn't work," I thought, "then I will give up on God and revert to my own devices to get the love and approval I so desperately need." The time I spent with my prayer director was life changing. Not only did I come away knowing that the Lord had been there loving me throughout every poor choice I had made, but also that He wanted to take the pain, anger and bitterness away, because of the abuse I had suffered so long ago. I no longer sit in church wondering if the Lord loves me. I know He does, and I feel His love. I am able to embrace Him as never before. The Lord has touched my past and healed it, and now I am now able to minister to others because of His healing touch in my life. Just as Paul said in Corinthians, I am able to comfort others with the comfort with which He has comforted me!