Make us whole within, so we can love all we meet, with the love that only comes from You. Let us willingly work with your Holy Spirit to be healed on the inside. May the smile on our face be a reality of peace within our hearts. May we wear a permanent smile that comes from the joy of knowing you as Savior and as our Lord! Let us know you in the intimacy of our prayer closet, as the One who was and the One who is and, the One who is to come. May we run to you daily, to heal the hurts. When the storms of life hit us, let us run to you for refuge. It is then that you will teach us to walk on the water. Let us know that You are not a God afar, but rather, it is in you that we live and move and have our being. Let us seek to know you, to love you and to serve you, because for that reason we have been made. Let us trust you, not only with our lives for guidance, but also with our hearts for healing. Let us know that you will walk on the water just to rescue our boats from sinking, or heal our wounded hearts from the storms of life. Oh God, let us really know you for ourselves.
In Jesus' name, Amen.Copyright 2018 Ellen Mongan. All rights reserved.[/caption] Do you have time today, my brothers and sisters in Christ, to let the God who made you, who loves you, and who died for you, begin to heal you on the inside? Do not be afraid, He will not leave a scar. Sit at the foot of His Cross; let Him finish the work He began. It takes time to heal a deep wound. Do you trust Him? When you stand before God, your Father, in your heavenly home, how many scars will you bring with you? The Word of God says, “But he was pierced for our sins, crushed for our iniquity. He bore the punishment that makes us whole, by his wounds we were healed.” (Is. 53:5) He cares about the pains in your heart and the pains in your body, give them all to Jesus. Let the Peace of Christ reign, in your heart, in your home and, in your world. Surrender all your scars to Jesus. He died that you might live. Be fully alive in Him. My friend, seek to be scar free. Remember, the Word of God says, “A slave does not remain in a household forever, but a son always remains. So if a son frees you, then you will truly be free.” (John 8:35-36) It also says, “Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.” (2 Cor. 3:17) How free are you? True freedom is found at the foot of the Cross. Have you been there lately?
Copyright 2018 Ellen Mongan
About the Author
Ellen Mongan, a Catholic writer and speaker, has been married more than 40 years to Deacon Pat Mongan. They have 7 children and 12 grandchildren. Ellen is a host of WOW Radio Podcasts, a religious columnist for the Augusta Chronicle, and has spoken on both radio and television. She is the founder of Sisters in Christ, Little Pink Dress Ministry, and Women-Fests.