Lisa didn’t want to go.
But she did.
She doesn’t do that – go places alone – ever. She felt nervous and afraid and tried every excuse to get out of it. But something compelled her to go.
“I don’t know why I am here,” she said to one of the leaders at the women’s gathering. They replied, “Well, we’re glad to see you and consider you an answer to prayer. We’ve been asking God to bring women who need encouragement and healing.”
Throughout the day, Lisa questioned again, “Why am I here?” “I haven’t had an abortion or know anyone who has. Why do I need to hear about this?” Her mind kept swirling with the distraction of a water problem at home and the fact that she was alone in a room full of strangers.
But there was something about this ministry, this church, and these ladies that made Lisa feel like she belonged.
“I can’t say why I was there for sure, Lisa said, but it was the most refreshing Saturday I’ve had in a long time. Worshipping God with women who love Jesus, with stories like mine, was healing to my soul. I heard God’s heart in their stories. I was overwhelmed and refreshed by the love of strangers and the ability to love them back. Now I have new friends and sisters in Christ.”
Most significant to Lisa’s healing was her connection with God regarding the loss of her nine babies. It was settled in her heart that her babies were babies – not just cells or tissue. They were living human beings created by the One True God for a brief and special purpose.
What if God calls us out of our comfort zone because we need to learn to be uncomfortable?
What if He leads us to unknown places among people unknown because He knows they are people we need in our life?
What if God’s plan is not what we want but what we need?
What if the only way to peace and joy is through pain and sorrow to learn that Jesus is enough?
Lisa believed God was trustworthy even when she doubted. Even when she was afraid and alone, Lisa stepped out in faith, and God healed her in ways she didn’t know she needed.
Believing leads to healing... and sometimes new friends. Precisely what Lisa needed.
“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.” John 10:10
Are you living abundantly in Christ? Is He your life? Or is the enemy stealing your peace and killing your joy?
When Jesus saved and forgave the sinful woman in Luke 7:50, He said, “Your faith has saved you; go in peace.”
Are you going in peace?
Jesus came to give us abundant life and told us to go in peace. But so many Christians struggle to do so.
I was one of those. By the grace of God, I have changed. I live abundantly in the joy of the Lord now and want to help you do the same. It is possible if you believe the way Jesus does.
Abundant life comes when we come to the end of ourselves and finally believe Jesus is enough. When we say to Him not my will, but Your will be done.
Abundant Life Women’s Ministries is here to help you find hope, help, and healing in Jesus Christ so you can enjoy the abundant life He came to give you.
We offer individual and group discipleship and women’s conferences to educate women about the sacredness of human life and equip them to stand for God’s image bearers.