No one ever said that speaking the truth in love would be easy. Matter of fact it can be quite painful. Eph 6: 13 tells us to put on the full armor of God, starting with the belt of truth. It's truth that holds the rest together. Today 'truth' kept me from nearly crumbling as some hurtful things were hurled at me by another wounded soul. I praise God that He spoke so softly into my spirit; to let this wounded heart empty herself. I knew I had His strength to keep me balanced in truth. That truth firmly girded around my waist as a belt, around our center of gravity so at moments like these we can operate in His truth. 5, 6, 8 years I ago I would have acted or reacted so differently. I never would have heard God speak to me, I most likely would have been on the offense. There would have been no breastplate of righteousness, a righteousness that covers me like a new layer of skin, that has started to permeate the very marrow of my bone. If my feet were not fitted with readiness of the gospel of peace, oh how different this afternoon would have been. I know I had the shield of faith that kept the attack from the evil one far from me. And I must say, the wounded heart was not an evil person, but oh how the evil one could have used this to defeat me. Had it not been for the helmet of salvation, my basic belief in who God is and for my time in his word, the Sword of the spirit, at this very moment I would be licking much larger wounds. God somehow filled me with His compassion for this wounded heart. And I will be praying in the Spirit for a healing of their heart and mind.
God how I thank you for your word, I am so grateful that it has cut into my very being, deep into the marrow of my bone and I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that it was YOU that walked me thought today. I love you God, I love you.