“I have wiped out your transgressions like a thick cloud And your sins like a heavy mist. Return to Me, for I have redeemed you.”” (Isa 44:22)
I met a cleaning lady yesterday who had such a sad, sad face. When I asked her what was wrong , she took one long look at me and the flood came out - 10 years of pent-up hurt, anger and grief!
I didn’t know what to do with the tsunami of pain at first and just stood there and stared like an idiot. In a nutshell, she’s lost her partner of 10 years to a horrible fight with cancer and missed his company terribly and even though her two older sisters had children, she’d never managed to have any and at 65 years of age she now felt extremely vulnerable and lonely…
Her monologue went on for a long time and I found myself praying for wisdom. I noticed that as she spoke she kept referring to ‘him upstairs,’ and so I took a chance. When you say ‘him upstairs,’ I presume you mean our Father GOD? Yes, she said, but he’s rejected me by now. I’ve made so many stupid mistakes that he’ll never want to speak with me again!
I felt the prompting of the Holy Spirit and said, you mentioned that your elder sister has a wayward daughter. A girl who has seemingly gone out of her way to upset you, her parents and family in every way possible. How would you feel if she turned up on your doorstep tonight, crying for help? Would you offer to help her or turn her away? She looked me straight in the eyes and assured me that she would never turn her away!
So, I said, what makes you think that our Father GOD would turn you away?
A huge smile lit up her face as she said, “I will pray now.” I left her in peaceful communion ❤️