“Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet”. John 13:14
Have you ever allowed someone to wash your feet clean and to perfection? If you are a woman reading this you have when you’ve gone for a pedicure! Sometimes your feet need extra attention because you have neglected them. You can’t believe you let it go this long. Yet when it’s all over, you walk away feeling lighter, refreshed and brand new.
Compare washing feet with what your Savior does for you. All of us come to Jesus broken with wounded hearts, trying to act like everything is okay. Yet our hearts are hurting and need Jesus’ cleansing blood to wash over us and begin to heal us. Many times He puts others in our path to begin to help us heal. We are Jesus’ hands and feet, His mouthpiece to serve others and meet them where they are. Are you willing to humble yourself and go where few want to go; to be a light in someone’s heart as The Great Healer uses you to serve and help others? Going to the messy, painful places with someone and walking this journey with them is not an easy task. Yet, the Lord will guide your steps and keep you humble along the way. In the end, the transformation of one’s heart is worth all you endured along the path.
“Be careful not to forget the Lord, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.” Deuteronomy 6:12
Look back over your healing journey with the Lord, is it what you expected it to be? Maybe your heart healing journey just began and the road ahead is one of overwhelming uncertainty and apprehension. Or, maybe your journey has been heart wrenching and distressed. As you travel down the healing path of a wounded heart no turn is smooth, many challenges are ahead. It’s a winding road full of vulnerability and surprises, both with the exhilarating steep hills of reaching to the root of an issue, only to find around the corner a deep dive into the valley. In each turn are mixed emotions, even times where we want to put on the brakes and say, “I’m Done! No more feeling, I’d rather stay numb!” Did you feel the Father’s secure arms holding you when you felt like giving up, hearing Holy Spirit’s still small voice of encouragement not to give up? Were you able to see His hand upon your circumstances creating a way when there seemed no other way?
The Lord has a purpose for all He allows in our life. We may not understand why, because His ways are not our ways. Healing His Way is not something we would choose for ourselves. His ways confound those of us who think we are wise. He knows what we need to go through to find hope and emotional healing from past trauma. Many of us who are on a Women’s emotional healing post abortion journey have made many turns to get to where we are in our healing. Not one turn has been easy is the natural. Jesus is the only reason we have gotten as far as we have. He is walking every step of this heart healing journey we are on. Remember who brought you out of “your Egypt” and the life of bondage. The bondage of lies we believed we were because of the circumstances we found ourselves in. He saw our struggles and felt our pain; He sees our successes and feels our peace. He knows the road we are traveling and knows what is coming ahead before we ever see it. He is all knowing.
Don’t look back and regret. We need back to see how far we have traveled, What did the Lord do to help us grow stronger in Him and become totally dependent on Him? Look forward to what is ahead. We may not know what is around the corner, yet our Lord does. He’s with us as we totally surrender and trust Him to walk with us once again, on a new journey of growth.
I have read dozens of self-help books and followed all their instructions and my life never got better. I never found a book that addressed the effects of abortion and also offered a curriculum for healing. This is what Brick by Brick Healing His Way a Devotional and Journal for Healing a Woman’s Heartand its accompanying Brick By Brick Workbookoffers. It reads as if God is speaking directly to the reader. An intimacy develops between our Creator and the reader so that the burden of pain can be shared. There have been over 60 million abortions since 1973, when it became legal. This translates to 60 million women and an equal amount of men that suffer from the condition of Post Abortion Syndrome, too many it is called PTSD, post-traumatic stress disorder. I was one of those women after choosing abortion three times in my life. I pray that these books find themselves in the hands of a wounded person so that they can be free from the prison of guilt and shame. I have also learned that the effects are not limited to the parents but also to the grandparents. I am such a grandparent. As a phone consultant for the Abortion Hotline I met family members – sisters, brothers, cousins, aunts and uncles – that were affected by their family member’s choice. The cancer of guilt spreads to everyone who learns about the decision and makes them feel that perhaps they could have done something. We, who have found healing, have a strong desire to help others. I believe that this is evidence of the healing that has taken place. Under the direction of God Himself, Keven Covert was chosen to write these books as her contribution. I admire her obedience and courage to take on such a project and on behalf of those whose healing will be found because these books are available I say Thank You.
Brick By Brick is a Woman’s healing Post Abortion Journey Book. It offers emotional healing from past trauma while finding forgiveness within God’s Grace and finding forgiveness in Abortion. Brick by Brick Workbook, which is a Workbook for post abortion healing which accompanies Brick By Brick Healing His Way. It allows a woman to begin her healing from her past and offers freedom in the process, finding hope and forgiveness from the Heavenly Father.
Arleen Wong: Post-Abortion, Sexual Integrity and Co-Dependency/Anger Facilitator, Celebrate Recovery Training Coach