Tonight God blessed me with the chance to sit among a group of 30 men who needed healing. To begin with, for a group of men to get together and openly share their intimate feelings and “secrets” they have not shared with a single person since the day the “secret” happened to them tells you the severity of the issues without my ever explaining them to you. It also tells you that God and the Holy Spirit were in that room as well and they worked in every single life that was present there. Healing happened in that room and it was glorious! I am so blessed to be able to help people work through their pain and get back to living a life filled with love and deep, growing relationships!
I would like to change things up tonight in the hopes that I can reach someone, ANYONE, who may need healing in their lives right this minute. If you have something that you are keeping inside, just to yourself, something that is a “secret”, something that causes you great shame, something that is simply too horrible to tell another living human being, something that has been controlling you for far too long now, something that is eating at your soul, I want to let you know that there are people you can talk to that are willing, able, and who WANT to help you and listen to you. I am one of those people. You can feel 100% safe knowing that my only goal is your recovery and return to love and a life well lived.
Any “secret” that you keep for too long becomes a tool that the devil will use against you. God created us for two purposes: to have a relationship with Him, and to be in relationships with other people who need us and who we will need as well. This is what every word in the Bible is about, “Love God and love your neighbors as yourself.” I just boiled the Bible down to a single sentence for you to show you that life does not have to be about keeping secrets, or putting on a fake smile on for the world on the outside to hide your hurt that is killing you on the inside. If I am explaining your life right now, please know that you can reach out to me, and if not me, then please reach out to someone and end your pain and suffering from whatever your keeping inside.
Any pain left not dealt with eventually be the end of you. Unfortunately, I have seen this happen time and again because people feel like seeking help from others is a form of weakness. Let me be clear – IT IS IS NO WAY WEAKNESS! In fact it is just the opposite, it takes immense strength to open up to others and and invite them in to your secret world of pain and suffering. But doing so is the first important step to end your pain.
Tonight I visibly saw healing take place in tears and loud sobs and hugs and above all, acceptance. Let me be the first to tell you that whatever your experiencing right now, you are not alone!! I do not care what you are going through, someone else has been there before you and they can help you, and they want to help you. I want to help you! I do not want you to hurt another minute when help is simply an email or phone call away.
So let me end with this – if you are ready to open up about your “secret”, you pain, your shame, your suffering, your “year after year of hiding the real you”, your “I do not deserve to be free of this”, your “no one else in the world knows what I’m going through”, your “I have done something so horrible that I could never be loved or forgiven”, then please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and let me start to help you regain the real you and get the pain and depression and sorrow stopped!
Tonight, I started a room of 30 men down a road to healing, down the road to acceptance and forgiveness and and most importantly, back on the road to love once again. If you need that, do not let your pain stop you from getting the help you need.
Finally, if you know of anyone who needs to read this message, I pray you will send this to them and you will help them down the road to recovery.
God, my prayer tonight is for the person who reads this and found their lives described within the text. God You know they have been hurting for far too long. They have lost their identity and now all they identify with is pain, sorrow, shame, depression and hurt. Father I know that is not Your plan for their lives. You tell us in the Bible that You have awesome plans for our lives, therefore I pray that You will give them the courage to take that first step and reach out so that they can start down the same road to healing that those 30 men tonight are now on. Father, please send Satan away from them long enough for them to reach out and begin their healing. Thank You for always loving us Lord even when we feel unlovable. Thank You for carrying us when we just cannot take another step. And thank You for your Son Jesus Christ who is the Creator of love and healing. In Jesus healing name I pray, Amen.
Pastor Brad Komgenick