Healing Comes When We Call on the Healer
"I am the Lord, who heals you." Exodus 15:26
Affliction, dysfunction, grief.
At Grace, we know tragic events or circumstances can help us or hobble us - it all depends on how we handle it and WHO we take it. Perhaps it was the phone call that changed your life ... the doctor's visit that confirmed your greatest fear ...
In 2 Corinthians 4, inspired by the Holy Spirit, Paul had this to say:
Though outwardly we are wasting away,
yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.
As long as we live in this world, our bodies and minds are going to be prone to the ravages of physical, emotional and spiritual woundings. That's the deal.
But Jesus is our Redeemer and Renewer! He sent His Spirit to empower us to endure, to be enriched, and to bring Him glory! Paul goes on:
For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. (16-18)
We all want the rescue. Many times that happens. Sometimes, it's walking with Jesus in the "valley of the shadow of death." Life will never be perfect - but God can perfect our lives. God wants us to be active participants with his purposes, will and ways.
For Heaven's Sake, Don't Go it Alone!
The best thing is that God never intended for us to experience this alone. In fact, part of the act of healing in our lives IS through His Body, the Church. God made to be more than just believers, but belongers!
We don't claim to have all the answers.
We don't have a magic wand.
But we promise that with every valley and mountain top, if you'll walk with us, we'll be there for you. And, soon, you'll find the blessing of being there for others. Check out the ministries below:
Life's hurts, habits, and hang-ups can lead us to do some crazy things to stop the pain. One thing EVERYONE knows is that we need the help of others because it's pointless and powerless to do it "by ourselves". But, in a safe, steady, and strategic environment, we can progress in healing!
Based on The Beatitudes of our Lord Jesus, CR is more than a step study (which there are) and more than support groups (which we have), it's a powerful form of discipleship.
DivorceCare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life's most difficult experiences. Built around a 13-week video curriculum, DivorceCare support groups meet weekly to help you face the challenges of divorce or separation and move you toward rebuilding your life.
Here's a video introduction.
Contact Kaye Thompson or (575) 317-3515.
Divorce Care for Kids
Help your children heal from the pain of divorce.
Are your children angry, hurt, and confused about your separation or divorce?
DivorceCare for Kids (DC4K) support group is a safe, fun place where your children can learn skills that will help them heal. DC4K groups blend, games, music, stories, videos, and discussion to help kids process the divorce and move forward. Groups meet weekly and are designed for children ages 5-12.
Here's a video introduction.
Contact Lorraine VanDyke or (253) 293-2488.
GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. Built around a 13-week video curriculum, GriefShare support groups meet weekly to help you face the challenges of grief and move from mourning to joy.
If you feel like you need more immediate attention, please call one of the pastors at Grace at (575) 623-5438 or contact Sean Lee.