O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together.
In 2016 I decided that I needed to heal. “Trauma is not your fault, but it is your responsibility to heal.” I’ve said this before and there are moments when this pithy statement is not what you want to hear and it is not what you want to live out.
On Friday, October 25, 2019, I attended a mediation that was significant to my healing and reconciliation. At the end of the meeting, I openly gave thanks for our obedience in coming together to talk and to pursue ELOHIM for clarity on how to live out reconciliation. I faced the pain and anger and disappointment within in me and chose what to magnify and what to exalt. This is part of my healing.
I'm still working through my thoughts and feelings and actions towards reconciliation that God ordains. It's a process that sometimes I do not understand. Yet, I'm resigned to live out my process in peace. I find peace in focusing in on the following:
The Prince of Peace.
I set my attention to the faithfulness and the goodness of God. I magnify the LORD and exalt his name despite any thoughts or feelings that I experience as a result of the childhood trauma I have experienced. I magnify the LORD and exalt his name despite my yearning that I wish I never endured childhood trauma. I magnify the LORD and exalt his name because I believe what one focuses their attention and energy on expands. I need the LORD to expand in my life and my heart now and forever.
Do you need the LORD to expand in your life and heart now and forever?
If so, join me and exalt his name now!
I bless You, Adonai Shamma! I worship You for You are ever present, all-knowing, all-powerful, gracious and good. I praise you for what You’ve done. You have been my strength and peace of mind through this day. You steadied my emotions and allowed me to be confident and honest even when I was unsettled to begin the process of reconciliation. I will set my gaze upon You and lean upon You listening for Your heart and Your voice so that I can know the way that you will guide me. Smooth my path and direct me in the way that I should go, my LORD. Guide me with Your eye. Forgive me of my unloving ways and hard heartedness. I am completely reliant upon You to reconcile with those who have hurt me and even those who I have hurt. I desire to let Your love increase in me and flow like a river. Thank You, LORD, for hearing my prayer. These and all blessings I receive in Jesus’s Name. Amen.
written by Myrina K. Robinson
Duke Divinity School MDiv 2022
Guest Blogger for BWET Blog
Words of wisdom to live by from our Senior Leader, Bishop Earnest E. Robinson, Sr. and other guest writers.