Tear Down Those Walls!
Have you built a wall around yourself, saying, ‘No one can hurt me if I don’t let anyone get close to me’? It won’t work. The wall you’ve built to keep others out has you locked in. The Lord wants to be your protector, but He can’t if you are busy trying to protect yourself. God didn’t promise that you would never get hurt, but He promised to heal you if you come to Him rather than trying to take care of everything yourself. If you’ve built walls around yourself out of fear, then you must tear them down through faith. Go to Jesus with each old wound and receive His healing. When someone hurts you, don’t let it fester; rather, take it to the Lord in prayer and be willing to handle it His way instead of your own. Read what God told His people, and receive it as a promise to you: ‘For I will restore health to you, and I will heal your wounds, says the Lord, because they have called you an outcast, saying, This is [fill in your name], whom no one seeks after and for whom no one cares.’ You won’t just survive this hurt, you’ll grow stronger through it and be able to minister to others. ‘Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.’ (2 Corinthians 1:3–4 NIV) So, tear down those walls!