Saturday, January 22, 2011

Heavy Heart

"And now, O sons, listen to me, and be attentive to the words of my mouth. Let not your heart turn aside to her ways; do not stray into her paths, for many a victim has she laid low, and all her slain are a mighty throng. Her house is the way to Sheol, going down to the chambers of death" (Proverbs 7:24-27, ESV).

I tossed and turned all night. Not an unusual thing for me to do during my season of life, but this time was different. It has been a week of me talking to several women and hearing of the sin issues of many, in particular husbands. This morning, there was another who reached out from a world of darkness. Oh how I grieve for them. These women are all struggling with the addictions of husbands drawn in by the lure of porn.

My heart goes out to them - to you. Let's covenant together to pray for our husbands, fathers, sons, and brothers. Read Proverbs 7 and lift up their names before a holy God. I am praying with you.

If you find yourself alone with no one to turn to, know that God hears, sees, and knows. He is with you, He is listening. Let me suggest that you (1) keep praying, (2) establish accountability -, (3) understand the sin is not about you, (4) seek wise confidential, biblical counseling, and (5) read up on the subject (many good sermons and resources out there), and (6) stay in the word and keep your own life pure.

There are many hurting women out there who need to know that God loves them, has a plan, and is there to be their Lord and Savior, as well as their comfort. May He bring peace to you and lead you to share His love with others today.

You are loved.