God Heals Our Soul - Wholly Loved - January 5

God Heals Our Soul
By Andrea Chatelain

“He restores my soul. He guides me in paths of righteousness for His name's sake.” Psalm 23:3

My soul felt broken. Miscarriages and infertility had left me depressed, depleted, and depending on wine and caffeine to feel a hint of alive. I couldn’t fix myself, and no one could heal my hurts. I needed an intervention for my spirit; I needed Jesus to be real in my pain, not just a Sunday morning routine.

So I surrendered and invited God into my hurt. I cried and shared my pain with Jesus. I prayed He’d take over, be near, and do His will in my life. Slowly He changed my heart and proved over time to be trustworthy and working for my best interest.

The same is true today. As I spend time with Jesus in prayer or reading my Bible, He restores pieces of my soul, heals wounds, or reminds me I am loved. He continues to bring me out of anxiety and depression into a life of trust and peace as I surrender all my joys and sorrows to Him.

Although I now feel strong and new in Christ, that’s not the end of my story. God continues writing the next chapter as He uses my past hurts to connect me with others who are stuck and broken. My healing wasn’t just for my good, but for God’s glory. As we share our stories, we’re walking, talking proof that Jesus is real and powerful enough to restore the seemingly unfixable when we follow Him.     

Andrea Chatelain’s mission is to meet women in their struggles and love them forward with God’s truth. She's part of the Wholly Loved Ministries team, is a Midwest mom of three, faith and family writer, and college English instructor to immigrants and refugees. It’s her joy to lead Bible studies in her neighborhood, church, and community because she believes Jesus transforms lives when His people boldly seek Him. Her writing reflects her love for Jesus and heart for fellow believers. Connect with Andrea more online at www.afruitfulwoman.com.

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Originally published Friday, 05 January 2024.