The Ultimate Outcast

“And I will never forget the One who dared to touch me. He could have healed me with a word. But He wanted to do more than heal me. He wanted to honor me, to validate me, to christen me. Imagine that…unworthy of the touch of man, yet worthy of the touch of God.” ~ Max Lucado

This paragraph made me cry. It was at a point in my life when I was going through traumatic healing. I cried, because I longed for that kind of love. I longed for that kind of worthiness. I longed to have that kind of validation. Fast forward to many, many years later and I now have those. I have them because I allowed Jesus to reach into the depths of my soul and heal me. I faced the pain and shame of my past with the help of two therapists who God placed in my life at just the right time. 

When you feel like you have lost all hope, cry out to Jesus. He will certainly hear you and heal you. It will not be on your time, but His. Trust me. I wanted to get through the healing process long before God’s timing. I have two therapists who can testify to that, and especially how valuable the waiting process has been for me. 

Trust in the Lord, He knows what He is doing in your life. 

One of my favorite quotes is from a dear friend of mine. “God is in control of the unknown.” This recently helped me endure the loss of a teenage client to suicide. It will help me as we at Hope4Healing Ministries move forward towards our goal of providing help to those who cannot afford counseling or life-coaching. I hope it helps you get through hard patches in your road as well. Thank you, Ken, for those 6 words that will forever impact my life. 

Dr. Trish Strange