A Breath of Fresh Air

Posted on July 3, 2020 by Catey Stover in Victory Call

It’s been pretty quiet here at America’s Keswick the last few months. Without any guests on campus, it’s been easy to find spots around the grounds to sit and just be still and quiet before God. The spot I’ve taken the most liking to is up on the back porch of the Raws building. I have a great view of the lake; it’s high enough up where no one can see me and has a light that automatically comes on when it gets dark! It’s been my go-to for the past week and a half.

While sitting up here one night recently, I had a special moment with God. One that hurt to my core, but it was one of those moments that make you want to just run around and tell anyone with ears who will listen. I’ve been struggling with certain aspects of who I am lately, and I asked God to reveal what the root of these problems was, AND HE DID! He connected dots for me that I never could have on my own, and led me to a conclusion that hurt so deeply, but at the same time, is going to give me a fresh start. He revealed such deep wounds that I can now work on getting healing for, so I won’t be a prisoner to my people-pleasing ways or my fear of rejection forever.

Sometimes, we are so afraid of what God is going to say or do that we can’t bring ourselves to tell Him what’s on our hearts (even though He already knows  ) But let me just tell you, while Him revealing the root of one of the biggest struggles that I have with who I am hurt like you wouldn’t believe, it also felt like a breath of fresh air. How can we begin to heal if we don’t even know why we’re broken?

There is healing in the name of Jesus.
There is redemption in the name of Jesus.
There is freedom in the name of Jesus.

Seek Him. Ask Him to reveal the things in your life that need healing. These wounds need to be brought into the light. Healing cannot happen in darkness.

“I sought the Lord, and he answered me; He delivered me from all my fears. Those who look to him are radiant; their faces are never covered with shame.” Psalm 34:4-5


Written by Catey Stover: Catey Stover serves as the Marketing Assistant at America’s Keswick. She loves the Lord and has a heart for serving others, especially the next generation. Her email is cstover@americaskeswick.org

Think About This: “Many times, actively waiting for God is an intentional breaking from striving. It’s not quitting your job but rather quitting your conniving, networking, overworking plans to try to do everything yourself, and coming to terms with the fact that God is God and has better ways of doing things” – Nathan Finochio

The Daily Bible Reading: Ecclesiastes 7-11 | You can download our 2020 Daily Bible Reading Plan by clicking here. 

This Week’s Verse to Memorize: Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil. Cling to what is good. 10 Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another –Romans 12:9-10

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the doctrinal and theological views held by America’s Keswick.

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