When I was a young boy, a true story, I used to go and grab the burnt logs that were left over after being used for a fire. I would break up the logs so I could take the charcoal off of it and draw pictures on our patio shale stone, this was cool. Then when the charcoal was all used up I used to go back and try to find anything else that might have survived the fire in the ashes that would interest me. I would find nails I would find steel bottle caps. I would find objects that were worth something to me as a kid, these items were of great importance to me, even though the objects were burned beyond recognition. These objects had survived the fire. They had a genuine appeal to me. So through a fire of an relationship you may have a husband or wife who is abusive emotionally, mentally, psychologically, spiritually or even physically and maybe through a right choice or even wrong choice of yours you responded to the situation of this fire but remember this if you cannot remember anything else you are loved by God and his name is JESUS. If you in your action want what God wants and your faith is in Jesus then he will give you strength and direction through his Spirit, it’s his strength we must rely on and not ours asking the Lord for guidance. The Lord wants you to be in his ship, leading us in his direction. It’s the Lordship of Jesus, the Lord Jesus. Would you want his strength? These trials we go through are for God’s glory molding us into the image of his son, in his likeness. Everyone can agree that most things people go through in this world are ugly and hurtful and sad but Gods desired will is for us to allow him to go through these trials with us and us not going it alone even though the Lord is carrying us as believers, who are born again! Are you born again?
Ps. I too also have been hurt from people in life who said they cared for me, only for their own agenda, so I know there are people going through hurts out there that I probably never had or have to go through. Each one has his own race to run. But the God of the heavens, Jesus, is there with you with his presence to love you and assure you that you are his and he and he alone wants to give you the direction to walk in his presence by his Spirit! Call on him. No evil, no abuser can stand up against any individual who is surrendered, not being a passive doormat, to the Lordship of Jesus Christ! The Fathers will is all that I want! Dear Lord Jesus lead me in my relationship with my wife and with everyone else that they might see your strength in my life to give you the Glory! This is all I ask Father. In your name Jesus do I pray!
Ps. Has God shown you anything from your ashes of your life? This is the greatest treasure you will be able to bring to the Lord knowing it was him who gave you the treasure in the first place!
What does the Word of God say for our offensive
Rom 12:20-21 Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head.
Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.