1. You are not alone, dear Michelle. We are on this journey of healing together. I love the comforting truth that Jesus seeks out the suffering, because we are so precious to Him – “The suffering and impurity is frightening, but He comes to serve these precious people.” Thank you for sharing your story and making hurting souls feel less alone. Blessings and hugs to you!

  2. Oh, Michelle, I’m overcome with emotion. This was so beautifully tender. God is so present in this writing – His grace and love all over it. I wish I could reach through this screen and give you a great big hug. I am believing this will touch many hearts and lead to healing in so many others.
    Blessings and hugs,

  3. Thanks Michelle. I’m dealing with similar struggles. Please pray I’ll just be able to be held by Him. It’s so hard for me when I feel like I haven’t lived up to someone’s expectations of me. I need to be reminded that I am rooted in His love. God bless. Hope you and yours have a wonderful Christmas!

    1. Liz,
      Praying for you to just be held by Him, and that you will cling to the hope, comfort, and peace that only He can bring in those moments! Hold on to the truth that you are loved, adored, treasured and precious in His sight! He delights in you, friend. Blessings to you and have a wonderful Christmas as well!

  4. Michelle, this is so powerful. Thank you for your transparency. I have been there too, in that place of wanting to be healed but not sure how that would look. Sometimes it starts by simply saying the words. I love this. Thank you, friend.

  5. This is written with a beautiful perspective, we all have a mat of some sort and He is just waiting to be asked. Thank you for sharing your heart. I will take away the visual you described here. Blessings!

  6. Hi Michelle, do you know sometimes I wonder why the question, “Do you want to get well?” As if He sensed a distraction here and draws our attention to focus on Him.
    I appreciate this!
    Hugs and Blessings to you

  7. Such deep truth and blessing in this! His Healing! YES!!! Thank you for taking the step of trust in Him to move forward with sharing your story…your healing…your gifts & blessing to others. I am touched by your authentic writing my friend 🙂

  8. Hi Michelle, I just discovered your blog through Tell His Story. I particularly love this post. I was also sexually abused as a child and prompted to speak out about it for the first time by a display with questions Jesus asked, including the one from this passage: “Do you want to be healed?”
    Thank you for your courage in sharing your story. I think it is so important that we speak out about these things because there are so many people suffering in silence. Blessings to you!

    1. Carly, Thank you so much for being here. I am so sorry that you were sexually abused as a child. It breaks my heart to hear that, but I am so thankful that His word is alive and brings us healing! Thank you for your courage to speak out, also. I look forward to reading your posts! I am glad we can connect and encourage each other to keep being brave!

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