“…Well, my sister, keep quiet for now, since he’s your brother. Don’t you worry about it.” So Tamar lived as a desolate woman in her brother Absalom’s house.
–2 Samuel 13:20 NLT
Despite how dysfunctional King David’s family was and Tamar’s call to silence, God made sure that Tamar’s story was recorded. Perhaps God documented it for you to realize that the things that took place in your past—abuse, abandonment, lack of affection—weren’t your fault.
God doesn’t want you to be filled with bitterness or depression because of your desire to keep hurts hidden. He can’t heal your heart if you don’t allow Him entrance into the things that wounded you. You may feel unloved or unlovable, but God loves you!
God doesn’t want you to remain a disheartened person like Tamar; He wants you to live a victorious, joyful life. Open your heart to Him, so He can heal you from injustices that injured you and have warped your self-esteem.
When you break free from your silence and bring those hurtful things out of the closet and into the God’s loving hands, He’ll transform your life from the inside out, and give back your dignity. He’ll heal your wounds and grace you to forgive those who harmed you.
As you and God work together to heal your heart, you’ll move forward and fulfill your God-ordained destiny.
- Ask God to heal your heart from the things that you have been trying to hide from Him and others.
- Pray that the Holy Spirit will give you the courage to speak to someone about the things that you’ve been silent about.