There was once a young girl, scarcely more then a child, who loved to play in water puddles, her favorite thing to do was to step in the water then step out and walk across a dry surface, leaving behind a trail of perfect footprints. 👣👣👣
One day as she stepped out of the water and walked away, looking back at her foot prints she noticed something was different this time, the footprints were no longer perfect, both prints were now crooked and odd shaped.
And just like that, the young lady began to walk with just a slight limp, which then turned into a major limp as several years passed. Those around her began to notice the limp, asking what was wrong and the young lady didn’t know what to say, nothing hurt she just couldn’t help but walk like that. The young lady was almost a teenager, so of course, her appearance was important to her, but with all the questions about her stature and walking, she became super self conscious, blaming herself for not walking correctly and unknown to many people, the young lady was in a very dark and difficult season of her life.
Many trips were made to the doctor’s office, therapy was scheduled orthotics were specially made to help her feet, and from the very first time the young lady saw them, she hated the orthotics, they were so ugly and deformed her shoes. A surgery was scheduled and done, yet the limp was still there.
Several years passed, the dark season continued and another surgery was scheduled, this time a major one. The pain that followed was almost unbearable, but it did help. The biggest change came when a decision was made, a decision that would transform her entire life.
All this time, for 12 plus years she had been wearing orthotics, constantly dealing with lots of pain, barely being able to walk by the end of the day and always so self conscious of herself, especially her feet. She was told she would have to wear orthotics for the rest of her life, but then..
As she came into the light, she began to experience a relationship with the Father, finding freedom and healing as bondages and curses were broken off. She finally understood that the Father loved her unconditionally and that changed her life radically! She began to notice that it no longer bothered her that her feet looked a little different.
One day she decided that she needed new shoes, and she felt the Father telling her, “this pair of shoes I want you to experience something new and different, like you haven’t experienced in over 12 years”
“Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.” ~Isaiah 43:19
She bought the shoes, wore them numerous times and never once used the orthotics in them. Even better, she had/has zero pain in her feet at all, she was healed! Praise God
Brothers and sisters, we serve a Father who can heal and restore EVERYTHING that is broken and hurting within us! Will you trust Him to do it? He want you to be Free!
I am the person in this story and I stand amazed at how the Father continues to bring healing and restoration in our lives. Praise God!