Friday, July 27, 2007

Damaged Goods !

In today's segment, we discuss a subject matter of a very important nature; "damaged goods".
What exactly is damaged goods, one might ask. Well, in the normal context of that phase, it is a product that just does not function properly; and in most cases, it is returned and replaced with another of the same product.
However, in a marital relationship, the same set of circumstances may exist (damaged goods: that person who is wounded in heart and spirit), but the unfortunate thing in marriage situations, we just can't return a person in for another. That's just not practical. In many such cases however, we are not able to give of ones self to the other completely, and not allowing that oneness to flourish in our marriages as it should, in other words, not able to function properly or as we should.
And in marriage, returning that other person in for a replacement, is just not reality, although many seem to try and do just that in today's society; so let's talk about the damaged goods in a marital relationship.
Many times we encounter situations and experiences in our lives where one of the two or both have been involved in an unpleasant relationship; either through infidelity, unfaithfulness, abuse, deception, heartbreak, desertion, and etc; you have then become "damaged goods".
The unfortunate thing however, is that we sometimes bring these hurts along with us into our marital relationships, causing an inconsistency in our ability to trust! (very important). Damaged goods prevent us from opening up to the other simply for the fear of opening old wounds. Suspicion is always in the forefront, and the intimacy is most likely conditional. It is almost literally impossible to build a marriage relationship with damaged goods. Let's face it, it's pretty hard to establish a good sound, heart felt relationship or even anticipate a new one if you have been (raked through the coals already), and even the Lord understands that! But I have some good news for you!
My dear readers, be of good cheer!. . . . God always has a solution for damaged goods. It's called "healing". Let's take a look at the scriptures and hear the instruction of the Lord and see what results it brings:
Exodus 15:26 And said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the LORD thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the LORD that healeth thee. You see, just as God was able to deliver His people out of the slavery, and the pestilence conditions (key word) of Egypt after so many years, He promised them healing as well as deliverance. Do you see that?
Damaged goods is a condition of the heart and mind; but God has promised a healing for you. . . .under the conditions of adhering to His word. How excellent is He. . .how faithful is He that has promised. Hallelujah!
Without question, my dear friends, there is healing for "damaged goods". Won't you allow the Lord today to change your damaged condition of hurt, disappointment, and dismay in your marriage? It's never too late. You see, the process starts with YOU. . . .trusting God. It is His creative power and love that desires to make you "brand new". Are you Damaged goods? Just in case you thought that you were at the end, and that there is no more hope, take these words and write them down and carry them with you:
Revelation 1:8 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty. Revelation 21:6 And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.
It changed my life and marriage, it'll do the same for you!
How wonderfully Blessed you are!

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