“In all these we are more than conquerors through him who loved us”
(Romans 8: 37).
We all know the defenselessness and the impact of dryness that comes by when our waiting has been long enough. It could be for healing, a breakthrough at work place, finding the right partner, financial stability, striving for excellence that keeps being pushed away and many more. Waiting more than what you have ever imagined, can impair your view on your identity. That undertone of ‘lack’ begins to shape how we view portray ourselves. Yes, it’s not easy to wait for a baby for so many years, for a partner when the next benchers have all had their bridal showers/bachelor party, for healing, for a breakthrough, for a shift and steadiness. Your lack, calls out loudly for a need only He can satisfy.
Trichotillomania (TTM), also known as hair pulling disorder, is an impulse control disorder characterized by a long term urge that results in the pulling out of one’s hair. This occurs to such a degree that hair loss can be seen. Efforts to stop pulling hair typically fail. Hair removal may occur anywhere; however, the head and around the eyes are most common. The hair pulling is to such a degree that it results in distress.
I am not sure how many of us are familiar of this illness. Losing control of our lives’ circumstances somewhat seem fathomable. But, losing total control of our body that makes us do what we intentionally never want to do is beyond scary. Like this, we all face illness which we haven’t been healed off. We measure our lives based on what we think we do not possess. Yes, a need’s visibility is highly unlikely to overlook, but we wouldn’t have answers to why the lack has prolonged for so long. Paul asked to have his thorn off from his flesh, and the response he got was, “My grace is sufficient for you and my strength is made perfect in your weakness” (2 Corinthians 12: 9).
In other words, as Paul learned to walk by grace and receive God’s strength, that lack wasn’t of concern anymore. With his weaknesses he happened to be the person who gave us thirty two-percentage of the New Testament books. Paul, didn’t define his life with his weaknesses or his lack, and confidently said, “In all these we are more than conquerors through him who loved us” (Romans 8: 37). He defined His life and identity by the LOVE LAVISHED by the ONE who met him at the road to Damascus.
Beloved, bask your identity and self-worth in the one whose gracious love is sufficient. You will be out of the torment of feeling left out, and God your Father, has a way of turning everything around for your good, which is the best solution to the area that you are waiting on.