In this time I am giving you my strength to revisit hurts and failures. In the past there have been very real mistakes, and some of them cost you dearly. There has been damage that has also hurt those around you. All these things are real, and must be dealt with, remedied, and reconciled. So I am giving you strength to once again face the Goliath in your life that has previously defeated you. I am giving you my strength to mend fences that have been broken on both sides. I am giving you strength to return to the places of your humiliation and begin to reside there. (1)
In your return you will see things afresh. You hold memories of pain, so I am asking you to return to these places of failure and humiliation to see them afresh from my perspective. My spirit is with you in all things, and I want to help you in recover and overcome in these areas. I desire to remove the sting from these failures and remove the pain of these experiences. I desire to restore and mend the hurt that came as a result, so you will be whole, and able to move forward without injury. (2)
We will revisit these places together, and we will mend the broken fences. We will heal what needs to be healed, and correct what needs to be corrected. Through it all, you will feel loved, secure, and protected. This will not be punishment for you, but a reward and a liberation.
While I know this will be somewhat unpleasant and uncomfortable, and you will want to procrastinate or avoid it altogether, move forward knowing the end result will be good. Move forward knowing you will come through it will greater clarity, perspective, and appreciation, but also with healing, wholeness, and freedom as well. This is the very reason I have given you my strength to face these things, so you will not be limited, nor hindered any longer. (3)
In this season it will seem as though you are starting over, as if you are going backwards, but trust in my process for I am healing areas of hurt. I am restoring memories and hurt emotions from your past and strengthening you for the days ahead. We will be closing the holes in your armor for when this process is complete you will be ready and able to stand strong.
In the days ahead you will surely need every bit of strength you can muster. Embrace this time of healing, though it be messy, confusing, and uncomfortable. Embrace this time of revisiting failures from your past. Examine the skeletons in your closet, for it is my desire to eradicate them entirely. (4)
(1) Isaiah 41:10, Ephesians 6:10-11, Ephesians 4:32, 2 Corinthians 5:18
(2) Deuteronomy 31:6, Joel 2:25-26
(3) Philippians 3:14, Hebrews 12:1
(4) Colossians 1:20, 2 Corinthians 5:19