by Liz VanSteenhouse
For years as a Christian, I often battled negative and sometimes even debilitating emotions. I was frustrated because I had attended Bible study and prayed on a regular basis – but still, I greatly struggled in certain areas of my life. I would read, over and over, in The Bible that The Lord promised His love, joy, peace, and satisfaction for His children – I believed it was possible because His Word says so, but was it possible for me? If so, how? There was a constant questioning in my heart, “is there more to God than what I’m experiencing? Surely there has got to be more than living like this!”
My soul was troubled. And it was a big problem, because it affected every relationship in my life–especially my role as Wife and Mother. How could I share God’s peace and love with them, when I was struggling to feel His presence myself?
The Bible says, “You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in You, all whose thoughts are fixed on You!” (Isaiah 26:3 NLT)
As much as I wanted to keep my thoughts fixed on Jesus—I simply could not do it. After much crying out to God, in His great mercy, Jesus led me to the extraordinary ministry of Journey U. I was in for quite a surprise, as it was just after one visit to their office, I would never EVER be the same. When I say this, I cannot emphasize enough—Journey U Ministry was sent by God to transform my life!
Journey U Ministries mission ~ to “Heal and Equip the Body of Christ”.
What a relief! It was through Journey U’s one-on-one prayer ministry sessions and inner healing Bible classes, I found “the more” I was looking for! I finally learned how to experience God’s peace in a real, consistent, and tangible way. God led me on a beautiful journey of discovering His heart, and during this journey He revealed the deep issues of my heart. Truth be told, I had spent most of my life focusing on my outer successes – money, beauty, success, physical fitness, all-the-things of value to this world — but gave little attention to the matters of my heart/my inner life with God. It was the unhealed traumas and hardships of life (that I thought I could just bury and stuff away) that had taken a great toll on me. My heart needed the care of our Great Physician, Jesus Christ. My healing was a process, but little by little and over time, my persistent negative emotions were gone.
Journey U Ministries taught me how know Jesus in a deeper way, apply His Word to my heart for healing, and walk as an overcomer in Christ. The result– transformed life, and family life!
Jesus said, “I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33)
Jesus wants us to know—THERE IS MORE. The journey may not be easy at times because of the fallen world we live in –but take heart, Jesus is the Prince of Peace and He has overcome the world. Despite our circumstances and hardships of life, as His children, we can learn how to experience more of His peace, power, and protection – we can overcome! It’s His promise!
Want to learn more? Our inner healing Bible classes are online and ongoing, come join! Need prayer? Come visit us @ www.journey.org