The Lord is my shepherd. I will always have everything I need. He gives me green pastures to lie in. He leads me by calm pools of water. He restores my strength. He leads me on right paths to show that he is good. Even if I walk through a valley as dark as the grave, I will not be afraid of any danger, because you are with me. Your rod and staff comfort me. You prepared a meal for me in front of my enemies. You welcomed me as an honored guest. My cup is full and spilling over. Your goodness and mercy will be with me all my life, and I will live in the Lord’s house a long, long time.
Why Psalm 23? Because it is so chalked full of promise, hope and grace. It meets all of our needs, spiritually, mentally, physically and emotionally. It shows us who God is, our Shepherd, the one who would go after just one of us if we have gone astray (spiritually). It speaks to us physically, “He gives me green pastures to lie in. He leads me by calm pools of water…” Mentally He shows us that He is with us and to not be afraid even though we walk in danger. Emotionally it shows us that He will restore our strength and that means in all of these ways, even emotional strength so that we can bear to go to dark places and heal. He will comfort us. He loves us, we are His honored guests and He prepares a table for us in the presence of our enemies. Who are our enemies? Anger, hurt, self-destructive behavior, shame, guilt, condemnation, isolation, rejection, abuse.
This site is called “Grace Overflowing” and stems from the fact that God’s grace is greater than anything we can think or imagine and overflows even more than that! Isn’t that incredible? This site will be for resources to those women who are hurting from an abortion. If you would like to give your opinion about abortion or post-abortion please do so on another forum – there are forums set up just for that reason. This is not that forum.
My cup overflows everyday. When I sit and be still and contemplate all that God has brought me through, I am amazed, bewildered, and incredibly humbled that the Grace I thought I knew of with God is so small only to come to find out that it is more than I can comprehend and it blows my mind! There is nothing that I have done that is not covered in His grace, His mercy, and His forgiveness.
There is nothing more scary and exciting than letting God into those deep and dark places in your spirit, those places that maybe you have never let anyone into before, so that He can heal you, restore you, and make you whole again. Healing starts when we start talking. It is very powerful to speak among other women who have gone through the same thing. We find strength in our stories, power in the healing that we may go on to help other women in their healing. Does this sound like you? Even if not right now, pray and ask God to help you. Even if the abortion happened a very long time ago. If you have not asked God to go into those deep dark places, He hasn’t.
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