Daily Devotional – 2/8/17 “Wounded but not out!”

You want to know why you feel like you do. Want to know why you can’t seem to get through. You really want to know why you wake up refreshed and energized but it doesn’t last. It’s because you’ve been wounded and instead of getting help, you’ve tried to fix it yourself. So now you’re trying to hide but bleeding over everything. You’re trying to push but you’re getting weak because you can’t replace what you’ve lost. You’ve even tried to stitch yourself up only to end up infected and feeling worse. On the verge of dying spiritually because you are too stubborn to admit, you can’t do it by yourself. Depressed and suicidal because you’re hurting and don’t know how to make it stop. Beloved, you’re wounded and you need help. Stop running. Although you were hurt at one church, online ministry won’t fix you. You need to attach yourself to a place of worship with a leader who has the oil to mend your broken pieces. You have to stop running and surround yourself with some folk who have the power to pray over your shattered pieces and they become healed. Stop running because a few somebody hurt you when the right somebody can give you the love and covering you need.

Instead of running, stop and speak to your pain saying, I may be wounded but I’m not running. Instead of running, stop and speak to your hurt saying, I may be wounded but I’m not giving up. Instead of running, speak to the dark places and say, I may have been injured in the dark but today I’m looking for the light. Instead of running, speak to your wounds and declare them healed. Instead of running, speak to your dry places and declare them revived. Instead of running, speak over yourself and declare you victorious. Instead of running, decree I’m wounded but I’ll live and I’m wounded but not out! For the bible says in Psalm 147:3, “He heals the brokenhearted and bandages their wounds.” Child of God, I don’t know what wounded you. I am not aware of your situation. I don’t have a clue to your circumstances. But I know a man name Jesus who can do it for you. Do what, you ask? Whatever it is you need. Yea, you may be wounded but you’re not out! All you have to do is stop running.


Published by Pastor LaKisha

LaKisha Johnson is an author of thirty Christian Fiction novels, devotionals and journals. She writes from her heart, as she hopes the messages, on the pages, will relate to every reader.  Ask her and she’ll tell you, ”It’s not just writing, its ministry.” Over the course of her career, she’s won the 2018 Drunken Druid Book of the Year Award for her book, The Forgotten Wife, 2019 Top Shelf Christian Fiction Book of the Year for Dear God: Hear my Prayer, 2020 Distinguished Authors Guild Award for her book, I’m Not Crazy and was a 2020 TopShelf Women’s Fiction Finalist for her book, When the Vows Break. In addition to being a self-published author, she’s also a wife of 22 years, mother of 2, Asst. Pastor of Macedonia MB Church in Hollywood, MS; Sr. Business Analyst with FedEx, Devotional Blogger and more. She’s a college graduate with 2 Associate Degrees in IT and a Bachelor of Science in Bible.   LaKisha writes from the heart, and this is why she doesn’t take the credit for what God does. If you were to strip away everything, you’d see that Lakisha is simply a woman who boldly, unapologetically and gladly loves and works for God.

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