Gathering stories to share anonymously in this book cemented my conviction that re-building is needed. Story after story recounted different forms of sexual brokenness, and story after story also recounted different forms of God’s faithfulness. But one thing stuck out to me in all of the stories: each person made a decision to partner with God in the re-building process. I did not hear any stories where something just accidentally got better, or automatically worked itself out after a period of time. Rather, I heard stories of struggle, prayer, perseverance, and ultimately of eventual breakthrough in different forms. If you are reading this today and find yourself in a time to rebuild, please know hope is available if you are willing to partner with God in the re-buildling process.
God builds, or re-builds, from the ground up. Jesus clearly taught about the importance of the foundation people build upon:
“Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock. And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell, and great was the fall of it.” (Matthew 7:24-27 ESV)
To Jesus, the type of foundation we build on boils down to hearing His words and doing them vs hearing His words and not doing them. The type of foundation, therefore, appears to be un-related to a person’s family of origin, circumstances, or any such thing. This is good news because it means that any human being from any walk of life, anywhere in the world can begin to lay a foundation simply by hearing Jesus’ word and doing them.
Our desire with this book is that it would do just that: provide good news, from Scripture, so that many people might re-build their sexual house by laying a solid foundation.
Stay tuned for the book’s release next week.