CrossReads Weekly Devotional: God Loves You 9/12/2022

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by Rebekah Beene

When I closed the car door on my thumb, my daddy had to open the door to release me from the pain. When our oldest daughter was little and the truck door captured four of her fingers, her daddy had to open the door to release her from that same pain.  And years later, when a precious older saint got her finger stuck in the van door, hubby had to open the door to release her from that pain.

Oh beloved, it’s important for you to see this morning. You may be stuck in the pain of life, but your Abba Father is going to have to open the door to release you from the pain. You and I don’t like that. It may hurt, but won’t that release hurt worse?  We are so willing to hold the painful situation tight to us because surely letting it go free will hurt even more.

God wants you to know this morning that He doesn’t want to inflict more pain on you. But the process can be painful. But sure enough the result will be relief.  A hand or finger in the door of a vehicle without release will cause and inflict much more pain. You just can’t live that way.  Let God have a look at the situation of your heartbreak. Let Him move the door to your troubles and give you freedom. You need freedom to move on.  You need freedom to proceed with your life. Don’t get stuck living with the pain.  Your destiny doesn’t include being a victim for the rest of your life.

God loves you and He is for you.  Always. In pain. In joy. In captivity. In release. But oh, how wonderful it is to be free! Let the Lord release you this morning and live out the rest of your life in freedom!

Psalm 118:5 Out of my distress I called on the Lord; the Lord answered me and set me free.

John 8:36 So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.

Psalm 147:3-5 He heals the brokenhearted and bandages their wounds. He counts the stars and names each one. Our Lord is great and very powerful. There is no limit to what He knows.

About the Author:

Rebekah Beene


In a Christian Women’s meeting in 1983, Rebekah was given a prophetic message that she would write books. Several years ago she began writing stories about special holiday memories and travels, sharing God’s love and care through each story. God has gifted Rebekah with the ability to look at the natural and see the supernatural. Both Rebekah and her husband Danny have a heart to share the Gospel and the riches of life in Christ to everyone they meet. They have served in the local church and in ministry to motorcyclists. Danny is an ordained minister and they both have been Bible study teachers for many years. Rebekah also speaks at women’s retreats and conferences. Her tag line says it all “God loves you and He’s for you”.

My website is

My first book in print is Oh Beloved! Live in the Light of His Word.
Link to buying the book via paypal is on the website.
As well a link to purchasing the ebook on Amazon is there too.
I’m also on twitter @rebekahbeene, tumblr
and of course facebook as Rebekah Beene (Warren) I included my maiden name for old friends.
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