Hey Beautiful Lady,
Today I’m talking about God’s third holiday: Sukkot (also known as the Feast of Tabernacles (or Booths)).
When God took His people out of slavery and through the desert, they had nothing. No food, no water, no shelter, no mental health care to deal with the trauma of slavery. They were used to be owned - someone else in control of everything in their lives. The trauma of that abuse would have led their hearts to worship and bow down to the evil around them.
It’s hard to relate to the Israelites when you live in a comfortable, safe life. But in your own pain, you will often bow down to the things around you to rescue you from that pain, without realizing the spiritual consequences.
In mental health we call this coping. And at times it can be valuable. But when cope becomes your crutch to numb your pain, you never find real healing.
It’s only in surrendering everything to Jesus where real healing takes place.
Which is why God takes you through the desert seasons. To strip away everything that you’re leaning on and relying on to be “ok”. So that you’ll give it all up to Him to heal and be the Authority of.
Sukkot is the holiday that celebrates all of that. The goodness of God for bringing you into the desert, where He removes everything that you don’t need, so that He can be the source of everything you do need. And to celebrate that out of that trying time, your heart finally surrendered deeply to Him in the journey we call healing. And that is a true reason to celebrate God’s goodness.
This episode got a little long, but I wanted you to know the true reason to celebrate the desert seasons as a miraculous work of God in your mental health: God is good. God brings you everything you need to heal and trust Him. Because God loves you more than you’re broken heart will ever understand. Trust Him to be your rock of living water.
I’m praying for you 🤍
*Here’s links to the blogs I learned this all from if you want to go deeper:
Fall Feasts - Festival of Tabernacles:
Spring Feasts - Festival of Passover:
B4 | God’s Holidays - Passover (Feast of Passover)
B5 | God’s Holidays - Pesach (Feast of Unleavened Bread)
B6 | God’s Holidays - Omer (Feast of First Fruits)
Summer Feasts - Festival of Pentecost:
B7 | God’s Holidays - Shavuot (Feast of Weeks)
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