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Kate Spieth

Hi, my name is Kate I'm would like to give my testimony about how the Lord not only healed me, but showed me what true forgiveness is.

My mom and I had a rocky relationship. (yes, this is an understatement) She could be very cruel with her words. And overtime, these words wounded me, and pushed me away from her. When I was in my early thirties an incident happened that made me decide I had enough.

I was thinking “I'm a grown woman and I don’t have to take being treated like that anymore.” If you have ever been hurt and cut to the heart by your own parent, you know what I mean. I called my sister and told her what happened, she understood.

About two weeks later I was out for my morning run. I was about two miles into it when I heard the Lord’s voice. This was one of the most clear times I’ve ever heard Him speak to my heart.
He said, "Didn't I die for her also?"

I said "Yes". Then He said "Who are you to judge her ". He wasn't convicting or scolding me, He was healing me ...
Believe me when I tell you that sin committed against you by others or by your own self has weight. It becomes a burden, day and night. Well, when the Lord started healing me, it felt like a fifty pound weight had been lifted off of me. I stopped in the middle of the road and broke down in tears. It was so plain what He was showing me. He paid for her sins, my sins, and everyone's sins with His life, with His blood.

There's an old saying, "Unforgivenes is you drinking poison expecting someone else to die". I believe that. My own bitterness, resentment and unforgiveness toward my mom was like poison to my soul.

So I got with my mom and told her what happened. We both cried and hugged and talked ... we've been friends ever since. Now, it hasn't been perfect, the devil doesn't give up easily on who or what he had. But my Mom and I are open with each other ... the heavy weight of hurt ... is gone.

I'm so thankful to the Lord for that day He grabbed my attention on the road and that He laid out the plan that would bring my family together. And I’m glad I listened. Our God truly is a Healer!

With my heart open now and wishing this joy to all of you,