You finally face the demons, the heavy weights, the burning fear. You lay it all out... and what now? No one ever tells you that part. No one ever tells you what to actually do once you've called it all forward. So, what now? They're calling you by name. They know you. They are a part of you. How do you rid of a piece of your existence that has been home for so long?
If you've been around here for awhile you know that I mainly write about fighting, surviving, and beating the heck out of some fears. But what I have never touched on is healing. Maybe because in my own life I never allowed the wounds that caused me to fight and survive and overcome actually heal. I never took the time to really understand them and grow through them. I simply pushed them aside and took the victory of overcoming.
But really, if we're not healing those pains, we aren't overcoming.
Pain is a pesky part of being human, I've learned it feels like a stab wound to the heart, something I wish we could all do without, in our lives here. Pain is a sudden hurt that can't be escaped. But then I have also learned that because of pain, I can feel the beauty, tenderness, and freedom of healing. Pain feels like a fast stab wound to the heart. But then healing feels like the wind against your face when you are spreading your wings and flying through the air! We may not have wings growing out of our backs, but healing is the closest thing that will give us that wind against our faces.
C. JoyBell C.
We all heal differently. Healing comes in waves and maybe today the wave hits the rock and slams us down, that’s okay, darling. You are still healing, we are still healing.
I think we forget that.
We forget that we are allowed to heal.
We forget that healing is process.
Healing is tender and earthshaking all at the same moment.
I recently made a list, four pages long, of all the healing I had not let happen. A list of regrets, heartbreak, dead ends, stolen goodbyes, mistakes and fears. I made a list of all the things I had been suppressing for over eleven years. I made a list that was so difficult for me to write that it took me a week to just face those demons on paper. Just on paper. The scary part is that I still have to face them in heart.
We all do. We all have regrets, heartbreaks, dead ends, stolen goodbyes, mistakes and fears we have yet to face. We all have a list we need to make. We all have to heal.
heal, heal, heal...
"God wants to make you whole. He doesn't want you to spend the rest of your life hurting."
We need to trust in the process of healing. No matter the length of the road we must travel, we need to trust in the renewing of our soul, our mind, our heart. We need to heal. Trusting that He will complete the good work He begun within us.
“Leave the broken, irreversible past in God’s hands, and step out into the invincible future with Him.”
You have turned my mourning into dancing for me; You have put off my sackcloth and girded me with gladness. Psalm 30:11
The Lord is close to those who are of a broken heart and saves such as are crushed with sorrow for sin and are humbly and thoroughly penitent. Psalm 34:18
He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds [curing their pains and their sorrows]. Psalm 147:3
My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. Psalm 73:26
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. John 14:27
He sent out his word and healed them; He rescued them from the grave. Psalms 107:20
It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. 1 Corinthians 13:7