Healing is hard work.

Healing is hard work. We live in a fallen world, with fallen people, and bad things happen. People can hurt us in ways we never dreamed of being hurt. That hurt brings brokenness in places we didn’t know existed. Most often even despite our best efforts, that hurt and brokenness can turn into bitterness and resentment towards others, ourselves or even God. Ive been there. I’ve woken up in a place before where I wasn’t happy about anything, I didn’t even like who I was anymore. A place where the bitterness in my heart had oozed out onto every area of my life. A place where all I could do was replay events over and over again, hating that they happened more and more with each second. It’s a place of torture for your mind, your body and your spirit. You can’t change the past. You can’t change other people. You have no control over what the other person decided to do. Now when you’re in a state of bitterness and resentment all that sounds so horrible. But when you’re in a place of healing, all of that sounds like freedom. I don’t know who this is for tonight, but I know the Lord led me to share it. Maybe you’re in the place of bitterness and resentment. Maybe you’ve woken up to look in the mirror at a person you no longer recognize, someone lost in brokenness and pain. This is your alarm. It’s time to wake up out of that vicious cycle. It’s time to fight. Time to fight for your healing. You are going to have to break some patterns. Take every thought captive. You’re going to have to show grace and forgiveness to people unworthy. You’re going to have to get up every single day and strive. Strive to let God into every last place there is bitterness and painfully dig out those roots. You are going to have to dress your wounds with the word of God. You will have to tape scriptures anywhere you can, and recite them 100 times a day. You are going to have to pray, sometimes through every single minute. And just when your wound begins to heal you’re going to experience discomfort. Just like a flesh wound, there will be itching and burning and all kinds of discomfort. You’re going to think it was easier to live with the bitterness sometimes. But remember It’s a lie. You’re going to be tempted to believe it because the other person isn’t changing, your circumstance isn’t changing. But it’s not about them, it’s about YOU. God wants to change YOU into a healed and whole person. But Day by day as the wounds heal, you’ll wake up different. You’ll begin to recognize that person you forgot you were. Those once gaping holes will not be glaring furiously at you any more. They’ll become less and less a part of who you are, and more and more a part of what someone else chose to do. But don’t worry. God leaves the good parts. He leaves those scars to remind you that you’re healed. He leaves those scars to help you see how far you’ve come. He leaves those to remind you that no matter what you face, there is hope in Jesus. There is hope to be healed. Just like the skin around a scar is thicker and stronger than what was there before, you will be stronger and wiser than you were before. If you’re in the middle of your healing, there is hope! Keep going! If you’re almost there, don’t stop! If you haven’t started yet, take that first step! But no matter what point of healing you’re in, the only way to stay there is to daily make what Jesus did for you bigger than what anyone ever did to you. Keep going friends! God is for you! ❤️

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