Saturday, April 16, 2011

The Pain of Healing



Healing is a wonderful gift of mercy from the Lord. When we seek healing, we have the opportunity to be set free from so many problems that have plagued us for years or even throughout our entire lives.

Yet many people remain unaware of the cost involved in the healing process. While the Holy Spirit is efficient and can improve a condition dramatically in just minutes or hours, for those who have been severely emotionally traumatized or have an illness such as a cognitive disability, the need to receive ongoing prayer is usually more the norm than the exception here.

Opening up to people week after week to share your old wounds can be and is often painful. I mention this because even in the natural, the healing process usually hurts much more than the injury itself, yet the pain of healing is often overlooked. So when people unexpectedly encounter pain, they retreat from what could be an otherwise rewarding experience, not wanting to go through more hurt for fear their pain will not be alleviated.

The road to freedom is bumpy, but prayer changes circumstances and the hope only Jesus brings transforms lives. Do not allow the pain of a slow recovery or old trauma force you to turn around and go back where you came from. Finish the journey. Make the sacrifices you need to make in order to heal. If you stay on track, your life will be radically changed in ways you cannot now imagine. You will not be disappointed.  

Be blessed today.