Healing from hurt!
“You will be nothing but a waitress your whole life.” That phrase has bellowed in my ears some ten years after it was spewed from the mouth of a personality from my past. This individual was responsible for numerous hurts in my life. Hurts that no one should ever have to feel, hurts that have taken years and God’s mercy to overcome……. Recently, a question was posed to me that I thought interesting for the timing of it. The question was this, “Have you healed from your past?” Catching me off guard, I gave a yes, and then changed my answer to a no with a long explanation. After several days of thinking about it, I have come to the conclusion that, yes, I have healed, but the places in my heart are still tender. Sometimes when a harsh remark is made towards me or my family, it reaches that deep place in my soul, and through prayer and my God I am able to overcome the sting with grace. I have to admit, it has taken a very long time to reach the point of not giving my hurts from my past power in my present life. The urge is always to fight back or be defensive when my insecurity is breached, but I have learned where true healing resides, and my friends it is only with THE HEALER HIMSELF, GOD.
As I was thinking this week on the question I was asked, I began to notice that most of us that have lived any life at all have some kind of desperate hurt in our life. You can turn on any reality TV show and hear of the horrific stories that people have lived. You can meet a friend at Starbucks, and be blown away when an avenue of conversation ends up revealing a terrible hurt in their past. I have, at times, been completely blindsided when counseling with a woman to hear what she is trying to deal with in her life. We all have dealt with hurt. Some of us have brought it on ourself, and some of us have been hurt by no fault of our own. The bottom line is WE ALL NEED GOD TO HEAL OUR HURTS.
One of my most favorite verses from scripture is Matthew 9:35 and 36 it reads,
Jesus was going through all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom and HEALING EVERY KIND OF DISEASE AND EVERY KIND OF SICKNESS. Seeing the people, He felt compassion on them, because they were DISTRESSED and DISPIRITED like sheep without a Shepard.
I know that this might be a crazy passage to be considered one of my favorites, but I love the fact that Jesus went to individuals who were hurting for one reason or another and healed them. He felt a deep compassion because the people He saw were distressed and dispirited, so HE DID SOMETHING ABOUT IT!!!!
I don’t know what has been done to you, there maybe something that you are dealing with right now that you need healing from. Your situation could be someone who has said something about you, or maybe you were molested as a child, or maybe your husband is abusive, maybe your mom or dad has left you, maybe someone stole something valuable from you……. I don’t know what it is, but you might need healing. True Emotional, and mental healing doesn’t come from anyone other than CHRIST. I invite you today to deal with it, and cry out to the JEHOVAH RAPHA – THE LORD OUR HEALER and allow Him to work in your heart.
I am living proof that God can truly heal your heart from hurt, just ask Him..
Before I leave you, I wanted to give you a chance to do something that might help in the process of healing. A lot of my healing has come from sharing the things that I have gone through, and helping others with things they are struggling with. I want to invite you, to share a comment with me. I have been posting the comments that have been coming in on the Blog as regularly as I can, and if you feel comfortable with sharing your story, I would love to post it so if someone else reads it they might know that they aren’t alone in their journey. The knowledge that you are not alone, and hearing how someone else has handled it, has a healing power that I know God has used! Feel free to share, and I would love to help start that process with you!