It's been a healing week for me. i cut the final string to my past and it was freeing on all levels. i was feeling pretty blah all week because of the emotional stress relating to my past. But this week of healing was different in that i didn't resist what my body, mind, and spirit were processing to get through this final stage. i came into agreement with how i really felt and i allowed myself the time and rest needed to detox the baggage i'd been carrying around.
Last night, i asked God to speak to me through His Word as i held a closed Bible in my hands. Psalms immediately came to mind, and then, the number 37. The verse that grabbed my attention was:
Be still before the Lord
and wait patiently for him. —Psalm 37:7
Rest. Don't resist. Healing happens in the resting, not the resisting. While i would normally get anxious about the way i was physically feeling, i just rested, because that's what God told me to do. And while a battle raged on my behalf, all i had to do was trust God and rest. He fought the battle, not i. He promised victory and i claimed it.
Cynthia wrote a great post this week on Jesus performing specific kinds of healing according to the need. It included some great scripture verses, so be sure to read or re-read.
Lori listed a few essential ideas to remember in regards to healing and she also said: It is critical to see your healing as a marathon, not a race. God reveals the layers that need to be healed, as they need to be healed.
Julia reiterated the importance of liking yourself - considering yourself a friend, not an enemy. Loving yourself is essential to finding wholeness.
Isn't it amazing how much each one of us has learned about God, ourselves, and healing? We are each on our on journey, but God has revealed things that all lead back to His Word and promises of healing.
God is SO good!
Thank you, Lord, for your living Word. Thank you for letting me rest while you healed.
P.S. We're moving! God has led us to a brand new website that we'll be launching in the next several weeks. Moving is healing for me, as this space was a huge part of my past. If you've been around for awhile, you know i've written several posts on how important it is to let go and start fresh. The last few years, i thought i had broken wings, but really they were un-broken wings rediscovered. The Lord has been kind and gracious to me and has made me strong and revealed a purpose for my life greater than i could have ever imagined. i pray you'll come with us to the new site, which also has a coordinating Facebook page. You can interact with us over there (we'd LOVE it if you would!) While i am building the new site, keep up with us here and on Facebook and Twitter, We are so excited! Stay tuned :)