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Healing As You Go

Is there complete healing and restoration this side of Heaven? This is a question that has plagued me since as long as I can remember.  Because if I say yes, I become a dreamer, an idealist, in the eyes of others, who thinks that everything will one day be just fine and dandy.  But if I say no, then many will say that I have no faith in the Creator of the universe whom I so readily claim as my Redeemer. While I am not going to give you a definitive answer to the question posed above, I am going to tell you a little bit about my healing journey that started 6 years, 8 months and 2 days ago. During this time frame not only has my pastor and my husband both preached about our story at our church, I have also opened up my life for the entire worldwide internet to see should they find it interesting. Through sharing our story with you, reading emails from you, talking on the phone with you and if I’m lucky, having a face-to-face with you, I have healed. I am healed more today than I was last month.  And I will be healed more next year than I am today.  That is just the way it works, I believe. Because every time I share, I heal.  Every time I read that someone finds hope because of what we’ve endured, I heal.  Every time I hear that someone has chosen to have faith in God to salvage a marriage that society says to dismiss, I heal.   Every…single…time. When I tell the story, sometimes I cry.  And when those salty tears make their way down my cheeks, I embrace them.  For they tell me that I haven’t grown calloused to a miraculous story that happened 2000 plus years ago so that I could be living mine today.

I love to tell the story,’twill be my theme in glory, to tell the old, old story of Jesus and His love.

15 thoughts on “Healing As You Go”

  1. I believe that each person will receive the amount of healing and restoration that they allow themselves to receive. I personally believe that 100% is available, but it requires going back to the scene of the injury….something that most of us arent willing to do. If we will go back, linger and let God finish his work we receive his best. Few are brave enough to do that.

  2. i guess it depends on what you are wanting to get healed from. ie physical injury vs. a emotional injury. i have friend who lost a finger and people would tell him if he had enough faith his finger would grow back- we have all heard it –

    but for me i was instantly healed from drinking – on nov 6th i was a lush and on nov 7th (after crying out to God for anykind of help) i was NOT a lush (PRAISE GOD) – i was healed of that addiction over night. so my thinking is that it is always his will, his way, our choice to recieve it and our choice to follow it. and i think the same goes for matters of the heart – to me they are just deeper so it takes more of His spririt and time.

  3. i totally agree with your post. totally. i could say more but i can’t say it better than you already did…and i have a hungry 4 month old on my lap 🙂 blessings.

  4. I love that you see relationship with Him and healing as a journey. The classroom of life is what I call it. I have been in enough valleys that I know there is always a mountain top, and also know that when in the valley at some point that will be a piece in my life that will help me minister to others. But I have to admit, I dont like the valleys when I am in them. :0)

    Blessings,
    Roxanne

  5. Great post! You always have the right words. It’s true healing is a journey. Everyone takes differents times and paths to get there.

  6. I think it depends on how you view complete healing. Complete healing doesn’t have to mean no pain. Maybe it can mean having joy in the pain. Like you do so well.

  7. Oh, I believe in this blessing called healing. In my years of ministry, the Lord has graciously allowed me to see both instant and gradual healings, and I’m grateful for each one.

    This is His work, and we are the beneficiaries of His marvelous grace.

    I am still awaiting a much needed healing in my body, and will continue believing God for it; the Lord knows how to heal and delights in fulfilling His eternal Word in our lives.

    Thanks for the post.

  8. God is so gracious. I have only been tell my story publicly for a couple of weeks and the peaceful healing feeling I now have has been amazing. I am so thankful for His redeeming Love.

  9. Im so glad you posted this. There are stories in the bible that tell of some being healed immediately and others “as they went”. I think its important that we take steps toward healing and realize that every day we open ourselves to Gods healing, we are in fact BEING healed.

  10. i think i’ve been waiting for an instantaneous healing in so many different areas of my life. thank you for the reminder that, sometimes, God’s perfect timing is a journey rather than a moment.

    wow. this was really great, cindy. thank you.

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