Even the strongest woman in the world has hurt over one circumstance or the other. From painful betrayals to letdowns and heartbreaks, we have all gone through some hurtful experiences at different points in our lives.
But how do we heal if we don’t hurt? It is not possible – one must surely come before the other.
During our times of hurt, we are likely to look for an easy way out. Some resort to traveling with friends, while others turn to food and other temporary pleasures to escape the harsh reality that their hurt brings them.
But as satiating as the things above sound – the process of healing and emerging from the other side can never work that way. You simply cannot expect to heal without going through all the stages of hurt. It is a procedure that takes time.
If you’ve found yourself struggling to heal from any of life’s challenging situations, we encourage you to fully hurt first. Rushing into the healing process by resorting to worldly pleasures might temporarily alleviate your pain – but it won’t be long before you backslide into misery again. So go ahead and cry out all the pain, scream at the wall; break glass plates if you have to. Be sad, hibernate in your bedroom, be miserable, let it all out. Whatever has brought you pain, feel that pain on every end.
After you’ve emerged from the other side of the tunnel, you will finally be equipped to go through the process of healing. Surround yourself with positive vibrations that will only draw you closer to God. Understand that only Him can truly mend a wrecked soul, give you a renewed joy, and restore all that you have lost.
Are you expecting a full recovery from anything? We urge you to go to God. He says in Matthew 11:28: “Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy hearted, and I will give you rest.”
We’d be lying if we said your healing process will be easy. But whether you’re grieving a loss, wallowing in regret or dealing with a disappointment – remember that God is your ultimate shoulder to lean on. Find rest in Him and be amazed at how your life takes a turn for the better.
Psalm 147:3 that “He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.”