Healing or taking the steps to healing isn't always easy. Matter of fact, is usually isn't. It really feels like going through the narrow gate as the bible speaks of. It's tough and feels awful many times.
The first step of healing begins, I believe, when we first begin to see that maybe what we made ourselves out to be in life, or the life we want everyone to believe we have isn't really real.
When we first see that we aren't really happy, although we act and tell everyone we are. When we really begin to notice that void within us that longs for more. It longs for more joy, more peace, more happiness, togetherness or even a life you've always wanted. When we first begin to see that those words our husbands, boyfriends, church members, or even family members tell us really do hurt, although we pretend it doesn't and we continually allow it.
Healing begins to grow in us when we not only see it, but begin to find ways to change it.
Healing and change comes with a price. It comes with a price too high for some, but not for you because I know you have it in you to change. Change and healing comes with adversity, heartache, and pain, to say the least. It comes with standing up against hurtful people and finding that courage within yourself to stand and speak out, although that courage is what failed you time and again in your past. It takes looking past that and knowing there is life on the other side away from this way of life.
Taking the steps to healing comes with failures as well as successes. It comes with falling down and getting back up. It comes with not stopping and for me, relying heavily on Christ, what He stood for, how much He loves me and in knowing and really realizing what He died for. He died for me and YOU. He died for YOU and knows you can stand against anything as long as He is in you to help.
Start today. Ask Jesus in, if you haven't already, ask Him for His strength and His courage and then let the healing and change begin.
Don't fear change. It's not changing and not healing that keeps you away from that life you have always wanted. He will bring YOU the desires of your heart if you follow Him to freedom.
Contact me today for ways to find your life of freedom and let the healing begin. You won't be sorry.
Rachel Everhart, RN
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
Love never fails.
Why does this seem so hard to find? I think it is because we try to use our minds instead of our hearts towards Jesus. Jesus is love. He was sent out of love for us and He showed this by dying for us, despite us being 'guilty' as sinners when he died. Pretty powerful.
I used to think love was a set of expectations met. It is so much more profound than that.
Start today and ask God to show you His love. Once you begin to see His love for you, you will be very amazed at how other forms of what you thought was love begin to leave and you start searching for more of God to fill that space. He will pour love into you as much as you allow Him to. It isn't about just reading your bible, it IS about forming a relationship with Him. That starts with communication.
Ask Papa God to show you His love towards you.
Rachel Everhart RN