Healing Takes Time

Healing according to Wikipedia, ” Healing (literally meaning to make whole) is the process of the restoration of health to an unbalanced, diseased or damaged organism. Healing may be physical or physiological and not without the mutual reception of these two dimensions of human health. With respect to physical damage or disease suffered by an organism, healing involves the repair of living tissue, organs and   system as a whole and resumption of normal functioning. It is the process by which the cells in the body regenerate and repair to reduce the size of a damaged or necrotic area and replace it with new living tissue. The replacement can happen in two ways: by regeneration in which the necrotic cells are replaced by new cells that form similar tissue as was originally there; or by repair in which injured tissue is replaced with scar tissue.”

While Spiritual Healing according to http://1stholistic.com, “Spirituality involves the recognition and acceptance of a God beyond our own intelligence and with whom we can have a relationship. This God can provide an experience of inspiration, joy, security, peace of mind, and guidance that goes beyond what is possible in the absence of the conviction that such a power exists.”

May it be physical healing or spiritual healing, both can relieve the mind and body.

Many times in our lives, people and/or one particular person hurt us. People inflicted pain to us which we thought will never heal or will never be forgotten and forgiven. We suffered,  felt degraded, humiliated, condemned and all the melancholy feeling you can ever have. Some takes days, weeks, months, years or never to recover. We keep in our hearts the agony that only us recognize.

People left us for no reason, for a simple reason and most of the time we were clueless of their reasons why they disappeared. People treated us the opposite way we wished to. Many questions left unanswered. Why do they have to hurt us? Why can’t they stay and just be happy with you? Why it has to be you? What have I done wrong? When will this end?

The situation is comparable to this song by the famous band from the 60’s; The Beatles says,

“Yesterday, all my troubles seemed so far away | Now it looks as though they’re here to stay | Oh, I believe in yesterday | Suddenly I’m not half the man I used to be | There’s a shadow hanging over me | Oh, yesterday came suddenly | Why she had to go I don’t know, she wouldn’t say | I said something wrong | Now I long for yesterday | Yesterday love was such an easy game to play | Now I need a place to hide away | Oh, I believe in yesterday | Why’d she have to go? | I don’t know, she wouldn’t say | I said something wrong | Now I long for yesterday | Yesterday love was such an easy game to play | Now I need a place to hide away | Oh, I believe in yesterday”

It can be viewed here. It’s a live performance in Munich, Germany.

One fine day arrived. One good thing or best thing happened. Or someone came in to your life and wiped away all the tears, the pain and the madness, everything disappeared. It could also be a life changing event, incident or accident that occurred. Everything vanished as if the pain never existed. You feel the lightness in your heart. It feels you are a different person now, renewed. Everything is considered as a PAST now. You feel you are ready to face all the hurt and the people who caused you pain. Healing it is.

Then you finally sense the freedom. How victorious it is. I will quote another song, this time by Deniece Williams,

Now that we have gotten through | One more fall I can just admit I’ve got it all | Cause I do | Cause I’ve got you | We’ve crossed these battle lines to many times | It passes through the heart | But it never leaves a mark | Cause Your love just keeps on healing me | No matter how I bruise | If I just trust You | Your love just keeps on healing me | One more clue | One more chance that wasn’t there before | In your arms no pain can harm the way I’m feeling | Lord I know that Your love is healing | I’ve kicked around those lines in my head | But I’ve never listened to the words that You said | See where its lead | Well I know I have it now | Cause You showed me how | And all I had to do Was just to keep my eyes on You | Cause Your love just keeps on healing me| No matter how I bruise | If I just trust You | Your love just keeps on healing me | One more clue | One more chance that wasn’t there before | In your arms no pain can harm the way I’m feeling | Lord I know that Your love is healing
(break)
Cause Your love just keeps on healing me | No matter how I bruise | If I just trust You | Your love just keeps on healing me | One more clue | One more chance that wasn’t there before | In your arms no pain can harm the way I’m feeling | Lord I know that Your love is healing

It can be viewed here.

Your love just keeps on healing me. I felt like a withered flower; dried and unhealthy. Scars will remain while Healing takes time. I am ready. I will always face the world with a smile. I have gathered my strength and picked up the pieces of the broken me. Eventually, I will be whole again. I can finally leave the past behind, forgive, forget and move on with faith that the Lord will never forsaken nor leave me. I am like a fresh flower who just bloomed; full of color and life. Just in time, ready to love and trust again.

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Here are some Bible verses about Healing:

James 5:16
Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.

Mark 5:34
He said to her, “Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace and be freed from your suffering.”

Psalm 147:3
He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.

Jeremiah 17:14
Heal me, O LORD, and I will be healed; save me and I will be saved, for you are the one I praise.

The Serenity Prayer

 

God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.
Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
Taking, as He did, this sinful world
as it is, not as I would have it;
Trusting that He will make all things right
if I surrender to His Will;
That I may be reasonably happy in this life
and supremely happy with Him
Forever in the next.
Amen.

Reinhold Niebuhr

Note: The serenity prayer is not actually in the Bible, but rather was originally written by theologian Reinhold Niebuhr in the 1930s or 1940s.