There are times when I feel as though my hurts will never end, as though the healing will never happen. I tell God about the same hurts over and over again. I wonder when the healing will come.
Hurts can bleed into every facet of our lives. We can be triggered by big and small things that remind us of the past. We look for affirmation from students, husbands, administration, parents-but it never seems to be enough to cover the hurt. We’ll just get triggered again and go looking for something to temporarily take the pain away.
God’s healing is not a short term solution. God heals completely, not just covering the wound but repairing it in ways we could never imagine. When God heals, He truly cleans the out the wound and this process can be painful. It hurts to confront the sins from our past-sins that we committed or that others committed against us. When we confront these hurts with God by our side, when we’re honest and confess the sin, when we look to Him for renewal, He replaces the hurt with healing, with comfort, with His own words of affirmation.
This healing process it not immediate. It takes time and a willingness to let God into our deepest hurts. But God is so faithful and the wound will be healed so completely that you will be both closer to God and stronger. You will be able to speak God’s words of love into others’ hurts because you’ve already come out on the other side knowing that God will provide and He will heal. There is no better healer. He made you, He was there when the hurt happened, He knows exactly what you need. He will take care of you with the intimacy of a perfectly loving Father. You just have to take the first step to let Him in.
“If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” -2 Chronicles 7:14
“He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. He determines the number of the stars and calls them each by name. Great is our Lord and mighty in power; his understanding has no limit.” –Psalm 147:3-5