Healing as a Process
To grant to those who mourn in Zion— to give them a beautiful headdress instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, the garment of praise instead of a faint spirit; that they may be called oaks of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he may be glorified. Isaiah 61:3
“Time doesn’t heal all wounds. It’s what you do with that time that heals all wounds.” Peter Scazzero
In essence, time doesn’t heal anything. But, healing often takes time to be completed.
There are so many types of wounds that God can heal. Including physical, mental, emotional, relational, and spiritual.
Depending upon the type and severity, the healing process will vary. The treatment needs to match the injury.
You cannot do therapy with a compound fracture. There must first be sufficient healing or the therapy could cause additional damage. Whereas a wrongly spoken word that wounds, may quickly be healed by forgiveness followed by not judging the offender.
Consider first the damage or depth of the wound to set a righteous expectation of healing.
Then ask for God’s wisdom in the following areas:
Who needs to walk with you to experience healing?
If it is a relationship, who can be a peacemaker if needed?
Who do you know that has experienced a similar wound resulting in healing?
What resources will you need for both healing and restoration?
Who do you know that will pray for you?
The most important thing to remember is that God is enough. Whether it is a short or long process, He is our ultimate help and healer. In Him alone do we hope. Who better to heal you than Who made you? No one.
Lord, may we not just trust the process and time, but You. Remind us each moment that You love us and desire to have us experience the fullness of Your restoring us to health. This is all for Your glory. Amen