Healing can’t be done alone
When we’ve been hurt, the one thing we long for is to move past the pain to a better place in our hearts and lives.
Healing is a very personal experience and the process is different for everyone.
Depending on the situation and length of time in the relationship, healing can take anywhere from a few months to years.
We live in a society, where we are told we should just move on, but that is not healthy. Often times we have to stop and just work through the pain. Digging deep is not easy, but essential to truly healing.
But, healing often cannot be done alone. We are made for relationships and often need someone to listen as we pour out our pain.
But, there are places where we can turn in the healing process.
- A support group—this is with other people that are going through a similar situation and understand what we are going through
- Counseling—from a professional who is trained to deal with what we are going through and how to help us
- A caring friend—it’s great to have friends that will listen and help, but often our friends began to grow weary and tired of hearing us cover the same territory over and over.
- God—this is the first place we can begin. That’s not to say that we do not need a support group and counseling also, but God saw all we went through. He knows our heart and He knows how to help us move forward.
Matthew 5:4 says, “Blessed are they that mourn, for they will be comforted.”
Where do you turn in the healing process?