It Takes Time

Remember when you were a kid and you would get a cut and want it to go away as soon as possible? So, you’d pick at it or try to cover it with a band aid. Your parents would get on to you and say that you’re just making it worse or you’re just making it heal slower. Well, they were right.

The more you try to pick on your wounds the more it will take longer to heal. Covering it with a band aid won’t help either because no wound heals overnight. They say that time heals all wounds. It’s true.  You see, healing does take time. It doesn’t have a timeline.  But what does this word “healing” actually mean? According to Google, it means, “the process of making or becoming sound or healthy again.” So now the question is, how long does someone have to wait until they can finally say “I’m healed”?

Healing happens over time. It’s something that cannot be rushed. It’s an everyday process. You got to be patient with yourself and push yourself to be brave enough to heal. Healing is hard and I will tell you this, there will be days where your mind will be full of questions and you will feel desperate for answers that do not exist. There will be moments where all hope is lost and you will feel like you have not made any progress. Healing is messy and can get ugly. Sometimes it can be breaking and painful. But, there will also be days when you feel free and hopeful, even when you thought you had no hope left. There will be moments where you will feel supported and loved by the people around you and that healing won’t be too far away. And those moments are the ones you should hold on to.

Healing also happens when you’re alone at night or when you’re sitting in your car at a red light and suddenly you remember everything that hurts, and it feels like you’re getting stabbed in the chest repeatedly. Now your whole body just feels heavy, your heart and everything inside you hurts. Because, healing is pain, but it is also triumph. To be honest, you will always scar, but it will serve as a reminder that you made it!

The bible says  For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.” -Romans 8:18

It takes time. It takes pain. It takes hopelessness. It is not an easy process. But, healing will come. And when this pain is over, the joy that He will bring in your life will be incomparable. He has a plan for your life. God brought you this far and He will get you through.

So this New Year, I pray for everyone that’s in the process of healing. Don’t give up on yourself! Keep pushing. Give your broken pieces to the Healer. Little by little, every day, as healing slowly finds its way to you and as your wounds become scars which will be proof of how gracefully you healed, your heart will be full of joy, hope and love. You will be better than okay.

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Keep on Waiting: Charity Huba

From to the beginning of time, man has never ceased in wanting to be in control. It’s been in our DNA from the first human; to be curious and try to take matters into our own hands-thanks a lot, Eve! We can all personally testify to being pushy and obsessive when it comes to our future, our well-being, and most commonly our romantic relationships. It’s natural!

But, poor God. You think after creating all the universe and every living creature in it, he’d have a little credibility for knowing what he’s doing! We live in a society that does not rely or pay respect to God. Our culture is very self-sufficient. Everyone is expected to make their own way, determine their destiny, and create their own future. Jesus has definitely given us the freedom to make our own decisions, but if we truly want the best and blessed life, we must leave him in control! He has plans for you that are transcendent than what you want for yourself. I don’t know about you, but I have wild plans and expectations for what I am to do with myself. But, it doesn’t scratch the surface of what God could create for me if I let him.

There is numerous scripture on waiting on the Lord: (Isiah 64:4, Hebrews 6:12, Psalms 33:20-21). But, there’s one in particular that will make you look at being patient with God a little differently.

Isaiah 30:18 “And therefore will the Lord wait, that he may be gracious unto you, and therefore will he be exalted, that he may have mercy upon you: for the Lord is a God of judgment: blessed are all they that wait for him.”

This scripture is a bit of a “toe stepper”. God waits on us all the time: every time we sin, are unfaithful, and deserving of His judgment. So, we have no right to be impatient with the one who is perfect and without flaw! He is forbearing with us…why should He deserve any less? He doesn’t need our mercy or forgiveness, but He does expect trust in return for His daily tolerance with our fickleness. Wait on God, because he often waits on you.

But, beyond the fact that God deserves our belief and confidence, waiting on the Lord is the only way to live! This is why suicide rates are high, stress levels are through the roof, and psychiatrists have people lined up outside their doors. People try to depend on themselves for a happy and bright future…and it never works without God. Do yourself a favor and keep yourself from a tiring life of frustration, worry, and stress. You’ll never regret to make the decision to keep on waiting.

about blogger

Charity is a 23 year old Floridian. She is the financial secretary for her church and works at Division of Elections for the State. She drives an old beat-up 2000 Honda Accord that has one wind shield wiper and her favorite Disney princess is Pocahontas!