Healing And The Measuring Of It
Sometimes the healing process that God takes us through can actually feel like open heart surgery without the anaesthetic.
When you became a believer in Jesus, you began on a journey of deep healing. It’s hard to escape and Jesus is committed to it. One of the great benefits of Jesus shedding His blood is that it means that God can fully address your brokenness (humanities brokenness: Romans 8) at the very root of the issue. It is a life long process and at times the pain from the healing process can often make it feel like you are going backwards and not forwards.
This is a process that God by His Spirit began in you and it’s not a process that you can finish yourself. Ever heard that scripture “‘Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,” says the Lord’? It’s from Zechariah 4:6 and God is talking about the building of His temple. Well, we are now the temple in which He lives and He is still committed to building His temple (you!) by the power of His Spirit and not by your own efforts.
So to encourage you, don’t worry if the healing process has been painful and difficult. Pain and discomfort are not indicators of failure. Even if your pain is causing you to stumble. It’s not failure. You’ve only failed if you give up trusting God to do the work. NEVER say that your sin has defeated you. Get back up. He started this work in you, and He will finish it. Push through the pain and discomfort. Your reward will be joy. A joy that cannot be stolen by anyone or any circumstance.
Galatians 3: 2-4 Let me put this question to you: How did your new life begin? Was it by working your heads off to please God? Or was it by responding to God’s Message to you? Are you going to continue this craziness? For only crazy people would think they could complete by their own efforts what was begun by God. If you weren’t smart enough or strong enough to begin it, how do you suppose you could perfect it? Did you go through this whole painful learning process for nothing?
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