"Then your light shall break forth like the morning, Your healing shall spring forth speedily, and your righteousness shall go before you; The glory of the LORD shall be your rear guard. Then you shall call, and the LORD will answer; You shall cry, and He will say, 'Here I am.'" Isaiah 58: 8,9~
This is my favorite scripture in the Bible about healing. It gives me hope and it gives me promise. It also reminds me that the LORD is the healer and He wants to heal us... it springs forth speedily.
I am in need of healing. It goes way down and deep and it has stolen the real me, it has stolen my joy. My wounds came early in life and I have thought that I was healed, that I had forgiven and recovered. I have forgiven and even have understanding of most of it.
But I am not who I am supposed to be. I am not healed. I am not sure exactly what needs to be healed... except for the little girl deep down inside me who walled herself off and found a way to survive by pouring out to others and becoming the over achiever for some self-worth. By being all this to everyone else, I didn't have to deal with myself... with my own pain and isolation.
Just as the LORD put on my heart that this past winter was going to be a time of rest, He has placed all over my heart that this year is a year of healing. And I welcome it. I seek it. I surrender to it. I lie in it and await it's warmth and strength... and joy.