“FACE THE PAIN, EMBRACE IT AND HEAL”
“There is a time to tear apart and a time to sew together.” Ecclesiastes 3:7
“Our wounds are often the openings into the best and most beautiful part of us.” David Richo
Boy, could this be interpreted and read into so many ways! That’s why I’m just looking at half of this verse. “There is a time to tear apart“- there is a time to heal from “past hurts” – ie talk about them, cry about them, get angry about them with others. I know in my life I refused many times to “tear my emotions apart” as a first step to healing. When I’ve run away. distracted myself, acted like everything is ok; inside I was dying, feeling depressed and not moving forward. I felt stuck, trapped, hopeless. Have you felt this way or are feeling this way? It doesn’t have to be this way! The first step to healing is to tear apart and to “face” the pain, the hurt that has been eating at us. Many of us don’t want to look at it. We think it will be unbearable. Good news! Its not-its TEMPORARY:) “And a time to sew together“.. With God’s love and guidance, we can face it, mourn it and “sew together” our lives with our past hurts. This creates us to be beautifully authentic and compassionate people who understand “pain” others go through. Does this take time? YES. We can’t rush through the process but with God we can move forward and our future can look bright again:)
FATHER GOD – THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR GIVING US A CHANCE TO HEAL FROM PAST HURTS AND MOVE FORWARD. REMIND US ITS NOT SELFISH OR UNBEARABLE (WITH YOUR GUIDANCE) TO TEAR APART AND FACE OUR PAIN. HELP US TO UNDERSTAND THAT THIS IS A PROCESS WE CHOOSE TO UNDERTAKE (UNDER YOUR CARE) TO HEAL AND BE MORE EFFECTIVE FOR YOU. THANK YOU FOR YOUR LOVE. AMEN.