The Bermuda Triangle
Have you ever felt like you were in the Bermuda Triangle of Faith? Try as you might you just couldn’t find your way out? Maybe it’s a silence. A place that feels stagnant. Like nothing is moving and you just can’t see ahead or even where you’ve been so you could back track and find your way home again. You were just lost.
Well recently I have been there. For a long while actually. Until now I had been going to college since 2008 and I was working on my second Bachelor’s degree when the pressure became too much for me and I knew I needed a Sabbaths rest from school for a while. I also gained a tragic case of writer’s block where I couldn’t write not here nor there nor anywhere. And in my devotional time with God He remained silent. Until today. Suddenly a breeze blew in and I heard a word that it was a time to heal. I got my word for the year, healing or whole.
a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,
Ecclesiastes 3:3 NIV
To Heal or Not to Heal
I had much healing I needed to take time out for, but all the busy work in my life was preventing me from receiving it. I don’t do rest well. The quiet disturbs me. It makes me listen to the aching of my heart and soul. And so I wondered if it may be that is also your time to rest or time to heal? Are we both faced with to heal or not to heal? Are you allowing God access to your heart and soul? I know healing can be a scary thought. The process can be painful. No one wants to face pain in their lives. But we can’t go around dragging our brokenness through life because healed is Gods will for us. Wholeness is his plan for us. He is in the restoration business. We are the clay in His, the Potter’s hands.
We Must Be Willing
So I’m willing to lay down by defenses and raise up my heart to Him, bare my soul to my maker, and allow Him to come in and work His healing in me. Could and would you do the same?
Here are a few verses for you and I to cling to during this time. (If you know someone who needs healing maybe you could share this with them for encouragement that they are not alone.)
I cry out to the Lord and He heals me. Psalm 30:2
The Lord forgives all my sins and heals all my diseases. Psalm 103:3
He sends His word and heals me and rescues me from the pit and destruction. Psalm 107:20
He heals my broken heart and binds up my wounds. Psalm 147:3
My light shall break forth like the morning and my healing shall spring forth speedily. Isaiah 58:3
Heal me oh Lord, and I shall be healed; save me and I shall be saved, for You are my praise. Jeremiah 17:14
The Lord has declared that He will restore me to health and heal my wounds. Jeremiah 30:17
He Himself bore my sins in his body on the tree, so that I might die to sins and live for righteousness; by his wounds I have been healed. 1 Peter 2:24
Do not hide your face from me in the day of trouble; incline your ear to me; in the day that I call, answer me speedily. Psalm 102:2
Let your tender mercies come speedily to meet us for we have been brought very low. Psalm 79:8
For I will forgive their wickedness and I will remember their sins no more. Hebrews 8:12
If we confess our sins He is faithful and just to forgive our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9
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