Posts Tagged ‘Healing’

The most meaningful presents we receive might not come wrapped in shiny paper or frilly ribbons. They are often the ones that lift your spirit, brighten your day or trigger your imagination.

I’ve been curious what others consider to be their ‘best gift’ so have been looking at other people’s stories about their ‘best gifts’, so here’s one I want to share with you.

“I was in my 30s when I accidentally found out I was adopted—a discovery that left me feeling somewhat angry and lost. After six months of searching, I found my birth mother in England and eventually flew over to meet her and my two half sisters. As nice as all that was, there was so much I didn’t know. Then one of my sisters sent me a beautiful scrapbook with a picture of four women on the cover. It was filled with photos and information about our Scottish lineage, our grandparents and uncles. Each page had a wonderfully detailed letter describing each person’s personality. That priceless object was a dose of healing when I needed it most.”  ~ Lorna Little, West Hartford, Connecticut

Sometimes a gift may be a just what we need to lift our spirits when we’ve been going through a tough time. When that happens, you know your gift has come from someone special!

In the last few days I’ve talked about how we get through tough times in our life. We can appear to be completely deflated and defeated by what we face, but when we follow the advice given in the posts of the last few days, we can find strength.

When we pray and give our all to God, He can start working in us, and through us, and start healing and renewing us for the inside out. So again I urge you, give all your problems and concerns to God, and He will help you through every situation you face.

When we are physically injured or ill, we go and see our GP or go to the hospital to be healed.

When we are injured, hurt or spiritually broken, where should we go, and who should we seek?

God is the one who an heal the broken and give the lost direction. While we can seek God anywhere, we must tell the people in our communities that

Churches are not museums that display perfect people. They are hospitals where the wounded, hurt, injured and broken find healing. ~ Nicky Gumbel

None of us are perfect, and therefore we are all in need of a place, a church, where we can find healing.

Have you found your church?

Power

Posted: February 4, 2015 in Health, hospital, life, music, pray, prayer, religion, words
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Prayer shows our dependence on God, His power and His wisdom.

Prayer is powerful and so important.

While sitting in a hospital waiting room waiting for my Mum recently, I picked up one of the general hospital magazine that was lying on the table, and read what I thought was an interesting article about some studies that have been carried out in the medical field showing the power of prayers.

It said that in the studies they used two groups of people to observe the difference between the group that was being prayed for and the group that wasn’t. There was a marked difference in the recovery of those who were being prayed for, and they hadn’t even told these folk that they were being prayed for!

Many hospitals these days do recognise the importance of prayer in the healing process of their patients, and so now welcome pastors and chaplains to be a part of their healing team.

My conclusion – If hospitals realise the power of prayer, isn’t it about time you did!

Hope for healing

Posted: November 16, 2014 in Health, hope, life, music, quotes, religion
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There is hope for your healing.

There is hope for your healing, because there is God!

So let God heal your mind, your body and most importantly, your heart by giving Him your all today.

Wherever

Posted: October 1, 2014 in Health, love, music, religion
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No matter us where we are, who we are, what we have done, God loved us yesterday, loves is today, and will love us tomorrow.

No matter our hurts, our wounds, our scars, God can heal us and make us whole.

Nothing can keep us from God’s love, ever!

 

Healing Is In Your Hands by Christy Nockels

No mountain, no valley
No gain or loss we know
Could keep us from Your love

No sickness, no secret
No chain is strong enough
To keep us from Your love
To keep us from Your love

How high? How wide?
No matter where I am
Healing is in Your hands

How deep? How strong?
Now by Your grace I stand
Healing is in Your hands

Our present, our future
Our past is in Your hands
We’re covered by Your blood
We’re covered by Your blood

How high? How wide?
No matter where I am
Healing is in Your hands

How deep? How strong?
Now by Your grace I stand
Healing is in Your hands

Sing this in faith
In all things we know that
We are more than conquerors
You keep us by Your love
Sing it out in all things

In all things we know that
We are more than conquerors
You keep us by Your love
You keep us by Your love

How high? How wide? Oh, Lord
No matter where I am
Healing is in Your hands

How deep? How deep is Your love?
How strong? How strong is Your love?
Now by Your grace I stand
Healing is in Your hands

Less Like Scars by Sara Groves

It’s been a hard year
But I’m climbing out of the rubble
These lessons are hard
Healing changes are subtle
But every day it’s

Less like tearing, more like building
Less like captive, more like willing
Less like breakdown, more like surrender
Less like haunting, more like remember

And I feel you here
And you’re picking up the pieces
Forever faithful
It seemed out of my hands, a bad situation
But you are able
And in your hands the pain and hurt
Look less like scars and more like character

Less like a prison, more like my room
It’s less like a casket, more like a womb
Less like dying, more like transcending
Less like fear, less like an ending

And I feel you here
And you’re picking up the pieces
Forever faithful
It seemed out of my hands, a bad situation
But you are able
And in your hands the pain and hurt
Look less like scars

Just a little while ago
I couldn’t feel the power or the hope
I couldn’t cope, I couldn’t feel a thing
Just a little while back
I was desperate, broken, laid out, hoping
You would come

And I need you
And I want you here
And I feel you

And I know you’re here
And you’re picking up the pieces
Forever faithful
It seemed out of my hands, a bad, bad situation
But you are able

And in your hands the pain and hurt
 Look less like scars [x3]

And more like character

Yes, as the above song says, it’s been a tough year for me. Having said that, it is getting a little easier, although I most definitely still have some very tough days, when I feel as if my world has fallen apart, not just because of the death of both my Dad and my Aunt Mae, but also because other events and developments this year.

What keeps me going? Sometimes, if I’m honest, I don’t really know what gets me through each day. Other times I am sure it’s because of those around me. I know that know matter what kind of day I’m having, and what kind of challenges I’m facing, God is with me and helping me, and help to heal my wounds.

If your life seems full of open wounds, turn to God, He can help heal your wounds.

Come, let us return to the Lord…he will heal us…he will bind up our woundsHosea 6:1

The above verse from scripture is not just referring to our physical wounds, but our emotional and spiritual wounds too.

Sometimes, we can find that it’s the emotional hurts that cause us the deepest of wounds. Sometimes, our physical wounds become invisible long before our emotional scars.

Sometimes it may even be spiritual scars which are the hardest to heal. e.g. We may feel God deserted us when we needed Him most.

God can and will heal your ever wound, but He will leave the scars. Why? Point of Grace explain perfectly in their song Heal the Wounds:

Heal the wound but leave the scar
A reminder of how merciful You are
I am broken, torn apart
Take the pieces of this heart
And heal the wound but leave the scar

So there’s only one way to heal all your wounds, turn to God, or if you’ve previously turn away rom Him, re-turn to Him, He can heal all your wounds.

Have you ever asked, “How much heartache must I know?”

I guess at some point in our life, we’ve all asked that question. I guess many of us have even asked God that question, and wondered when He was going to say, “enough is enough”.

Sometimes we can cry so much that it’s hard to imagine you can still have any tears left to cry. Personally I find at those times, that I find myself crying just because…  i.e. I don’t know why I’m crying any more it’s simply that that’s what I want to do!

When you feel you’ve got no more to give and you’ve cried every tear you could possibly cry, do not despair because God is there. He can heal your wounds and mend your broken heart and make you whole again. Trust Him!

Life sucks sometimes, doesn’t it!

I’m sure you’d heard plenty of folk say that, “Laughter is the best medicine“, but sometimes when life sucks, laughing is the last thing you want to do and can feel like something you’ll never feel like doing again. That’s why sometimes the complete opposite can actually be the best medicine for us…i.e. crying

Laughter is the best medicine, but never forget tears are healing. ~ Marie Wikle

Talking from my own experiences, there have been times when laughing has been the furthest thing from my mind, however after having a good old cry (sometimes for hours at a time) things haven’t seemed so bad. I’m not saying that crying solves all your problems, far from it, but what I am saying is that sometimes we just need to let go of all emotions that have built up in us and have a good old cry.