Heal me, and I will be healed

“Pain is inevitable. But suffering is optional.”

Life is full of so much pain and hurt. Whether we are on the giving or the receiving end. And sometimes, it is the inner pain, rather than any physical pain, that hurts the most.

But pain is inevitable. It’s an unavoidable consequence of being alive. The moment we no longer feel anything, we have passed from this life, awaiting the next.

Whether you have inflicted pain on others or are subject to the pain others have inflicted on you, you must not let that pain control you. The most powerful weapon we have in this life is our mind.

Our minds control our feelings of sadness, inadequacy, fear, worry, hopelessness, and guilt. If we learn to control our mind, instead of letting it control us, we can overcome anything.

It’s easier to deal with pain that we feel is undeserved. Because then we can blame someone else. Or we can blame God. But on occasion we will find ourselves in pain that we have caused to come upon ourselves. Pain we feel we deserve.

We can choose to wallow in self-pity, or even self hate. But imagine if we could grasp on to the fact that God does not only heal the pain others inflict on us. But that he also heals the pain we inflict on ourselves.

Healing is a journey. It is not something that happens overnight—even if we want it to. Sometimes we need to sit back and not wallow in tears but rather actively seek God. Actively dwell on things that lift us up, instead of dragging us down.

“Surely he took up our infirmities and carried our sorrows, yet we considered him stricken by God, smitten by him, and afflicted.  But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed.” – Isaiah 53:4-5

“Praise the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits—who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion.” – Psalms 103:2-4

“Heal me, O LORD, and I will be healed; save me and I will be saved, for you are the one I praise.” – Jeremiah 17:14

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