“For he has not despised or scorned the suffering of the afflicted one; he has not hidden his face from him but has listened to his cry for help.”- Psalm 22:24
As Sara Horn concludes Chapter 4 of How Can I Possibly Forgive?, she stresses that when we stay focused on our scars, those scars can interfere with what God wants us to do. Rather than letting go, we hold on- and we stop moving on.
When we focus on the One who has all the power, scars lose their control over us. People and situations fail us, but God never fails us. Instead of worrying so much about the approval of others, we need to be intentional in our concern about God’s approval. That begins when we start to realize that Jesus asks for our availability, not our perfection.
Sara observes that all of us are looking for someone who will “get us.” But we commonly make two mistakes in our search: (1) we look to others to help us heal our hurts, but give up when they can’t or won’t; (2) we believe no one can help us or be there for us, so we don’t even try. We must remember that no one can “get us” better than God.
Sara concludes that healing is a process, and forgiveness aids in that process. Healing is a process that takes time.
Today’s question: What Scriptures have been foundational in the process of your healing? Please share.
Tomorrow’s blog: “Initiate the healing process”