Seasons of healing can last days, weeks, months, or even years. The important thing is that you enter the season trusting the Lord to lead you through it. You must have the courage to enter or re-enter the healing process whenever He directs you to do so.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
And lean not on your own understanding;
In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He shall direct your paths.
Sometimes a season of healing begins spontaneously without us doing anything to initiate it. Emotional pain from the past can be, and often is, triggered and comes up as the result of current painful or traumatic situations. When that happens, we need to trust that the Lord knows the perfect time for healing of an area of emotional pain and trauma and follow His guidance to pursue freedom. We should pray as Jeremiah prayed in Jeremiah 17:14, “Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved, for You are my praise.” However, we also need to realize that the healing of emotional pain and trauma can be a painful process, especially if you have experienced serious emotional trauma or a lot of it over a long period of time.
We must enter seasons of healing with this realization that we may experience pain during the process. Just as healing from physical surgery, illnesses, or accidents normally involves pain, healing from emotional pain and trauma is a journey that includes good days and difficult ones. Don’t expect the healing journey to be a piece of cake.
If you fell into a cactus plant, and needles were lodged in your body, there most certainly would be pain involved in their removal. We are blessed as followers of Jesus that He can apply supernatural anesthesia during the healing process and minimize or eliminate the pain of the process completely as He releases the original emotional pain and trauma.
The end result of going through seasons of healing is worth whatever the journey may require. Be diligent and wise in seeking help from a Christian counselor or prayer minister if you need more than prayer from a family member or friend. Always give God praise and thanks for the freedom and healing He provides every step of the way. Thankfulness increases joy and they are both essential in the healing process.
I will praise You, O Lord,
with my whole heart;
I will tell of all Your marvelous works.
Another very important aspect of completing the journey through seasons of healing is waiting with hope. When we see a rose bud that has not yet opened, we wait with hope that it will someday be a beautiful flower. Waiting on the Lord and His perfect timing for the seasons of healing in your life to be accomplished brings freedom in and of itself. It brings freedom from fear and hopelessness.
I would have lost heart,
unless I had believed
That I would see the goodness of the Lord
In the land of the living.
Wait on the Lord;
Be of good courage,
And He shall strengthen your heart;
Wait, I say, on the Lord!
Our prayer for you is that you will face the emotional pain and trauma as the Lord leads you into your seasons of healing and that Jesus will release that pain and trauma so that you can blossom into all He has planned for your life.
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11
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All quoted Scriptures are taken from the New King James Version of the Bible.