Freedom & Healing ; Filled & Free Day 3

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Freedom: the state of not being imprisoned or enslaved.
Healing: the process of making or becoming sound or healthy again.

Often times we find ourselves imprisoned by or enslaved to our past hurts. These can be from dating relationships, friendships, family relationships, and so on. Life is filled with all sorts of hurts and disappointments. The good news is that we have a God who desires that we walk through healing into wholeness. In order to get there, we must be willing to be vulnerable before the Lord. The most amazing thing about vulnerability before the Lord is that when we expose our lives to Him, we are simply giving Him the space to work in the areas of our lives that He already knows about.

When we put off allowing the Lord to touch the parts of our lives that are broken, we put off the healing the Lord desires for us to have so that we can walk in His freedom.

God does not ask us to be perfect, He desires for us to be available so that we may be vessels emptied out and ready to be used by Him. Sometimes we are victims in our circumstances and relationships, and our hurts are beyond our control. Other times, we act out of disobedience and walk towards situations that lead to hurt and brokenness. The Lord desires healing for both of these situations.

He heals the broken-hearted, and binds up their wounds. -Psalm 147:3 

Therefore, if anyone cleanses himself from what is dishonorable, he will be a vessel for honorable use, set apart as holy, useful to the master of the house, ready for every good work. -2 Timothy 2:21

If the Lord is calling you at this time in your life to walk through a season of healing, move forward into it joyfully! It may seem like you are taking a step back or getting off track, but the Lord is actually preparing you for what He has purposed for you. As humans in a fast-paced and works-based culture, we tend to have a difficult time slowing down and resting in the Lord, allowing Him to move in our hearts. We often feel like we are not making progress if we are just spending time in the presence of the Lord, but the truth is that in that time the Holy Spirit is working and moving, healing old hurts and instilling truths in us that will enable us to move forward. So be excited! 

If the Lord is calling you to spend some time before Him for healing – whether for one day, a few weeks, or several months – being obedient to this will lead to an even greater freedom and joy, if only we are willing.

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                                        About the Author

Rachel Sarvak is a 22 year old student living in Franklin, TN. She is a social work major, and passionate about incorporating her faith into that to see broken people made whole by the love of Christ. She loves listening to music, journaling, and spending time with wonderful people. She hopes in the future to do lots of traveling and experience new things, all the while gaining a deeper understanding of the love of the Lord.


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