I have this blogpost brewing in my system – it has to do with embracing the pain, leaning into the discomfort and acknowledging your brokenness – in order for you to grow and recover.
We all know healing is a process. We all know not to try and rush is, even though we try. We know not to pick at the wound. All of that is easy when the wound is physical – but how exactly do I do that when we’re talking about emotional scars?
I guess that is why I haven’t really written the words. It will feel like a half-thought instead of anything with real substance.
I was “introduced” to Christine Caine when she preached at Bethel Church in last year. If I remember correctly Bethel has 3 services in the morning and Christine were to preach at all 3. What was astounding was that she preached very different sermons at each of the services – it was so different that all 3 messages were posted on the Bethel TV podcast. Christine blew me away – bold and direct – she has the ability to communicate a message, like few people I’ve heard. It really is profound to hear her speaking.
In the below video Christine speaks about having the courage to let go of your past. As I watched the video, the idea of healing comes, during the process of letting go. It comes in allowing the process to take it’s course while constantly renewing our mind (healing of the mind) which bring freedom.
Often times we think we’re the only ones going through something. And while we know on a rational level that we really aren’t the only ones, the vastness of what is happening in our immediate environment just makes it so difficult to get perspective. Christine helped to give me some perspective:
“We can’t change the past. But we can make decisions today to deal with yesterday, to walk into the fullness of tomorrow, the life – Jesus Christ died and rose again – to give each and every one of us – we have a future. ” – Christine Caine
She end the video praying these words:
I pray that we will do what is needed to do, to let go of the past and step into the promise of the abundant purpose driven passionate life that Jesus died to give us.