Posted by: Anne | January 12, 2019

active not passive

“When we see that you’re just as willing to endure the hard times as to enjoy the good times, we know you’re going to make it, no doubt about it.”
~ 2 Corinthians 1:7 The Message (MSG)

Wholeness isn’t a passive process—it’s more like a conversation… I had to talk back to my fear and passivity. I had to have an argument with pain.

None of us recovers from the injury of avoidance. When we stop asking questions, stop paying attention, stop telling God we’re afraid and expecting a reply, we hurt ourselves more than physical ailments ever could.

When I’m afraid, I wish Christ didn’t want to dialogue about the healing I actually need. Instead of conversation, I want a quick trip back to “normal”—meaning the point when I didn’t have to speak my weakness out loud.

Real healing always involves an awkward chat with reality. When we ask to be made well, we admit we’re not okay. To heal, we must grieve what we’ve lost, feel fear for our future, acknowledge our limitations, and prepare for a long journey. But healing cuts and bruises, not to mention our spirits, is an everyday resurrection. It’s the empty tomb brought into our daily lives.

Read the full article at the source:
https://www.intouch.org/read/magazine/faith-works/the-give-and-take-of-getting-well


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