Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Heal and BE Healed

My grandmother recently had surgery, and I've been praying for her to "heal and BE healed." To me, the two phrases are uniquely different. "Heal" is in the most literal sense - stitches heal, scar tissue subsides, etc. To "BE healed" is the real important part. To BE healed is a state of mind, a long term effect. After the physical wounds are healed, BEING healed means to walk in victory, no longer plagued by a healing process or the damage that is no longer there.

As I was thinking about this I realized this goes deeper than just surgery. When dealing with physical damage, as well as emotional or traumatic experience we need to BE healed. Being healed means not walking around with the banner of a victim. Once you are healed, BE HEALED. Once you are out of a bad situation, away from someone who wasn't right for your life, BE HEALED. Don't let the weight of past pains hold you down if you are away from them now.

5 comments:

  1. i love this Laneshe...very inspiring...hope Grandma is ok

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  2. This is so true. Holding on to things can be corrosive. Healing and forgiving are good for body and soul. I wish the best for your Grandma!

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  3. Best wishes to your Grandmother.

    I never gave much thought to the expression "be healed". I guess I just threw it in the category of the physical healing. It definitely made me think.

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  4. This spoke to me this morning and I think I was supposed to come to your blog and read this. Thank you & keep writing!

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  5. Thank you for this! How very true. And thanks for commenting on my blog.

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