Marvelous stories of healing abound. They are inspiring and uplifting. They give us hope–most of the time. But face it, sometimes these stories discourage us. We may say to ourselves–yes, healing happened for that person–but that person is extraordinary. What about me? I’m just an ordinary person. Is it possible for me to heal? Can there really be a positive change in my health or finances or relationships? Asking those questions launched me onto a whole new course in life. When my life was in the pits and there was no way out but through, I realized that if my life was going to get better I was going to have to do something on my own behalf. I was going to have to get a better view of myself than the one I’d been living from. I was going to have to start seeing myself as a person with worth and value–a person who had a purpose in life. It was time to stop waiting for other people to improve their behavior or for a fairy godmother to drop out of the sky and bonk me with her magic wand. If it was to be, it was up to me. And God, I might add. Every one of us has the ability to heal in any area if we are willing to see ourselves as we truly are. We have to give up some life-stagnating habits such as–comparing our insides with other people’s outsides, judging ourselves harshly, or seeing God as distant or uncaring. Making a choice to let go of these old routines opens up room for a fresh view. We can begin the life-giving habit of claiming our own value and worth and believing that God is in our corner. It makes a world of difference. The very same power that you see in other people’s healing stories is in you. You start to feel it. And then you start to trust it. Healing–it works for other people. But will it work for you? You know the answer to that one!
In the Love and Light of the Christ,