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Joys of the healing journey: When it’s hard to see through the valley

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Isaiah 65
17 Look! I am creating new heavens and a new earth,
and no one will even think about the old ones anymore.

19 I will rejoice over Jerusalem
    and delight in my people.
And the sound of weeping and crying
    will be heard in it no more. 


20 No longer will babies die when only a few days old.
    No longer will adults die before they have lived a full life.



When it’s hard to see through the valley
I don’t know about you and your life, but I know that sometimes I’d like to wipe all the pain, sorrow and major hassles of my life away. That’s the truth. Sometimes life becomes overwhelming and I want to push back and grasp for some semblance of normal. The problem is that once you are in the valley facing whatever shadows, there’s really no going back to ‘normal.’

My life is not ideal right now. I can say that this broken ankle is not healing fast enough. Through the maze of pain killers, I’m simply not very functional to the point where I can go to my job or continue my caregiving m…

Joys of the healing journey: Stay in today

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Stay in today - Matthew 6:34 I’m going through a healing journey and I am hopeful because I know that God will not let go of my hand. My writings this month will focus on lessons I learn on this unexpected journey.
Matthew 6: 34So do not worry about tomorrow; it will have enough worries of its own. There is no need to add to the troubles each day brings.
Most of us have the tendency to plan ahead, but during a life crisis it’s almost impossible to do. I've found myself agonizing about what I need to do and then I realize that I can’t do it all right now. 
I cannot allow that familiar stress to overtake my heart right now. I have to concentrate on me and that’s just what I am doing today.
The Lord was serious when he said that tomorrow will have its own troubles. Deal with that you need to keep yourself motivated and open to healing today. Tomorrow will arrive and you will deal with it when you arrive there. Meanwhile, empower yourself with what can be done now.