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Healing, God's Way

Healing takes time, patience and determination to persevere through the long process of healing. It’s not easy, but it is the reality of the healing process.

Personal Illustration: My own experience with the healing process of my right knee. About two years ago I had a total right knee replacement. When my knee started acting up and hindering my walking I wanted my knee to be better right now -not tomorrow. I wanted a microwave healing. I wanted an immediate result from my first surgery. I wanted it fixed now because I had things to do and I was tired of waiting for it to heal! I did not want to have to walk with crutches for six weeks. I wanted to be able to drive and transport myself around without relying on the girls. I did not want to be dependent on others. I did not want to have to ask people to get things for me. I did not want to have to wait for others to do things for me. I did not want people to have to get my food and my coffee because I could not carry it.

But it did not work that way. God had a plan to teach me some spiritual life lessons through this process. You see, I was very independent and I felt that I should always be able to take care of myself. I prided myself on being independent and not in need of anyone else’s help. But I learned through this experience that God wanted me to become interdependent on others and not independent.

Being independent does not make God proud of us! What He wants is the willingness for us to care for one another and to be dependent on one another. He is not pleased with independent self-centered spirits! God wants us to be united, not independent contractors.

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