Wednesday, March 21, 2012

We all need healing

"Our own experience with loneliness, depression, and fear can become a gift for others, especially when we have received good care. As long as our wounds are open and bleeding, we scare others away. But after someone has carefully tended to our wounds, they no longer frighten us or others.

When we experience the healing presence of another person, we can discover our own gifts of healing. Then our wounds allow us to enter into a deep solidarity with our wounded brothers and sisters."

Henri Nouwen, the Wounded Healer

We all need healing from something, that is the truth. This life makes its marks. And we are all at different mile markers in our healing journey. Here's the miracle part. That at just the point when we think we can no longer hold on, someone a little further down the path, or one who is presently not in need of healing speaks hope.

Someone listens........Someone says they understand, and you know they really do.

One of the ladies in my Mom's Bible study, when they finished going around the table with all their prayer concerns, (and they were many) said, "the word for the day is Nevertheless."

I like that.......Nevertheless......we have Jesus. Nevertheless.......we are more than conquerors......Nevertheless.......we exult in hope and joy unspeakable and full of glory......Nevertheless......He gives us peace that passes understanding.

The One who heals us, knows how it feels to be in need of healing Himself.

But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed. Isaiah 53:5


  1. Hi sweet Lori,
    How wonderful is today's post!!
    You have written a deep inspirational message to the world, Lori. I recall this day how much you were touched by one post that I wrote almost a year ago. My depression, my tears digged the underground... My sadness was a sharp wound, an open sore, a bleeding heart. The fact that my dear cat died changed my world from joy to sadness. Back then, I wrote a message in my blog, and you were the first one to uplift me with your kind gentle words of encouragement. I highly appreciate your loving and caring ways, sweet Lori. You are a beautiful child of God, and your presence is highly appreciated. I am sorry that I haven't posted much comments, but I do read your wonderful messages full of wisdom from your marvelous soul. Great food for thoughts is today's post about healings of inner wounds.
    Happy Spring, sweet Lori!!
    I sent a couple of emails on your way.
    I hope you read them. Did you see them??...
    A shower of God's blessings may always abound in your most precious life, Lori, and those you love!!
    All the best,
    Poet Starry Dawn.

  2. What a sweet message [above] -- it's amazing isn't it? How words can just be the balm that some need.

    You tend to spread a lot of it.


  3. Oh thank you Starry and Harriet! I have been away and I have missed being touch with all of you, but I am back now! Thank you sweet friends! Lori


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