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True Healing

And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. Romans 8:28 NKJV  Romans 8:28 NKJV

“Just give it time … time heals everything.” I’ve heard this all my life, but is it really true? Does the mere passage of time heal deep wounds and eliminate feelings of rejection, betrayal, or abuse?

As I think back over a few devastating moments in my life, it’s true that the intensity of the situations lessened as the days, weeks, and even years passed. I also believe as we get older, we mellow and things that at one time seemed so catastrophic and life-changing don’t seem that important any longer.

Time is a gift and God uses it to lesson our pain, but true healing takes place when we give our hearts, our worries, and our cares to the Father and allow Him to do what only He can do.

If I truly believe with my whole heart that all things work together for good … then my responsibility is to trust God to take hurtful, disappointing, and embarrassing situations, turn them around, and work them for my good and His glory.

But you don’t understand what I’ve been through, you might be thinking. There’s no way God can bring good out of my situation.

It might sound impossible, but He is God of the impossible. That’s actually when He works best, because all the honor, glory, and praise can go to Him and Him alone.

In one of the lowest points of my life … when the enemy tried to take me under … my Father held me firmly in the palm of His hand and brought me to a higher place. The things He taught me were amazing, and I can say with certainty I’m a better person because of it. Not only that, I’m now able to comfort and encourage others going through similar trials.

In God’s economy, nothing is ever wasted. He makes beauty out of ashes and turns mourning into dancing. He removes the spirit of heaviness and replaces it with a mantle of joy. Whatever you give Him, He replaces with something of greater and more eternal value.

No matter where you’ve been or what you’ve been through, give it to God today and watch Him work in your life. You won’t be disappointed.

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Andrea Merrell

Andrea Merrell is an author, freelance editor, workshop leader, and writing mentor with a passion to encourage other writers and help them sharpen their skills. She is Associate Editor for Christian Devotions Ministries and Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas. Andrea has been published online and in numerous anthologies. She is the author of Murder of a Manuscript: Writing and Editing Tips to Keep Your Book Out of the Editorial Graveyard, The Gift and Praying for the Prodigal. For more information or to contact her, visit www.andreamerrell.com or www.thewriteediting.com.


  1. That was a good word Sister.