You’ll get to hear from me more about our theme of being “In the Middle of Healing” during the month of April, but I couldn’t help sharing a little bit about it as we launch our April daily scripture writing plan.
The idea of exploring healing sounded so full of hope when I set out to plan blog posts and such for the month of April. But when it came down to it, healing is hard. It means being still, involves waiting for indeterminate amounts of time, making choices that nourish and strengthen our bodies and is generally indicative of being sick, wounded or broken in some way. And that isn’t at all pleasant to dwell on.
As we explore some of the scriptures focused around healing this month, I pray you will find them to be full of hope rather than weighing you down with how far you have yet to go.
Something that stood out to me as I looked at words like broken or wounded is that we have almost glamorized the idea of being broken and messy. And while it’s definitely true that we are both broken and messy, it’s also important to realize that God never intended for us to revel in that state, but to claim the healing that He provides for us, to do the hard work, to put in the time, to surrender our timeline for His.
I love that we have a God who isn’t satisfied to leave us in our messy state!
We’ve set the plan up similarly to last month’s plan. You’ll find that we are back in the Psalms on Sundays, and then have alternating weeks of stories in the Bible about healing and weeks of what I like to call trigger verses. You might also know them as “War Room” verses. They’re verses that I like to commit to memory or have placed on note cards where I can see them and be reminded to lay hold to truth when I need it most.
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