HEALING IS A PROCESS
We have learned several parts of that process—remembering God’s love, expressing our pain through words and art, grieving, lamenting, bringing our pain to the cross, and forgiving those who have harmed us.
When our wounds are deep, we may need to use the things we have learned over and over and allow time for God to continue healing our hearts. These are also things we can do when we face new difficulties in our lives.
As we practice these things, we will be able to rebuild our lives and be better able to face suffering in the future. This is called resilience. We will have good days and bad days—it is all part of the journey.
And as we learned, we can talk to God at every step.
Reflect & Respond
Journal Exercise #1
Is there a time in your life where you’ve grown stronger because of a trial you’ve faced? Describe it. What did you learn from that experience?
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