I saw something on @wallymeg
Instagram story the other day and it hit me hard: “many times we’re asking God to heal pain and He’s asking us to get up and leave it.” Like wow, how I needed that!!! 🙌🏼I think so much of our pain and hurt in life is caused by us holding onto things we really should be letting go of. We search for answers, seek healing, hope to forget yet we continuously hold on tight to what’s causing us pain in the first place. And God is saying to LET GO. We cause so much extra pain and suffering by holding on and asking for healing, when it could all be gone if we just chose to completely leave it behind and move forward. Stop holding on and choose to surrender it to God, letting Him fight the war that’s already been won for you.
Let go of your eating disorder thoughts or your body image issues. Let go of that past relationship or that last guy/girl who hurt you. Let go of the guilt and shame you have over what you’ve done in the past. Let go of that friendship that stabbed you in the back. Let go of that situation or that circumstance that is holding you hostage, stuck in the past.
God doesn’t provide healing from the pain by allowing us to grasp tight to whatever it is and him somehow magically erasing our mind. God provides healing from the pain, by giving us the freedom and the power to get up, leave and walk away from the exact thing, person, situation, etc. that’s causing us pain in the first place. Don’t ask for healing while you’re still holding and expect radical change. Instead, ask for God as you let go and watch your whole life transform by the power of the Holy Spirit. Have the courage and faith to get up and leave💜