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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 award-winning author and professional freelance editor. She is an associate editor with Christian Devotions Ministries and was a finalist for the 2016 Editor of the Year Award at BRMCWC and the 2018 Excellence in Editing award by the Christian Editors Network. Andrea is a graduate of Christian Communicators and was a finalist in the 2015 USA Best Book Awards and the 2018 Selah Awards, as well as a semi-finalist in the 2018 ACFW Genesis contest. She has been published in numerous anthologies and online venues, teaches workshops on writing and editing, and is the co-founder and regular contributor to www.TheWriteEditing.com, a blog designed specifically for writers. Andrea is the author of Murder of a Manuscript, Praying for the Prodigal, and Marriage: Make It or Break It. Contact her at www.AndreaMerrell.com.



  1. That was a good word Sister.