A Time to Heal
By Gertrude Flynn-White
It is said that “Time is the master of all things, the king of all men, the wisest of all counselors and it heals all wounds.” The Bible declares, “For everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven…A time to cry and a time to laugh. A time to grieve and a time to dance…..’ Eccl. 3:1-8 (NLT.) It also reminds us, “Weeping may endure for a night but joy comes in the morning.” Psalm 30:5 (NIV)
I have been through so much but God’s mercy kept me. Life has knocked me down so many times. I have experienced grief, heartache, death of significant people in my life, sadness and failures I never dreamed of but God’s mercy kept me. His grace has kept me through all the negative overwhelming circumstances I thought would swallow me. The crazy thing about all this negativity is that time heals and there is so much positivity that surrounds us when we trust God in the valley. When we look through the positive lens and believe that He is still in control, when we activate our faith in Him and praise Him even in adversity, He will restore the years that the cankerworm, the palmerworm and the caterpillar have eaten.
It is not easy to be positive when we are going through struggles. It is not easy to praise or worship God in adversity because we sometimes think that God should have prevented it. Count it as a test of our faith in God. He has a much better plan than our plan and He works according to His timing. Sometimes He changes our direction and it can be painful but He will not leave us comfortless.
No matter what you are going through today. It may be loss of a child, loss of a spouse, sickness, work pressure, you name it, I have been there but my strong faith in God’s deliverance and restoration helped me to rise above the circumstances that were meant to destroy me. He will do the same for you too if you only believe in Him. Praise Him for what He has already done and Thank Him for what He is about to do in your life. Remember, no matter what the challenges are, be strong, be positive, do not fear for God is with you. Trust God because if He brings you to it, He will lead you through it. God bless you.