My mother had a very tender scar on the side of her knee. If someone touched that scar she would jump. She had acquired this scar as a child. She got caught in a barbed-wire fence and was too traumatized to get stitches so the wound was left, never healing properly.
The Lord has used the imagery of my mom’s scar to remind me of my own wounds; those deep places of pain I got as a result of others neglect, rejection, and abandonment or from my own selfish choices.
Like my mom,
- I was so traumatized at the times of wounding that I did not take the time to heal properly.
- I did not understand the long-term effects of the wound.
- I developed defense mechanisms to protect myself from people touching those areas of pain.
- If anyone came near, I would run.
Jesus still bears the scars of the tragedy of His death. When Thomas touched Jesus, Jesus didn’t flinch.
I believe we can come to a place where the glory of the Lord shines through our scars. As we find healing and restoration, His light will shine through our scars.
We will be like Jesus, allowing others to see and touch those places that once caused so much pain, and now radiate His glorious healing love.
Whether the wound of becoming a single parent is fresh or happened years ago (and never healed properly), The Lord wants to bind our broken heart (Isaiah 61), he wants to bring healing from the inside out.
If you are like my mom, who never attended to her wound, it remained a place of pain until her dying day, I encourage you to seek healing.
3 Ways to Heal from Trauma
1. Begin by asking the Lord to heal your broken heart. Give him permission to shine his light in the crevices of your heart and mind.
2. Seek Christian counseling. We cannot do this alone and there are others trained in helping us through the heartache.
3. Pursue inner healing, which is somewhat different from counseling. There are trained individuals, churches, and programs that help us get to the root of the problem. Many times the issues we face are a result of generational sin. Inner healing is healing from the ‘inside out’ and allows us, along with a trained individual and the presence of God, to look at those deeper areas of the soul and find the Lords truth that will bring light and freedom from the inside out.
Jesus has come to set our hearts free in the knowledge of His love.
The Lord has anointed and qualified me to preach the Gospel of good tidings
to the meek, the poor, and afflicted; He has sent me to bind up and heal the brokenhearted,
to proclaim liberty to the [physical and spiritual] captives
and the opening of the prison and of the eyes to those who are bound.
How can you begin the process of healing this week?
Dear friends. if you are in a place of woundedness and need inner-healing,
please contact Misty Honnold for her recommendations regarding available resources.
(Click on the link below)
With faith hope and love,
Lori & Becky
By Misty Honnold
Mother of 2 adult girls, 2 adult sons & 2 amazing NEW sons (married to daughters)
1 Corinthians 13 Parenting Team Member
Executive Director and Founder of The Single MOM KC
Hostess of Mocha Moments For The Single MOM