Turn Your Hurts into Healing

Fullness if not always a sign of strength, and emptiness
is not always a sign of weakness.
To  heal your hurts, empty yourself of things that
weaken you and fill yourself with things that strengthen you.

Seeds of strength are planted in the souls of weakness.
Your most uplifting strength tomorrow may grow from
your most debiliatating weakness today.

Beauty and fragrance are released through brokeness.
When you are  broken, ask how you can grace the life
of someone else through  this experience.

The pain of separation may come from your own self-imposed
isolation. Turn your hurt of separaton into healing by reaching
out to someone who needs your loving interest and concern.

Healing comes, not by how well you avoid all loss, but by how
you respond to loss when it comes. Hurt comes whether or not
you choose it, but healing comes only because YOU choose it.

V.Gilbert Beers
The will of God will never take you to where the grace of God will not protect you.
Rely on God's love,
and know that He will never
leave you or ignore your needs.
In our weakness, God's strength
can become our strength,
when we lean upon the promises
of His healing touch.
After A While

After a while you learn the subtle difference
between holding a hand and sharing a life
and you learn that love doesn't mean possession
and company doesn't mean security
and loneliness is universal.

And you learn that kisses aren't contracts
and presents aren't promises
and you begin to accept your defeats
with your head up and your eyes open
with the grace of a woman
not the grief of a child.

And you learn to build your hope on today
as the future has a way of falling apart in mid flight.
Because tomorrow's ground can be too uncertain for plans,
yet each step taken in a new direction creates a path
toward the promise of a brighter dawn.

And you learn that even the sunshine burns
if you get too much
so you plant your own garden
and nourish your own soul
instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.
And you learn that love, true love,
always has joys and sorrows,
seems ever present, yet is never quite the same,
becoming more than love and less than love
so difficult to define.
And you learn that through it all
you really can endure
that you really are strong
that you do have value
and you learn and grow
with every good bye
you learn.

Veronica Stoffstall
Let's make our lives her on earth
a time of peace and goodwill,
of prosperity and growth,
of healing and hope,
a life that shines as bright
as the brightest star.

Identify the healing you desire.
Ask your friends to pray with you,
either together or individually for that healing.
Dear Heavenly Father,
I hurt for and because of others.
If this will make me stronger, in You,
so be it...  but, for now, please hold
my hand, and shine Your healing Mercy
Light in the darkness that threatens the
heart of me.  I consecrate my life to
You, and I wait in faith.
Through Jesus Christ...
Amen.

Song playing is "But For The Grace Of God"
Performed by Keith Urban