Hello all! I have written on this subject before but have some new revelation on the other side of some things in my own life I want to share with you. For a previous (introductory) blog on this subject, please see my blog from December 2020 entitled: The Hard Work of Healing: Sit With the King. May it prepare your heart for what I am about to say here.
Healing is never easy, and it takes time. It has taken me 7 years, almost 8 years, to get where I
am now, not only in my walk with Jesus, but in my well-being. In fact, in Western society we'd
rather not heal. Yes, you read that correctly. We'd rather shove the pain down and move on,
avoid, deny, stay angry, stay depressed, bounce from bad relationship to bad relationship, self-
medicate, hurt others, and any other number of things than take the time and do the work of
healing. I am here to tell you – that does not and will not ever work – you can count on that just like you can count on death and taxes. To be healed and whole, you have to engage with the Healer, the King. You have to let Him meet you and do the work. You have to let Him show you the root causes of your pain and what you believe. You need counseling to assist you with thisas well as community. We are not islands – that is a lie that has been perpetuated in the West to our own detriment. Run from this lie. It will kill you literally and figuratively.
Now to dig deeper into what sitting with the King actually looks like.
Who is sick and tired of being sick and tired? I was. I wanted to get to the bottom of my pain and the root of why I was doing and believing some things. This required tremendous humility and the ability to set aside what I wanted. I had to be vulnerable with Jesus. I had to be vulnerable with myself. I had to be vulnerable with other safe people (note I did not say go tell anyone and everyone your pain). I had to hear things I did not want to hear and give up things I wanted to hold on to. I had to recognize lies and beliefs that were hurting me and repent (note that key word: repent). I want to say this now, without repentance, there can be no healing because there will be no letting go of what we want for what He wants. Nothing we do in this life is about us. If we think it is, we are not walking in healing and wholeness; and we aren't walking in His love. This mindset will perpetuate our pain and make us annoying and noisy to the outside world and to our Christian brothers and sisters.
When we sit with the King and let Him sit with us in our grief and pain, we have Someone to
gaze upon besides our grief and pain. Our identity won't get wrapped up in what is hurting us. As I said in last week's blog, we become what we behold (my pastor said this first). Who or what do you wish to behold? Your pain and grief or the King Who loves you? Who do you wish to become? A person filled with love or a person filled with pain and misery?
Gaze upon His wonderful face full of Light and Love. Let Him show you the why. Let Him show
you who and Whose you are. Let Him show you the root of your unbelief and the lies you have
believed. Give to Him what is killing you both literally and figuratively. What do you have to lose but fear and death? This won't be a “popcorn healing”, so you can just move on. This will be a full and complete healing. All the things that don't look like Him will be taken from you. You will see the world differently. You will speak differently. You will act differently. You will see things as He sees them. Your heart will be broken for the things that break His heart – and not just in an ethereal sense. Your focus will be on Him, not on yourself. You won't be taken in by fame and “celebrity Christianity” that pervades our church culture. He didn't come to win any popularity contests so get ready to be unpopular. Most importantly, you will love like Him which will rubreligious church people and others the wrong way at times – and that my friends is okay. The King loves to ruffle feathers, overturn tables, and tear down things that hurt human beings. You will do the same as you learn from Him.
Sit with the King. Sit with Him and be made whole. Sit with Him and your life will never be the same again. I know this because I have and do sit with Him even know. He is a good King. He is a loving King. He is my everything and I am His! There is nothing and no one like Him, not one under Heaven or Earth. I am more precious to Him than anything on Earth or in Heaven. I am His Warrior Princess, and I know Who and Whose I am. No one can take this from me. If He gives you anything, no one can take it. Healing and wholeness are yours today! Come and sit with Him! He has called to some of you for a long time. Do not wait! Choose freedom and wholeness today! Now is the time! If you are reading this and you don't know Jesus, now is the time for your salvation! He is no respecter of persons! He loves you and He always has! He longs to know you!
He says, Come!
The words of Jesus from Matthew 11:28-30; “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
In Love and Healing,