Thursday, April 12, 2012
Princess Morag is prone to romantic notions about all sorts of things in life and emotional healing was something that she thought must be a soothing, satisfying experience. And even after some painful probing of her preconceived ideas about the state of her life and relationships bore some fruit when confronted by a wise counsellor it somehow took her a while to realise that 'healing' is not a pretty process - it is difficult, confusing but eventually immensely helpful.
Recently she was plagued by lots and lots of thinking, analyzing and more thinking and analyzing till she spiraled into despair. Reading a particularly helpful book for the situation, talking to a friend and being prayed for all led to the wonderful realisation that more healing was taking place, it wasn't time to despair, it was time to celebrate! One of those completely turned upside down occasions that the bible seems to talk about quite often. This is what James has to say in chapter 1:
2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters,[a] whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. 4 Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. 5 If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.
The middle of healing is hard work and not much fun - but Princess Morag now counts anything that makes her aware of her need for God and His strength and power and direction as a GOOD thing.