Healing takes waiting. Especially when it’s worth the wait.
Waiting. For fruit. For result. Healing One of life’s most essential lessons.
Nowadays, at this time of the global pandemic, we wait for a lot of things to bring us back to “normal.”
That takes patience. Pressing forward despite the seeming delays.
As Habakkuk says in Scripture, “Though it lingers, wait for it.”
In psychotherapy, healing takes time.
Yet many look for instant fix or magic for their long-time emotional wounds.
“Is there anything I can do or take doc to make the bad memories disappear?,” said Mila, who’s suffering from recurring panic anxiety attacks for a decade now.
She’s in a “perpetual spin,” and losing hope and patience on herself.
By human reckoning, Mila’s waiting is unnecessarily longer than it should be. The “wrong things” make it so.
Ruling out the “wrong things,” we still need to wait and do the “right things” in order for real healing to take place.
The best things in life often take time. But our human nature struggles with waiting.
The way things are going, our recovery from the ravages of Covid 19 may take a long time.
The question “How long?” is a poignant question we all have in our minds.
Nobody can answer that accurately.
What’s certain is, though it linger, we wait for it. It’s Worth the Wait
Healing takes waiting.
If that is so, how then should we wait?
“Patience is not simply the ability to wait – it’s how we behave while we’re waiting,” as bestselling author Joyce Meyer put it.
In The Healthy Minded site, it recommends 15 things you can do while waiting.
- Let loose.
- Give a kind message.
- Cut a move.
- Plan meals.
- Breathe right.
- Speak up.
- Rest the peeps.
- Visualize positive outcomes.
- Register for a fitness class online.
- Stroll about.
- Be still.