If you read my Twitter bio, one of the things that you’ll learn about me is that I’m a seeker. And truly, I’ve been seeking my whole life. All babies come into the world with their hands and arms grasping and reaching for love, life, meaning, and all else that the world has to offer. But sometimes, when those little hands reach out, they don’t find the things they really want or need…

We all get wounded in life. There’s no way around it. Whether it’s unmet expectations, unrealized dreams, neglect, or outright abuse, we’re all wounded. Life is about how we deal with that. Living through it. Doing something with it. Seeking and finding healing.

Healing hasn’t been an easy thing for me to find. There’s lots of reasons for that. I lived for years in denial. And then, I had to learn how to ask for help and how to accept it – lessons that I’m still learning.

Bob Sorge says, “The good news is that when you seek Jesus, you get everything. You get the healing because He’s the healer; but you also get maturity because He’s the refiner’s fire.”

I don’t just get the healing. I get a relationship with The Healer. I don’t just get a Hello Kitty band-aid on my boo-boo. He kisses it and makes me better. He makes me stronger. He gives me the love, the life, the meaning, and all else that His promises offer. And He goes every step of that journey with me. He gives me everything – most of all, Himself.

This post is part of a weekly book discussion on Bob Sorge’s book, “The Fire of Delayed Answers.” You don’t have to read the book to participate in the discussion, but if you wrote a response to this week’s chapter, you can link it up at the widget at my co-facilitator, Jason Stasyszen’s site, Connecting to Impact.

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  1. “Funny ol’ world innit” to quote the Captain..I was just thinking about that wounded stuff this weekend.. and you are so right, it happens to all of us…and so sometimes when we reach out, I think whether conscious or unconscious we have those expectations.. But…thank God for the Healer…in Him we do get more..thanks for sharing Sista Sarah.. You are very wise beyond your years..

  2. Hello Kitty…I like that.
    I want more of God, all of Him.
    I don’t want a quick fix- though that feels better- I want Him to complete what He began when He created me.

    God bless.

  3. I am so thankful, not because I like this reality as much as it makes sense why we go through some of the hard things we go through. He is so good to heal and restore, but He is also good to mature and help us grow–for ourselves and for the sake of others in our lives. Good reflection, Sarah. Thank you.

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