In Matthew 15 we see a woman of Canaan pleading for healing for her daughter. Jesus responded by saying “It is not meet to take the children’s bread, and to cast it to dogs.” The bread he was talking about was “Healing.” This is where we get the phrase healing is the children’s bread. It is your right as a child of God to heal and be healed.
We see in many passages where Jesus healed people and sent them on their way. For example, he told the adulterous woman “Go and sin no more”. Forgiveness and healing was her portion but it was up to her to commit to it and carry it out.
Many of us have received a word of healing; whether it be over our natural bodies, our soul, or even our spirit. Once the word is spoken, it is still up to us to get to a place where we can maintain our healing. In that moment Jesus told the woman to go and sin no more, she probably felt free and confident that she could do it, but his words did not change the environment she lived in, she could only do that.
It is in that place where some of us never fully receive healing and a lot of us cannot maintain it. We lay out and cry to God for help and in that moment we get help, but immediately return to our old ways like a dog returning to its vomit.
If I could take this moment to be transparent, I realized that I need a lot of healing. In order for me to be healed, I have to first deal with the root cause. It it time to clean out the closet. It is so hard having to go back and dig deep. It is hard going into the trenches of what caused your pain, but it is necessary. At 26 years old I decided I want to be healed and whole for once in my life. I have mastered the art of being crippled, so much so that no one can even see it. I have made my handicaps my norm instead of taking my rightful place as a child of God and demanding my healing.
Some wounds seem harder to heal than others. Although you may heal physically, sometimes the emotional scars cut the deepest. Those words and lies that you were told that have shaped who you are become very hard to erase. The cycles of defeat and betrayal tends to go unnoticed and in all your efforts to avoid going through that again, you find yourself right back in the place you said you would never be again. Why? Because you have not committed to your complete healing. It is time to be healed and made whole.
I refuse to stay void and broken. From this moment forward, I have decided to commit to my own healing. No more temporary void fillers and superficial cover-ups. I’m going into the depths of myself and I’m dealing with it all. Not just for me, but for those connected to me and the generations that will come from me.
I want to encourage you to take this journey with me. Let’s commit to heal together!