Healing Begins

He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. – Psalm 147:3

 
Life is filled with paradoxes.  This is evident in emergency situations.  Here are two simple rules you’ve heard before.  When lost, we should stay put.  When drowning, we should do nothing to aid in our rescue.  It’s easy, but not so much.  We learn that the best thing to do in many situations is the one thing that seems least natural.  For example, if you do get lost in the woods, your natural inclination is to search until you discover a landmark or location that will help you find your way home.  If you are in a situation where you are drowning your immediate reaction is to do all that you can to keep yourself above water.  These maybe natural responses, but sometimes we are our own worst enemy.

 
To go against our nature, to suppress panic and pride to do what we ought to do is downright difficult.  This is true in physical emergencies, but it is probably even more important in the spiritual emergencies that we face.  Ever been lost in a forest of troubles, uncertain of the way to get out?  Ever felt as though you were drowning in sin with no possible way to escape?  You can search on your own, or thrash until your energy is sapped, but these things will only serve to bring you greater harm.  Your actions only further hinder the efforts of your rescue party.  They can’t find you because you keep running away trying to stay one step ahead of your fears.  They can’t wrap their arms around you and pull you to safety because you fight it every step of the way until you are exhausted, vulnerable, and unable to be saved. 

 
In each circumstance, the chance for rescue exists, but it can only happen if we allow the paradox to work for us.  By aligning ourselves with the instructions of our rescuer, we humble ourselves but we are ultimately saved from the dangers that would otherwise consume us.  Once we come to that point, true healing can begin.

 
Healing Begins is a song by Tenth Avenue North that captures this thought beautifully.  It’s time to lower our defenses, to swallow our pride, to humble ourselves to the Lord so that the sacrifice of Christ can have its effects on our lost lives and drowning souls.  Christ brings healing, and our lives are opened to the full manifestation of the blessings that God has prepared for us.  Click the link to hear the song and thank God for letting the healing begin in your life today.

 
Healing Begins by Tenth Avenue North (click to hear song)

 
So you thought you had to keep this up
All the work that you do
So we think that you’re good
And you can’t believe it’s not enough
All the walls you built up
Are just glass on the outside
 
So let ’em fall down
There’s freedom waiting in the sound
When you let your walls fall to the ground
We’re here now
 
This is where the healing begins, oh
This is where the healing starts
When you come to where you’re broken within
The light meets the dark
The light meets the dark
 
Afraid to let your secrets out
Everything that you hide
Can come crashing through the door now
But too scared to face all your fear
So you hide but you find
That the shame won’t disappear
 
So let it fall down
There’s freedom waiting in the sound
When you let your walls fall to the ground
We’re here now
We’re here now, oh
 
This is where the healing begins, oh
This is where the healing starts
When you come to where you’re broken within
The light meets the dark
The light meets the dark
 
Sparks will fly as grace collides
With the dark inside of us
So please don’t fight
This coming light
Let this blood come cover us
His blood can cover us
 
This is where the healing begins, oh
This is where the healing starts
When you come to where you’re broken within
The light meets the dark
The light meets the dark

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