The visiting pastor (I don’t think he ever said his name) offered two pieces of insight today that I was thankful to be reminded of.
- In times of pain, when people need our support, just being there is enough. We don’t have to say the right words or be able to solve the problem. Our presence and love is truly enough to help them heal.
- One incident can effect other parts of our lives. We should confess our sins not only to God, but to one another. Admitting our transgressions, apologizing for our wrongs, will allow the burden to be lifted and yield a healthier life for everyone.
The second note made me think of one tactic I use in my life to help me forgive others. Even though I’m not 100% happy with a person, I will do something nice and thoughtful for them so I can focus on the things I love them. The act of thinking about things they enjoy and actively securing something I believe will make them happy allows my thoughts about them to be positive. The result is that the person knows I truly do care for them and I have made one more step to heal.
Healing is different for everyone. And it’s never an easy process. I believe if your heart is in the right place, and you’re honest with yourself and others, then you will heal.Tweet this!