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Hope For Healing

He sent forth His word and healed me.
Psalm 107:20

Insecurity is something I know all too well. As a child, I was extremely emotional and fearful.  I pulled out my hair by the handfuls desperate for relief from inner pain. Rejection and abuse had left huge holes in my heart that would eventually lead me down some dark avenues as I  searched for healing. Having a deep need for approval and not knowing the love of God, I found myself seeking relief from the pain through many poor decisions. I spent years trying to heal my wounds through those decisions only to be left feeling worse than before. By the time I reached adulthood, I was one big emotional mess.

One day I was at a local YMCA and saw a sign hanging on the wall that caught my eye about a Bible study. I don’t remember exactly what it said, but I remember reading the words “breaking free” and "freedom in Christ.” I did not realize it was the Holy Spirit nudging me to begin a healing journey with Him.

I went to the study and cried through the whole first session. God’s Word became alive to me during that study, and it was within the pages of His Word that I realized He not only came to save me, but to heal me.

Psalm 107:20 says, He sent forth His word and healed them. As I read that Scripture, I experienced real hope for the first time. He sent forth His Word, and my healing journey began within the four walls of that YMCA. While I am still a work in progress, I know that one day I will be able to say I am completely healed. What a promise!

Father, I pray that those who are suffering from inner turmoil might be encouraged today through Your Word. May the eyes of their hearts be enlightened to the understanding that it is through Your Word that we are healed! Praise Your Holy Name!

Carrie Wright

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