In my last blog I talked about recovery and that recovery is possible.
Recovery is a journey it is not one straight line and that is okay.
I love the story in Mark 5:25-34 it is about a woman who had been unwell for a while and needed a miracle. She knew that if she just touched Jesus she would be healed. I admire this woman she had, had enough of being unwell. She put her faith into action and was healed.
It took a decision for her to realise that she had enough of being unwell. She also had to make her way to wear Jesus was and to push past the crowd. I wonder what she was thinking as she did this, I wonder if she was nervous or excited. It must have taken all of her energy to reach out and touch Jesus clothes. She had faith.
The part that encourages me and helped me was when He said to her “Daughter, your faith has made you well. Go in peace and be healed of your affliction.”
This scripture encouraged me in my recovery, I wanted to be a woman of faith.
Now I was not healed instantly, mine was a journey of discovering who I really was. I am okay with my recovery journey, it is my unique story.
Recovery looks different for everyone, so let’s not compare our journey with others.
You are you. You are created for a purpose on purpose.
Your journey of recovery is yours to explore, to realise that you are a gift and to trust and have faith.
So be kind to yourself, every day is a new day.
Do something nice for yourself.
Buy a nice journal and a lovely pen and write draw.
Maybe buy yourself a nice perfume and wear it every day.
Remember these words-
“Daughter, your faith has made you well. Go in peace and be healed of your affliction.”