"Yet a time is coming
and has now come when the true worshipers will worship
the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the
kind of worshipers the Father seeks." - John 4:23

My Heavenly Daddy is healing
me from the inside out.

Transparency is Real.
Many times painful.

Daddy let me be secure in You only!

Thursday, December 16, 2010


Our journey to healing will be a life long process.

The daily temptations from the enemy to thwart our healing will NEVER ease up. In fact the closer we come to our goal, the more pressure the enemy will put on us. We become even a big threat. We will always be tempted in life. As we become stronger in believing who we are and stronger in relying upon God. The enemy will never give up. But our God is bigger!

So, yes our journey to healing will be a continuous process regardless. A battle for our freedom. A battle that I am willing to fight for!

I have a God who will meet my emotional and spiritual needs. When I feel defeated and tempted to throw in the towel, when I am yelling at the top of my lungs, "No I Have Had Enough I Cannot Do This The Pain Is Unbearable," I know my God will pick me up to run the course again. He is running right along side of me. I am determined to get through this hard month! I am determined to have a better new year than last! I am determined to get well!

Our recovery is always in process; it is never completed. If we think for a minute that we have conquered our disease and no longer have to consider it that is the time when we are in danger of slipping. Getting well is what we will be doing for the rest of our lives. Fortunately, we have guidelines and a fellowship to support us.

We are not required to think about our abuses, our disease twenty-four hours a day.

Getting well is an adventure. We have moved out of the repetitious rut of past habits and are reaching into the unknown. There are times when we are anxious and fearful that we will not be able to make it. We are not alone. There is a God that guides us and an organization of friends who sustain us. The process of getting well is a privilege and a gift.

Thank You for the process of getting well.

Hazelden Foundation


  1. That picture alone speaks volume! Reminds us of how it is His hold that saves us, not our hold on Him. Blessings to you JBR! Praying for your continued healing and recovery.

  2. We are all working against an enemy and thanks for the wonderful reminder just to 'hold on'. He is indeed our Savior. I'm so very thankful for that gift.

    God bless ya and have a most amazing day sweetie!!!

    You are always in my prayers :o)

  3. This is a wonderful post, JBR! I can read your determination and faith in every line :) May our Lord deeply bless you and continue to hold you tightly to his side. I liked the picture, too!

  4. We must never give up. It is worth the fight.

  5. Your determination is what will get you through. You are so strong, JBR. You've gone through so much in life and you have come out on top. You can do it, and I'll be here to help!

    Wishing you well,

  6. There you are, my friend!! I love the attitude and your fighting spirit!! You're totally doing great!!! I'm praying for a fabulous new year for you!!! :) :)

  7. great post...the fighter in you inspires me.

  8. I love that last paragraph, where you described getting well as an adventure...and the process being a privilege and a gift. I don't often think of it that way, but I should.

    It is a battle for freedom...and you are worth the fight!

  9. JBR you never cease to amaze me with your determination. Keep it up. You're on the right course with God. God Bless.

  10. Yes it is a life long journey, I guess?

  11. I love that....getting well
    is an adventure.
    What an awesome way
    to look at such a painful process.
    It's a terrible beauty.
    I like that:)

  12. It is so true - it is a journey, a process, and a never ending adventure.


  13. Hello my sister in Christ,

    You are totally right. Healing takes a liftime. I was just thinking the other day, "Will I have to be in therapy the rest of my life." However, even after eleven years there is still things for me to talk about. I guess it was on my mind and God gave me the answer through you. I know that God actually speaks to some people. However, because of the nature of my illness (I have heard voices), I know God would never scare me like that. He talks through other people or scripture. So what I am saying is your post is a confirmation of what I been wondering about.

    Thanks sis,