"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!

Wednesday, September 05, 2012


If we are honest with ourselves, who does not want change to happen fast, huh? The pain to be healed quickly. Emotionally and/or physically. I know I do still.

I do not like to wait! Do you? Just like the world is used to Drive Thru Foods, Laundry, Film, Video, Books, Flowers, you name it. Even a Drive Thru Funeral. A what? Yes, you heard me. A Drive Thru Funeral.

You can pay your respects by driving thru and not even getting out of your car. Think I am kidding? Check this website out by clicking HERE

How sick is that?

So, my point is, why cannot we have a Drive Thru Recovery? Uh huh, ain’t gonna happen! God, is never in a hurry it seems, and He ain’t gonna be if He wants us to learn something from our journey and if it means taking time, He has all the time in the world. God thinks we are much more important than just a quick drive by. God wants to get to know our hearts. Heal our hearts on His terms. With His love. Not fast food healing.

But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what he already
has? But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.
Romans 8:24-25

Sometimes it feels like nothing is changing. We feel like we have lost our way — and all hope of finding it again. Ironically we often experience this sense of being ’stuck’ during periods that later seem most dynamic in terms of change. Perhaps when change is rapid we are so disoriented that we are unable to see it clearly. In times like this we may not be able to see that anything is changing. It may be hard to believe that all the hard work and effort are worth it. It is during these times we are most tempted to give up.

It is a general truth that we want change to take place faster than it does. We could more easily tolerate the pain of recovery, if only we could be assured that it would be quick.

But if we insist that change happen so rapidly that we can see it every day, then our capacity for hope will gradually diminish. If we insist that our recovery always have the drama and immediacy of miracle, then we will not build the deep-down kind of hope that we will need during the really tough times in life. Hope that you can ’see’, Paul says, is not really hope at all. Real hope is what sustains us when we do not see change. Hope is the conviction that God has not given up on us. As long as God is committed to us, there is hope for change.

Sometimes I get stuck, Lord.
When that happens, I desperately want a miracle.
I want to change fast, very fast.
But that’s not what I really need.
What I really need is you, Lord.
If you haven’t given up,
then I’m not really stuck.
There is hope.
Renew my vision of you, Lord.
Help me to see again your hopefullness about me.
And your love for me.
And the joy you take in me.
Let this build again in me a capacity for hope.

Copyright 2009 Dale and Juanita Ryan


  1. I appreciate the post, Grace. I've had to go through a healing process myself which took nearly two years - and I'm still not sure that I've reached the end of this part of the journey. No, scratch that, I know I haven't. But I know my Father in Heaven is still there, holding my hand and gently guiding me. Hopefully there's not too much longer to this part of my journey.
    A quick fix? Drive Thru Recovery? Nope. It takes time. And patience!
    Blessings C

  2. Oh how I like the drive thru, but my patience grows as does my anticipation as I wait on God. Trusting that God will help us to trust His timing in our healings...Many blessings

  3. God works slowly on our hearts.

    God bless you JBR

  4. Only in America... :)

    May our strength grow more and more as we learn to wait...upon Him. Blessings to you JBR.

  5. Hi girl,
    Quick and easy recovery? I'm in for that but it seems our Father is beyond the limits of time so I'm thinking that He is thinking in respect to eternity, we do have a quick recovery.

    Hang in there hon your doing just fine. :)

  6. I needed to hear these truths today. Thanks for posting that we need to wait on God to heal in His way and time. Not easy but the way to discover hope. Praying for God's perfect recovery for you.

  7. Healing does take time and can't be hurried. I'm like you, though, and don't like to wait. Wishing you all the best, Grace.

  8. Most times I wish it were quick and easy. But after it's all said and done I appreciate all I have learned from Gods process. Great post.
    Blessings . . . Chelle

  9. Wow, I have never heard of a drive through funeral.

  10. Hi JBR,
    Not even in my wildest imagination would I even think there would be a drive through funeral. But then again, nothing in this day and age surprises me. Great post. We are a society in a hurry.

    I have been away from blogging for a while, but I am back now. It is good stopping by reading what you have written.

    Take care and God bless,

  11. I find my patience is tested in some way every day when things don't go just the way I planned, but I continue to learn that my patience is developed and strengthened by resting in God’s perfect timing and trusting Him to provide me with the strength that I need moment by moment, rather than wasting my energy by indulging in impatient behavior. :) Drive-trough's don't accomplish much in the end!

    Sending lots of blessings and prayers to you across the miles!

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  13. Yes there are so many things that we have to go through in our christian walk and I would not have it any other way. Job is a perfect example of a christian and it was through his afflictions that he came to truly know God. ( I deleated my first comment due to a spelling mistake )