"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!

Monday, September 02, 2013

I'VE COME A LONG WAY BABY


"It is important to give yourself credit for all your successes, no matter how small. If you wait to get to the end of the healing process, until you’re ‘finished,’ before you recognize your progress, you’ll wait forever. Each small step is a building block, and accomplishment in and of itself, and by acknowledging each step along the way you make room for further growth.

It’s great to note your success of healing, but it’s also important to actually stop and celebrate. In doing so, you inspire yourself and you inspire others, and you give yourself a well-deserved breather.” Courage to Heal Workbook by Laura Davis

As the saying goes......"I've Come A Long Way Baby."

I am recognizing now just how far I have come. People are seeing a difference. Telling me I have grown and healed so much in these past five years.

God's unquestionable Hand has been on my life from day one. Knowing what awaited me in life early on. He kept me alive. From the attacks of the enemy. Creating a safe haven in my mind to go to in order to escape and survive the abuse. God and even my angels were aware of my turmoil as I grew up and shut down.

God never promised to elimnate our tears. He promised though, to wipe them away.

Tears are flowing readily for me now. Literally, I can cry at "a drop of a hat." Many of these tears I do not even know why I am shedding. Something deep inside is just being released. I was told, "I may not even need to know why I cry at times." Just let the healing continue.

So, as I continue the process of my Daddy unravaling those many early years of emotional pain, the result I am experiencing now is more positive.

Going from darkness to light.

18 comments:

  1. You have come a looooong way since I have first started reading your blog a couple years ago.

    I am glad others are telling you how much you have grown. :)

    Praying for you often.
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  2. Slow and steady wins the race! I think you are doing great, Grace! Good days and bad days...even some days where you feel as though you've taken 1 step forward and then 2 steps back! But God has you right where He wants you! May God's peace, that passes ALL understanding, be with you today and always!

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  3. Praise Grace! I love, love seeing you write this post...so inspirational and full of promise! Keep pushing dear friend; God has so many more plans for you! :)

    Blessings and love dear friend,
    Denise

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  4. Emotion is good for many years I refused any emotion that included happy. Life was something you got through the best you could. Today I accept that life is ups and downs and just go with the flow.

    I am happy you are appreciating your own progress.

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  5. ...and soon you will have arrived. Glorious. I "arrived" some years ago and have been "there/here" in surrender and freedom of my truth. I am whole and love all of me. As will you.completely. The journey to YOU, complete!!
    Love Gail/Annie <3
    peace.....

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  6. Amen, you have come a very long way.

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  7. You find amazing pictures that go well with your posts that it helps me understand your heart even more!

    The healing process may not come as swiftly sometimes, but I know it does in His perfect time. May you always be strengthened by His love and grace. It's so good to hear about every progress you have under His guidance. Blessings to you JBR!

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  8. Yes, yes. He has protected your soul, He is Your Redeemer, and your healing journey is impacting others who are broken, too. A wounded healer you are ...

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  9. So glad you're being healed JBR! I too cry sometimes out of pain and wanting of my Daddy. But our ashes have turned into beauty. Hugs JBR! ♥
    Philippians 4:13)

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  10. Yes, you have come a long way and you are awesome, Grace :) Sending you a great big hug!

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  11. I have been reading your blog for a while, and it rings a bell for me, although I have not gone through what you have gone through. I have suffered at times severe depression at times throughout my life and at times I just existed, literally existed; a heart that beat, a mind that thought and I was but a shell. This passed many years ago but recently I have been suffering deep stress bordering on depression, for a number of reasons. I am slowly coming to terms with things and putting everything in God's hands; it's all I can do. I also find that although not a crier, I find myself literally dripping with tears at certain music and songs, which is a blessed relief. I know the tears are not so much for the music as for the emotions the songs squeeze out of me.

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  12. Hi Joy, what an example of persistence and prayer you are! So many of your blog-friends are testifying to your change too. That must feel so wonderful.

    God is so good!
    Ceil

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  13. Wonderful Grace, I can feel the difference in you through your blog. All I feel to say is 'The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.' Praise our lovely Lord.

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  14. I am so happy for you, Grace. This post made me smile to know that you and others can see and feel the progress that you have made. Yes, it sometimes takes many tears to reach healing, but those tears help to release the pain so let them flow whenever you need them to. Hugs to you!

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  15. I've noticed it too here on line. Your posts show it. Cheering for you JBR.....Hugs

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  16. Grace, keep close to God. He is the Great Healer and will be with you every step of the way.

    Blessings
    C

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  17. oh sweet beautiful woman,
    you ARE so lovely in the light!
    It holds and covers and keeps you
    and you're safe and nurtured
    and oh so loved and accepted
    in it's loving gaze.
    This is no harsh light you've found
    ....gentle and kind and smiling at you
    sooooooo fondly and with pride for who
    you are:)
    -Jennifer

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