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Another Step Towards Healing

The steps towards healing can be very painful because you have to relive the events and moments that caused your brokenness in the first place; however, the process is necessary if you really want to regain control of your life and start living again. I could have seen a psychiatrist which is someone who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness. I could have talked with a psychologist which is someone who studies normal and abnormal mental states. I thought to myself why pay tons of money for someone to listen to all of my problems (brokenness). All they would do in the end is prescribe me some medications that I really did not want to take anyway. I knew someone I could talk to for free about everything that was bothering me. I knew he wouldn’t judge me or tell any of my secrets to someone else. Guess who this person was. You’re right! It was God! I cried out to him for help and he heard me. I turned to the word of God. Don’t get me wrong I’ve always prayed and read my bible but I knew this time that I had to seek him in a different way because I needed different results. I needed him this time like never before. There were several bible verses that I meditated on day and night. My favorite one was and still is Philippians 4:6, ” Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God.” I sought the person that I knew could deliver me and set me free. Free from brokenness, free from sadness, free from anxiety and depression. Psalm 34:4, ” I prayed to the Lord and he answered me. He freed me from all of my fears.” John 8:36, ” So if the son sets free, you will be free indeed.” The feelings of anxiety and depression made me feel afraid, sad, upset and worried all of the time; however, once I realized that God was with me, things began to lift. Things like heavy burdens and emotional distress. I was like a kid with a new toy. Who had just made a new friend. Wait a minute! God are you saying that you can give me unspeakable joy, peace that surpasses all understanding and unconditional love. That was good news to me y’all! In him I found strength to carry on for myself and my family. 

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