A lot of, many people have had better lives than we have. All the same, many, many people have experienced it worse (much worse) than we have.
It is too easy to overly simplify matters associated with faith and healing. It’ s not an irony that those who have small grasp on suffering contexts may also be those who fly off into compliment for clichés that not only don’ t work, but actually damage lives that are reaching out for reputable help – yet fail in getting it.
NOT LIMITING OUR COMPASSION
Healing is of God therefore none can claim it as theirs,
Though all of us help by our dignifying compassion,
When we understand regarding these cares,
The compassion is not limited to ration.
Compassion is limitless, and, with the leading of the Spirit, along with an imaginative creativity, we can bless people’ s lives by being of use to God in augmenting their healing – that they may actualise themselves and live out more of God’ s gorgeous plan for their lives.
THE SURVIVOR IS AN INSPIRATION
How is one to be healed previously being abused,
The survivor of reprehensible trauma?
No easy answer exists if you are confused,
No cliché is appropriate to contend with things former.
All we can perform – and this is enough -
Is pour out our hearts of compassion,
The intent is to smoothen that which can be rough,
And make inspirations of the abused by our activity.
Does ‘ simply believe in Jesus and be healed’ really work? Sometimes. Most of the time, however , we must get into a process for healing – so we may be healed ongoingly, progressively, ultimately eternally.
Those who have been significantly traumatised need our compassion, not our well-intentioned clichés. Anyone who has endured travesties are inspirations – every single one – for what they have got endured and for what they continue to endure. We can help them in their process of recovery with God when we attend to their sensitivities compassionately, ‘ travelling with’ alongside them. They teach us about compassion as we travel together practicing our compassion. By compassion we please our Lord.
Exactly what are we if we’ re not compassionate toward those who need us? Those in our midst who’ ve been dealt sharp blows in every area of your life deserve the compassion of Our god through us. If we can meet up with their needs somehow, we should. We can be situational mediators of the new covenant of grace – providores of healing through the power and provision of the Holy Spirit. We are blessed to play a role – any kind of role.
© 2013 S. J. Wickham.