I was reflecting yesterday about how certain times and things in my life once triggered painful memories for me. After my separation and resignation from my first pastorate, the thought of preaching was painful. I almost turned down my first preaching opportunity when it was offered. (I’m glad I didn’t.) I would remember people from my past, and feeling of hurt or bitterness would arise. It’s different now.
People say that time heals all wounds. It most definitely takes time. For me, it is normally a few years. The group NewSong recorded the song “God and Time” nearly 20 years ago. God is the Healer, and He does things over a period of time. The process is important, and we should lean into God during the process.
Many of you may be unfamiliar with the song aforementioned, so I will end the post with it.