Sometimes, former procrastinators, a commemoration like Mother’s Day brings pain. Does some reminder twist your heart, stealing your freedom, peace, and joy?
Busy women often put off asking for help. We feel we may not do so. We’re not honest about our pain, even with ourselves. We press forward no matter what. Thus, we delay our own healing.
Maybe you need a healing touch and assurance of God’s love. Maybe your mom or child has passed away. Maybe you’re estranged from your mom or child. Maybe you long for children.
Maybe you’re a birth mother who blessed your child and a new family, too. Maybe your child did not get to see life and you want to ask the Lord to tell your little one your feelings now. (Consider locating a post-abortion group in your area.) The Lord’s heart is full of love for His hurting daughters.
When we delay getting help, we unintentionally compound difficulties for ourselves, our husband, children, colleagues, and friends. Though we think we have things under control, our pain affects them. It may come out in excessive demands, unwillingness to talk, inability to hear your loved ones, unexpected anger, and other ways. Been there.
It isn’t selfish to seek help for yourself. It’s wisdom. You may do that.
If cost is an obstacle, consider the higher cost of not getting help. Perhaps your church could finance counseling. Many churches offer lay or professional counseling. A caring friend who listens or the right book or CD can be a tool of the Lord.
Scripture is our best help. Sometimes we need assistance understanding and applying it. Perhaps someone knowledgeable in spiritual warfare would help in overcoming a stronghold. Please, seek guidance from the Lord whose arms are open for you. Don’t give up; the process may involve many steps. It’s a worthwhile journey.
Delay can lead to regret. Getting help can lead to a healed heart – His gift of peace, freedom and joy.
What steps will you take today to find healing help?