July is here, the beginning of the second half of 2016. Even though I’m a day late posting for July 1st (since it’s now July 2nd), I hope you will pardon me when I explain what’s been happening around here. If you have read any recent past posts, you know my brother-in-law passed away on June 15th. The past couple of weeks have been very difficult for my husband and his side of the family, as you can imagine. On top of all that, I had to have a medical procedure done on July 1st, so I was in the hospital for about 3 hours; then when I went home, I had to sleep for a few hours to recover, so my first day of July was about over before I could accomplish anything. I also didn’t have time to work on a post ahead of time, due to the family situation.
BUT…today is a new day and a new beginning…
So onto this inspirational thought…
“The best healer is often the wounded healer,
because he knows what he is dealing with
since he has suffered it himself.
If you have suffered through
some hard times in your life,
you are going to be even more successful
in ministering to those who are going through
the same kind of suffering in their lives.
Though you may have had
a rough time in your life,
God can use what you have been through
for His glory–
if you will allow Him to do so!
No matter where you may be today
or what you may be going through,
God can turn your situation around
and use it to further His kingdom
and bring blessings to you and to many others.”
–Joyce Meyer in “New Day New You”
I have experienced this myself–both in having others minister to me who understand exactly what I’m going through, and in being able to reach out to others going through similar situations. I also believe, however, that people who are blessed with the gift of compassion can also minister to others, even if they have not gone through the same or a similar situation.
So what are YOUR thoughts?
Do you believe this is true? Are “wounded healers” the best healers?
Have you experienced this yourself, either as a giver or receiver of healing?