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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Breaking Through

Recovery.

It's a transitional place.  You're not completely there in your healing, but you used to be a whole lot worse.  Maybe it's a physical recovery.  Maybe it's a financial recovery.  Maybe it's an addiction recovery.  Maybe it's moving past the psychological traumas of your past.  You're moving forward and progressing, but have not arrived yet.

It's a great place to be.  But, it can be a frustrating place, too.  You just want to get there already.  You might start to wonder if you'll ever get there.  You might be tempted to lose heart and give up. 

And, then it happens.

Breakthrough.

Like a baby chicken who's finally broken through its egg.  It emerges whole. 

Like the man who was told that he would never walk again, being watched by hundreds as he lifts himself from his wheelchair, that one miraculous day, and walks down stage to receive his college diploma. 

Like a couple who's overwhelmed with a mountain of bills.  They chip away at it as best they can.  Then one day, an anonymous check comes in the mail to cover it all.

Breakthrough.

It can be unexplainable.  It is the moment where our Father's promises to us are extremely tangible.  Where we are lifted -- yes even catapulted! -- into a new place in our healing, maybe even completely healed.

It's a heavenly act.   An act of a Father that loves us and wants to see us (maybe even more than we do) healed, restored, and fully recovered.

And, yes.  He is... just that Good.


3 comments:

T.C. said...

Definately not completely there, but most definately in a better place than I was!

Sometimes the breakthrough's are so small we don't notice them until we look back, but they are there none the less.

Praise God!

T.C. said...
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Valerie B. said...

That's so true! There are the bigger breakthroughs, but also the smaller ones along the way. Thanks for the reminder and encouragement!

-Valerie :)