2 thoughts on “Thoughts on Healing from Grace Biskie

  1. “My healing, our healing, is a long journey like a trek up a steep, winding and dangerous mountain.
    For this journey, you need camping gear. You need to stop and rest. You need water because it’s taxing and flashlights because it’s dark. You need correct expectations because no one climbs a strenuous mountain unprepared. But most of all, you need to know that you won’t see the top, the very top until you pass from this life to the next. That mountain top experience of 100% healing from abuse is not for us in this not-yet-fully-here Kingdom of God in which we currently reside.”
    Wow, that was so powerful! I found it inspired hope, in the sense that my brokenness and ongoing struggle is a ‘normal’ response to trauma, but also a little sobering… I do believe God will bring healing to my brokenness, but I know that I am forever changed by the things that have happened. My story will always be a part of who I am. As much as I’d like to reach the top of the mountaintop, I think having “realistic expectations” is really important.

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  2. I, like you Kamea, am learning the same thing…I think just embracing who I am, my brokenness, my weaknesses, is part of what makes me the person I am…a person who finds my greatest strength through my weaknesses in Christ…and that’s the whole point…I’m seeing the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous is applicable for me as well.

    1. We admitted we were powerless over …—that our lives had become unmanageable.
    2. Came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity- (Jesus Christ is the only power that counts).
    3. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.
    4. Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.
    5. Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.
    6. Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.
    7. Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.
    8. Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all.
    9. Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.
    10. Continued to take personal inventory, and when we were wrong, promptly admitted it.
    11. Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.
    12. Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics (others), and to practice these principles in all our affairs.

    Kamea, I’m glad to have you on this journey with me.

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