There is no way to experience healing apart from taking an honest look at those stories that hold intense feelings such as shame, powerlessness, terror, a sense of betrayal. - Adam Young
Awareness does not equal healing. Pay attention. Be aware of what you are experiencing when tears come, when anger comes, when you’re tender, or where you’re hurting or feel stuck.
Being aware that something happened to us in our story that hurt us, affected us, and continues to affect us is the first step towards healing.
Jesus wants to bring true healing, not just relief. He wants to show us a better way, a kinder way, a truer way. He wants to join us in the hurt, the pain, and the discomfort of it and show us how to move in this with Him.