Jun 5, 2009

156- Will Time Heal...

... those painful little scabby-spots that we all seem to have?


Since posting the Mormon Message video *Hope Ya Know, we had a hard time!* a couple of days ago I've really had lots of time/things to think about on this subject.

On the one hand, I am so grateful to know that the Lord is there for me... even before I say, "Hope ya know, I'm having a hard time!" I know that I've never been left alone to fend for myself. He is always there to comfort and guide me.

But on the other hand (I also have 5 fingers) there are many times I feel like this weeping birch (hmm, how appropriately named!). I've got this raw little scabby-spot that is slow to heal. And I ask myself, "Will it ever heal in this lifetime?" And I answer, "No, I don't think so!" But as the years pass that little scabby-spot gets smaller and it isn't so sensitive all the time.

So does time really heal all wounds? I don't know... I'll have to get back to you on that one 28 years from now, but I can tell you it is better than it was 28 years ago and that I know I don't have to do it alone!


Rosehaven Cottage said...

I think it really depends on the wound whether time heals it or not. And like you said, even if the wound doesn't completely heal at least it isn't as sensitive.

GREAT photo!


leannewitney said...

I wonder too, if it isn't the wound that gets smaller, but that we get bigger. It would just appear that the wound is smaller, and we end up not giving ourselves enough credit. The more we learn, the better we are to handle life and all that it brings. I'm sure that 28 years from now, you will be even bigger- your testimony having grown, and your love always increasing...
(I hope some of this made sense)
Love ya! :)

Mom and Dad said...

Thank you for sharing "Hope ya Know . . ."
We went down to Laura's a week or so ago. I thought, "Why do I get these jobs?" among other things, and prayed that it would be a good time.
Today we sang "Because I Have Been Given Much" in church. The Spirit whispered, "You are strong so you can help. . ."
Dear Joanie, you are so good and happy and positive. Maybe that is your "Given Much". The "owies" will heal because . . .
I love you, my dearie.

Sarah Elizabeth said...

I used to think that nothing ever changed. Poeple are who they are, was my philosophy. But as I see my dear friends and family grow into such amazing individual, I begin to see it in myself as well. All of the thing we pass through shape and mold us, and we do become stronger, more able to stand up under all the things that come our way. But yes, time heals...but it does take lots of time.