Healing Hurts

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Invisible affliction occurs

And stirs wounds, exposes scar tissue;

Those who are living outside my skin

Cannot help or hope to harbor

Empathy or like circumstances.

No, you strike it from your point of view

Granting no value to where I’ve been

So you simply say, “Move on.”

We must both gather to heal at dawn

At mid-bridge, on love to take a chance.

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  1. […] via Healing Hurts — Susan Irene Fox […]

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  2. I liked your phrase, “mid-bridge.” It gives the flavor of the peacemaking role Christ called us to. I must confess to prejudice in my early years against my black brethren, fueled mostly be fear. When Christ claimed me, he helped me see we cannot be ruled by fear, but by tolerance and ultimately love. We are at mid-bridge, asking for forgiveness and extending it as well.

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    1. Blessings to you for being open to His healing and transforming heart. ❤

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  3. Yes let me be clearer. Some do not feel like they have wronged Blacks and therefore see no need to accept forgiveness from them or from God. I don’t feel that I have wronged or am I prejudice to Blacks. When I see a person I see a child of God. Let us make man in our image. Ask humans are God’s children. Therefore their identity is in him and him alone. It makes no difference what man says or does. Many are persecuted for many different reasons. All sin. I don’t think I need anyone’s approval on my thinking. It is God and only God that I seek approval from as to weather I need to ask forgiveness for sin. The Holy Spirit prompts me to do so. If man would look to God for approval not other men then they would know their true identity. This includes every living soul. I hope I was clearer Susan.

    Blessings to you my friend

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    1. I got your meaning, Tom, and you were one of the few that understood my meaning, too. I get you because I know your heart, and you know mine.

      I agree we need to ask God for forgiveness and seek His approval. Only then can the Holy Spirit work in us to allow us to extend grace and to lead us to healing and restoration with others.

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      1. I want you to know that I realize how difficult and discourging trying to be on the same page with topics can be sometimes. No counting just life. So I always love the grace you extend and example you set. May God strengthen you and take you deeper in his love.

        Peace to you Susan

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      2. Have I told you how much I love you, my sweet brother?
        Thank you. ❤

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  4. Part of the healing process is accepting complete forgiveness from God.
    Healing hurts because it takes long to accept the fact we hurt someone or someone have hurt us.
    It takes time to heal and to move on.
    Thanks,
    Vernon

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  5. Folks that do not know God would never be abel to forgive someone. Only the Holy Spirit can cause that. Jesus has forgiven us into forgiving.

    One point I would like to make some do not feel they have anything to forgive. Jesus has already done that when we except him. After that Jesus is the only approval we seek, not man’s. For our identity is in him,not man .Wonderful post Susan.

    Much love Tom

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    1. Forgiveness is not about approval; it is about grace. “Jesus has forgiven us into forgiving.” It is this humility which moves us toward forgiveness, I think.
      Love to you, Tom.

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  6. Intriguing Susan. I can see ideas that suggest it is from the perspective of Jesus. Other perspectives suggest a homeless person and still other’s suggest a pair of lovers. Complex and interesting.

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    1. Glad you are pondering, Paul.

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