On being impatient for healing

by arianne

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I’ve been blessed in the area of broken bones and large puncture wounds. What I mean is, I haven’t broken anything but my pinky toe, and I’ve never required stitches. I sprained my ankle once, I’ve had shin splints and I gave birth 5 times. So, I know what it feels like to wait on your body to heal, and not be able to speed anything up.

In fact, I’ve heard that a sprained ankle can take longer thank a broken ankle to heal, depending on the injury, so it makes sense why I have such a distinct memory of being about 13 or so and feeling like I would never walk again. The healing took so very long, I often thought perhaps it wasn’t healing at all. Any small improvement that I made disappeared inside that worry-lens that I looked through. I couldn’t see any good that had happened because I completely focused on what I still couldn’t do.

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Lisa October 21, 2013 at 7:35 am

What a beautiful site you have! And this post really spoke to me today. Thank you.

Also, I tried to check out some of your other posts, but the links to your other blogs weren’t working. I will check back later this week, and hopefully it will be fixed. Thanks!


arianne October 21, 2013 at 8:45 am

Hi Lisa! Thank you so much for stopping by! I’m sorry other links weren’t working – if you pop back in can you let me know what didn’t work for you? Thanks!


maria October 21, 2013 at 2:39 pm

I left a comment at (in)courage today but wanted to tell you here that I could not could not believe your post today – I have been suffering(!) so much with tormenting thoughts just as you described, that I would never walk again, that I would never heal, wondering how this injury could possibly be taking so long to heal. I must be that I will not heal…feeling a little betrayed by the Lord, though I know some times things work in ways we don’t understand…though He works all for good! Still, here I have been, as I said, suffering, and really kinda shocked about it all. You spelled it out – sprained ankles take so very long to heal – finally started to feel some hope. I sprained my ankle 10 wks. ago. Thank you for letting me know. And also thanks for tying it into how God heals us slowly on the inside as well; maybe it’s because we don’t want to sit still for long enough to listen. You were His voice to me today in more ways than one! He is so amazing and so good!!


Lisa October 21, 2013 at 6:17 pm

I clicked on “Mabel’s story” on the right sidebar, and then I clicked on the links to your other posts (from your other blog?) and they were not working.


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