Healing comes in layers. It’s a process, but not a formula. We each have unique wounds that require unique Treatment. The books below chronicle the lessons, truths, and comfort I received on my ongoing healing journey. God gently showed me, led me, and continues to lead me through the process of Acknowledge, Unravel, And Rewire. Experiencing His intense, personal, and tender love through this process has made all the difference.
Below are the books that were birthed out of my ongoing healing process. I pray they are helpful to you as you walk with the Healer on your own individualized healing path.
Invisible Wounds: Hope While You’re Hurting chronicles the watershed moments that led me to the healing GOD is now doing in and through me.
Beneath the surface, so many of us are nursing deep physical, spiritual and emotional wounds. We feel isolated in our pain. We feel ashamed or embarrassed to talk about our hidden hurts.
We feel guilty about the private doubts we have about God and His goodness: Where is He? Why would He allow this suffering?
We desperately need support. We crave answers. Fear or shame keeps us quiet.
We live alone with our invisible wounds.
I did. For 20 years.
In Invisible Wounds, I’m tackling the tough spiritual questions and dark, raw emotions I’ve had as I’ve walked this long, lonely, difficult road of chronic pain and illness — both mine and my son’s.
Looking back though, i was asking the wrong questions. Questions like “Why do i have to suffer?” “When will this end?” and “What does GOD want from me?”
GOD slowly began to transform my self-focused questions to the most important question. The question i began to ask that has changed everything: “Who are YOU, GOD?”
How He has revealed HIMSELF to me during and since the writing of this book has filled me with joy, freedom and peace that i can’t describe.
This book doesn’t just tell my story. Seven brave, beautiful women share their invisible wounds in these pages, too. Sharing their pain for this book often brought them to tears. Yet, each one gladly went to some very dark, vulnerable places. They believed God wanted to use their heartache to relieve someone else’s.
Ultimately, each of our difficult roads have led us to the hope that heals.
Once we acknowledge our invisible wounds, we can begin to unravel the roots of our pain.
Why am I here? Are you weary of finding yourself in the same painful cycles no matter how hard you try to break free? Do you long for life to be different?
There are reasons why you find yourself in the same places of hurt and struggle time and time again. Today’s damaging behaviors and choices are often tied to yesterday’s childhood pain and other traumas that lie beneath the surface. Until we recognize this, we will continue to make the same poor choices. We need intervention to begin to forge a new, more positive path. Karin, Melinda, and Lisa are living proof that change and freedom is possible.
In Unraveled Roots, the authors will help you:
* Identify the root causes behind your destructive choices and patterns.
* Expose the lies you believe about yourself, as well as other damaging behaviors and mindsets that you may not even realize are limiting and destructive.
* Change your life and legacy by establishing new, healthier patterns one small step at a time.
There is hope. Change is possible. Life can be different.
Unraveling the roots of your pain and unhealthy patterns helps you know why you can’t seem to break out of old cycles, no matter how hard you try! The next step is allowing Jesus, the Great Physician, to heal those wounded places and lead you through the process of rewiring your thinking and behaving in new ways that bring health and life.
Do you want to get well? It seems like an easy question. But healing can be a confusing, painful journey. We need the guidance of a loving and trustworthy Physician — One Who knows our hearts, minds, and bodies better than anyone. Sadly, we often look to false guides and remedies — people, circumstances, and performance — when the true Healer is right in front of us! God often does use people and other resources in our healing. However, we will be endlessly frustrated and disappointed unless He is leading our healing journey, step-by-step, moment-by-moment.
Taking intentional steps to know Who the Healer truly is changes and heals our hearts. It allows us to trust Him deeply and experience His love, power, and guidance in ways that we didn’t know we needed or even believed were possible. We don’t earn our healing. We simply receive it. Healing begins with choices to open our minds and hearts to the most gentle and skilled Cardiac Surgeon we will ever encounter.
This book study is designed for individual or group study. Thought-provoking study questions and application exercises are included throughout each chapter.
Over the course of nine chapters, we’ll explore the following:
* Lies we believe about God that poison our hearts and minds, preventing us from experiencing and receiving His healing love
* Common, crucial questions about God that need to be answered in our hearts, not just our heads
* Biblical principles that will help us focus on the Treatment instead of trying to fix the symptoms of our heart sickness
At one time, I had quotes from other authors recommending my books. The “new me” encourages you to ask for God’s recommendation. He has always led me to exactly the resources I needed for each phase of my journey.
I trust that He will do the same for you as you ask for His guidance.