This healing thing is a process
that takes place over a period of time;
I’ve learned that in order to heal the body
the journey must first begin in the mind.
I was not usually eager to step
into the path that was necessary.
Before facing my emotional baggage,
I entered my own garden of Gethsemane.
Issues stemming from my childhood
enveloped me in deep-rooted, binding fear.
Due to prior medical traumas experienced,
I used to deny illness and run scared.
I determined if anything serious happened,
I would not let anybody know.
I would keep it to myself
and find some distant place to go.
At times, with all I’d been through,
I’d become anxious about what I feel.
My body had suffered so much,
I didn’t understand and didn’t want to deal.
But in the year 2000,
God led me through the painful and challenging task
Of enduring medical procedures;
I could hardly wait until that trial had passed.
No more hiding, it was confrontation time,
God wanted me to be my best.
He is forever teaching me new life lessons
through the passing of each test.
I’ve since experienced deeper levels of healing
and am at peace to know He’s there;
Instead of shutting down from fear,
I now rest in His word, love, and care.
I AM doing the inner work and through my strength in Christ,
I AM victorious and have overcome.
I continue to press forward until God the Father says,
“My daughter, a job well done.”
Jo Anne Meekins is the founder of Inspired 4 U Ministries and Inspired 4 U Publications; and an author, publisher, coach and speaker.