Healing Hurts Too

When we think of a wound healing, we think of physical pain that gradually decreases with each day. This sort of pain sometimes involves moving through moments that are more painful than the original wound.

I encountered this sort of healing a few years ago when I went to physical therapy after getting knee surgery. In order to walk properly, I had to retrain my leg muscles to bend at a 90-degree angle. Now, after my leg had been in a cast for three weeks, the last thing my leg wanted to do, was bend.

On the count of three the physical therapist bent my knee and I encountered the most excruciating pain that I had ever dealt with in my life. Despite the horrific pain, if he hadn’t done that, I wouldn’t have been able to walk properly.

Similarly, the journey toward healing emotional pain hurts too.  The important thing to do is to move through the pain to learn the lesson. Healing will not be easy, but it will be worth it.

This is not to discourage others from going on a journey toward healing themselves and their lives. Rather, it is a reminder to not be so hard on yourself. Remember that pain is sometimes a good thing and can lead to your breakthrough.

“It’s gonna hurt when it heals, too.” – Leona Lewis

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