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The Season of Healing (Time to Keep and A Time to Throw Away)

Spiritual and Emotional Healing

Sin, abuse, neglect, rejection, betrayal all cause significant emotional and spiritual pain that hurt just as physical pain does. God, our Great Physician, can ultimately heal our broken hearts and bind our wounds, healing, and making us whole. Spiritual and emotional healing is often a process with steps that we need to put action behind. Use these scriptures to guide your heart and mind toward full recovery.

“Hope is praying for rain, but faith is bringing an umbrella.” - Unknown

The Season of Healing (Time to Keep and A Time to Throw Away)

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

To everything [there is] a season, A time for every purpose under heaven: A time to be born, And a time to die; A time to plant, And a time to pluck [what is] planted; A time to kill, And a time to heal; A time to break down, And a time to build up; A time to weep, And a time to laugh; A time to mourn, And a time to dance; A time to cast away stones, And a time to gather stones; A time to embrace, And a time to refrain from embracing; A time to gain, And a time to lose; A time to keep, And a time to throw away; A time to tear, And a time to sew; A time to keep silence, And a time to speak; A time to love, And a time to hate; A time of war, And a time of peace.

In this Kairos, the keyword “keep” indicates a position of watching and spiritually when we process a “time to keep”. The emphasis focuses on the idea to protect the seeds planted in the garden of our lives. In Mark 4:26-29, Jesus describes God’s Kingdom with seed in the ground, keep the seed. Did Solomon embrace this concept, or was he pouring out the inspiration of the Holy Spirit? There is a season to keep, what you will reflect what you planted in your garden- that place of rich soil. The time to “throw away” is evident to a good husbandman or gardener who knows what fruit is and weeds. Spiritually we are weed-prone; there is a natural association with bad stuff stemming from the “Garden” experience (Genesis 3). Experienced gardeners or husbandmen know the difference between weed and a planted vegetable; we only want crops for harvest. What have you grown in this season to keep?

Elohim Machias Lanu, God Our Refuge - Psalm 62:8; we thank You for establishing in our state of tohubohu or utter confusion the position of our refuge. We praise You for placing us in a garden to grow spiritual fruits and vegetables that will yield a harvest for the Kingdom of God. We declare and decree the blessing (the indwelling of the Holy Spirit) upon those who protect the seeds of the Spirit, so that; we who plant and prune for Your Glory will produce the harvest in its season. Now, for the Kingdom and Glory of God, we petition, with anointing, in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord, and Savior, Amen.

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