You’re Not Late or Behind, Healing Takes Time

Perhaps today you feel in a hurry to heal. Shouldn’t things be better by now? That’s an understandable question, especially when the place you’re in is hard and uncomfortable.

You aren’t doing anything wrong that it’s taking so long; God’s timelines are just different than ours.

We live in a “get it done now” world of microwaves and fast food, of express check-outs and instant streaming. But the natural speed of our souls is slow. You are not behind. You are not late. You are not delayed. You’re not failing because your faith isn’t strong enough.

Healing is not an event, it’s a process. Break the egg, split open the cocoon, dig up the seed and you destroy the beautiful, strong things being made. Let your soul do its work and be worked upon by the great Creator. Try not to tell it to hurry up like you would a dawdling toddler. It’s not being lazy or weak, it’s simply wiser than the grown-up part of you that says the best time for everything is now.

Healing, perhaps above all things, is about surrender. Letting go of the way you thought things would be. Loosening your grip on your plans. Laying down your expectations. You can’t control the pace of your healing any more than you can control the rising and setting of the sun, the rhythm of the waves, the changing of the seasons. It is beyond you. It is bigger than you.

You’re loved in this moment. You’re getting stronger day by day. No matter how it feels right now, it’s not always going to be this way.

Do you tell the tiny sparrow’s eggs when to hatch, a million butterflies when they’re to leave their cocoons, every new baby when to emerge from the womb? Trust the Master and Maker of all life, the only one who knows the right moment for everything. He will not delay your healing, but He will not rush it either.

“He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end” (Eccl. 3:11 NIV).

You are where you are supposed to be on your journey of healing today. Embracing that can be frustrating, maddening, grief-inducing. It’s okay to resist this reality by yelling in your car, crying into your pillow, being fully human. But it can also be a relief to remember healing is your journey, not your job—it’s okay to trust the process.

You’re loved in this moment. You’re getting stronger day by day. No matter how it feels right now, it’s not always going to be this way.

Cheering You On,



If you feel weak or like you’ve failed, last week’s More than Small Talk podcast episode is for you. Listen in!

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About Holley

Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author and Life Coach

I like humans, words, and good coffee. And I’d love to help you beat what’s holding you back, become all you’re created to be, and kick butt for the greater good.

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