“The Lord is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those whose spirits are crushed.”
Psalms 34:18 NLT
The good news: we are in the greatest restoration time the earth has ever seen. The Heavenly Father is a restorer. It’s what He does. He fixes broken things. It’s in His nature. He cleans up our messes and you don’t have look far to see that we have made a mess of things.
A little about my own story: I lost my father when I was 11 years old to cancer. I lost my earthly father and gained a Heavenly one. He has always impressed it upon my heart to seek out a 1-1 relationship with someone to help me grow and heal. He has always used different people to step in and fulfill that role. For the last 11 years I have been in a weekly 1-1 therapeutic relationship. This man has walked me through all kinds of growth, healing and deliverance.
My challenge is simple: If you are a female reading this and you are longing for men in your life to get the healing they need, then send them to this blog post. If you are a male reading this, then seek out a 1-1 relationship to help you get restored. Whether, its counseling, therapy, life coaching, or some other fancy name, reach out to someone around you and humble yourself enough to get healing. It’s not complicated and it’s not a competition for who you choose. Your restoration will only come with a trusted 1-1 relationship. This does not mean that small groups and big gatherings are bad, but they were never designed with the intimacy in mind that a 1-1 relationship provides.
Don’t let this be another blog post that you read and forget about. Actually take action, reach out and get the help you need. The Heavenly Father is waiting on you, the reader. The stigma is over, therapy is cool and courageous!
Here’s to much restoration men. Wake up, it’s time.
If you’re in need of someone specific to talk to, don’t hesitate to reach out to me. I’d love to be that person for you.