August 16, 2006

Healing for Heart and Soul

 “In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: It goes on.”—Robert Frost
“The greatest healing therapy is friendship and love.” —Hubert H. Humphrey
“For me, singing sad songs often has a way of healing a situation. It gets the hurt out in the open, into the light, out of the darkness.”—Reba McEntire
“The peace we seek to win is not victory over any other people, but the peace that comes ‘with healing in its wings’; with compassion for those who have suffered; with understanding for those who have opposed us; with the opportunity for all the peoples of this earth to choose their own destiny.”—Richard M. Nixon
“Weeping may remain for a night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.”—Psalm 30:5, NIV
“The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing . . . not healing, not curing . . . that is a friend who cares.”—Henri Nouwen
“Reckless words pierce like a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.”—Proverbs 12:18, NIV
“But for you who revere my name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its wings.”—Malachi 4:2, NIV
“The pain passes, but the beauty remains.”—Pierre-Auguste Renoir
“There is a time for everything,
And a season for every activity under heaven:
A time to be born and a time to die,
A time to plant and a time to uproot,
A time to kill and a time to heal,
A time to tear down and a time to build,
A time to weep and a time to laugh,
A time to mourn and a time to dance,
A time to scatter stones, and a time to gather them,
A time to embrace and a time to refrain,
A time to search and a time to give up,
A time to keep and a time to throw away,
A time to tear and a time to mend,
A time to be silent and a time to speak,
A time to love and a time to hate,
A time for war and a time for peace.”—Ecclesiastes 3:1-8, NIV
“Forgiving does not erase the bitter past. A healed memory is not a deleted memory. Instead, forgiving what we cannot forget creates a new way to remember. We change the memory of our past into a hope for our future.”—Lewis B. Smedes
“Christ came as the Great Physician to heal the wounds that sin has made in the human family, and His Spirit, working through His servants, imparts to sin-sick, suffering human beings a mighty healing power that is efficacious for the body and the soul.”—Ellen G. White (Counsels on Health, p. 209)