There are two stages of healing. The first stage is actually really painful. It's the time when you have to acknowledge why the wounds are there, and that they hurt. Someone left you. Someone betrayed you. Something happened that you want to deny with every bit of your heart, but you can't. It happened. It hurt. And you have to accept it. You have to let go.
The second stage is when the freedom comes. Don’t give in to your instinct to despair. Healing will come, but you have to allow it. And one day, you will look back and see the beautiful contrast of tragedy and joy that is your life, your story. Light is only made brighter by the darkness.
"Every 35 seconds, a Zambian child is left parentless. They may never know again what it is like to sit on the lap of a father or be held by their mother. More than 710,000 children have lost their parents, often left on the streets or are herded into relief camps. They soon find tall fences made of wire around huts in the desert their new place called home. In spite of all this, their hearts are so receptive to the healing love of Christ, their hearts so happy to see you came; but most of all, thankful eagerness to just hug you and hold your hand. The children of Zambia will embrace you with smiles and stay in your heart for a lifetime."