I started going to counseling last month. It has been great. It has also been one of the most difficult things that I have ever done. I never really thought that I was a mess until I started counseling. Now I am convinced that I am a mess, and that is a good realization. It is tough to get healing when you deny being sick. So I am on my way in a journey toward better days. It is nice to know that there is better.

A couple of years ago I heard one of my favorite speakers give an amazing ten minute talk on one of his heros of the faith.

His talk was about the woman healed by Jesus in Luke 8:42-48. This woman had suffered from a serious bleeding illness for a number of years. She had been ripped off by medical experts. She had been shunned by her community. But she did not give up.

This woman heard that Jesus was passing by the area. She beleived that Jesus had the power to make her well. This frail person responded by pushing through the crowd, by throwing elbows if you will, to get to Jesus – the promise of her healing.

She did whatever it took to get the healing that she needed, and she was healed.

We should follow her example. We need to do what we need to do to get well.

Counseling is tough tough work. It is my version of throwing some elbows in hope of getting well.

What do you need to do to get healthy?

Go after it.