Salvation is a Greek term meaning ‘something that leads to wholeness or to be delivered from something that blocks wholeness’ (the person God created you to be and the person Jesus paid the ultimate price for). Unfortunately, most of us are unable to accept totally this gift and the wonderful freedom that is attached to it due to wounding in our formative years. Inner healing under the direction of the Holy Spirit seeks to lovingly expose areas of hurt and pain hidden deep in our hearts that causes us to stumble over and over again. The good news is that once brought into the light, this pain will no longer have any power over us.
The Bible exhorts us to co-labour with the Father (see 2 Corinthians 6:1) and not to reject the grace (freedom) that is so freely offered. The cross is the beginning of a wonderful and glorious journey. It was for this freedom that Christ came to set us free. But true freedom is an ongoing process (sanctification). Sometimes the Lord chooses to instantly deliver us from persistent problems. Other times He chooses to walk with us on our healing journey.