The Healing Has Begun

“I, I am he who blots out your transgressions for my own sake,
and I will not remember your sins.”

Isaiah 43:25

During my years of counseling at a local pregnancy resource center, I met many women who carried a terrible wound deep in their hearts, women with stories like Alycia’s. 

As part of his latest project, The Story of Your Life, Matthew West wrote a song for women like Alycia who by God’s grace have stopped hiding and started healing… 


Do you or someone you know need help in finding this kind of healing? Call Care Net’s Option Line to find a pregnancy resource center that offers post-abortion counseling near you.

The Story of Your Life is available for $7.99 at Amazon.

The Healing Has Begun

You have carried the weight of your secret for way too long
Thinking if there is a place called forgiveness, you don’t belong
Oh, but freedom can never be found behind those walls
So just let ‘em fall, just let ‘em fall

Oh, the healing has begun
Oh, the healing has begun

How long has it been since you felt anything but shame
Child lift up your eyes ‘cause mercy remembers your name
All those tears you’ve been holding back, let ‘em fall like rain
‘Cause today is the day, yeah today is the day

Oh, the healing has begun
Oh, the healing has begun
Oh, the healing has begun
Oh, the healing has begun

Hallelujah, hallelujah
Just lift your eyes
And lay it down
What once was lost
Has now been found

There’s a world full of people dying from broken hearts
Holding on to their guilt, thinking they fell too far
So don’t be afraid to show ‘em your beautiful scars
‘Cause they’re the proof, yeah you’re the proof

Written by Matthew West & Jason Houser
Photo: Shirley Booth