The Divine Masseuse

Today I'd like to introduce you to my dear friend, Carey Scott. Carey is an authentic woman of God whose message which challenges women to be real with themselves, others and God touches the hearts of women countrywide. I am privileged to have her posting here today and would love for you to welcome her to Jesus & My Orange Juice by visiting her blog, following her on Twitter and liking her on Facebook.

Welcome, Carey, can't wait to hear the REAL truth God has laid on your heart this morning!

I love massages.

My husband knows that if we had more money then we knew what to do with, I’d hire someone to massage my scalp at bedtime and to rub my feet in the morning.

He continues to tell me to let that dream go.  I’m holding out hope.

Well, the other day I treated myself to a massage.  Life’s been so big lately and my body is showing signs of the stress.

As the masseuse began to work on my neck, I was so relaxed.  It felt fantastic.  But then… she went a little deeper.  Ouch

I knew for me to get relief, I needed to let her do that deep work. 

While it hurt, I knew I’d soon be feeling better.  My job during that massage was to allow the work to be done.

So, I took in long breaths and blew the air back out slowly.  Instead of tensing up more, I relaxed my body and felt the healing set in. 

You know what I realized while lying on that table?

God is like that massage therapist.  He has the desire and ability to work out deeper things in us. 

·         God knows where life is causing us to tense up.

·         He has the perfect techniques to promote healing.

·         He is not surprised by all our areas of stress.

·         He is fully aware of our pressure points.

When we take our pain to God, He faithfully goes to work.  His focus is to bring us… relief.

Sometimes the process of relief is uncomfortable because it makes us look at who we really are.  It forces us to forgive something or someone who has hurt us deeply.  This process causes us to change, which is overwhelming and scary at times.  Old habits and attitudes are hard to break.

But when we decide to be part of the process rather than part of the problem, it can make a huge difference.  When we allow God to work that stuff out instead of us holding onto it and letting it fester and cause pain… relief is imminent.

He is your Divine Masseuse.

Let God do His deep work in you.  He won’t charge you.  You don’t have to make an appointment.  And His hands never get tired.
Where do you need God’s work today?

Carey Scott is an inspirational speaker and writer, honest about her walk with the Lord, stumbles, fumbles and all.  She loves to challenge women to be real and authentic. Through her blog she encourages women to stop living a mediocre, risk-free life and instead step onto the battlefield. She is a weekly blogger on CWAHM and serves as the Wednesday host on the Moms Together Facebook community. Most recently, Carey was added as a member of the speaking and writing team for LeadHer. She and her husband live in Colorado with their two kids.


  1. Oh What a true post, have to say I never thought of God as a divine masseuse, but have to agree now that I read this post.

    I heard a comment once about God doing the deeper work in which I would have to concur with as well,"The Lord might hurt us but we will never harm us." So very true!
    Sort of like a junkyard dog that has a broken leg, when the Vet sets that is gonna hurt, but it is necessary to set his leg and for him to endure the pain, so it can heal
    and he can be free to run and explore, or he will have to limp around on it the rest of his life and probably not enjoy life very much, and could have pain all the time as well.
    If we just let God do that work in our lives
    even when it is painful, it will be done and
    over with, but if we don't let him work and
    try to run from it, we will be hurting emotionally the rest of our lives. I choose
    to do the work and be free afterwards......
    How about you???

    Wonderful post Carey!! Enjoyed your incites very much, and thanks Shannon for having Carey
    visit us.

    Blessings to you both,

  2. Carey, I am still drinking in this post - so beautiful! Thank you for blessing my readers with this word!

  3. Oh, Carey, what a post! This is one that I need to read, and re-read, and let truly sink in. God wants to work deeply in me and I tend to get fidgety and squirm away instead of letting him get to the root of the issue. Thank you for this.

  4. Love the comparison! I don't get massages very often and sometimes it takes me awhile to let go and relax. Sometimes, it is like that with my Heavenly Father too. It's hard for me to let go and completely rest in His arms.

  5. Shannon, thanks for sharing Careys wisdom with us! She has a good way of getting right to the point! I'm going to her blog now!

  6. Funny thing about God, He never asks the degree of pressure we'd prefer, He just knows exactly what we need! When we knows it's Him, even if it's uncomfortable, we seem to be able to supernaturally endure. Love the analogy! Now I need to schedule an earthly massage! :)

  7. @Nellie... I chose to do the work now and be free, too. It's so much better when we choose to be part of the process and not part of the problem. Thanks for your comment!

    @Shannon... Thank you for hosting me today! It's been an honor to write for your peeps!

    @Patti... It's such our human nature to squirm away from thing when they hurt. SO GET THAT! So we have to be intentional with our decision to allow God to work. Great profile pic, sweets!

    @Eileen... Oh, it IS hard to let go and relax in His arms because that is the exact opposite advice the world gives. We just have to remember that relief is on its way!

    @Becky Jane... Thank you for stopping by my blog. Hope to see you around now and then!

    Be blessed, sisters and have a great weekend! Carey

  8. Great analogy. Sometimes I want God to go easy on me! OK, maybe always! But, while I don't understand it all, I know there's a purpose behind our trials.

  9. Hi Carey~
    This is exactly what I needed to hear today amd exactly what I need to do!
    Great post.

  10. Carey, this is a lovely post. I also love to get massages and haven't had one in entirely too long. But - I do have a lot of deep spiritual knots needing to be worked out - and after reading this, I realize that's exactly what God has been doing through the present season I'm facing. No wonder it's been such a "hurt so good" battle.


  11. God and I talked about some work that needed to be done in my heart this morning. Work he's been pointing our for a little while. It was so timely to read your post and remember the work is hard and painful but he is so faithful and good to transform when we let him. Thank you for sharing great insights Carey!

  12. Hmmmm. Here's what I took away: Gotta slow down to feel the massage, or even get one! Maybe I haven't even laid down on the table lately. Anybody with me on that? Thanks for the reminder, Carey. It was a good one. Love ya.

  13. Hi Shannon - I love this, especially the bit where you say - My job during that massage was to allow the work to be done - God wants to do the work and we must let Him. Great reminder that He is our healer, of everything from a sore toe to stress and more.
    God bless

  14. Please refer to my comment under the previous post, really meant for this one. But perhaps, in a way, it fits the other post too...

  15. Thanks, Tracy, but these are actually the amazing words of my friend,, not thanks, Carey again for such a great post!

  16. Haha! I love this analogy. My family and I are experiencing some tough times right now. It's been really hard. And sometimes, I want to give up. I want to shake my fist and throw up my hands and say "I've HAD it!" but really, when it comes down to it, giving up won't fix our problems. But continuing to hang on and have faith in God and rely on him very well might solve those problems.

    I'm here from voiceboks "members to remember!"

  17. Great post. During the rough times we need to really think about this, and hang on no matter what. During a massage we can think about so much while getting one--almost accomplishing more than if we're all stressed out! Thank you for that.
    here from voiceboks

  18. Oh my stars! Thank you all for the warm welcome and great comments. You all are a chatty bunch... much chattier than by crew over on my blog: ! You need to wake my crew up! LOL

    @before and after 50... it is an intentional decision, isn't it. Not normal to our flesh.

    @Brae... I know that feeling of wanting to surrender. You nailed it though - giving up won't fix our problems. :)

    @Tracy... yes! God is our healer! Thankfully...

    @Wendy... I think the hardest part is slowing down and laying on that massage table. Without a doubt!

    @Beck... He does have that special ability to transform, doesn't He? Even through the pain, we know He is working for our good!

    @Rosann... I love this... "deep spiritual knots needing to be worked out." Let 'em do it, sister!

    @Grumpy Grateful Mom... Gosh, who doesn't want Him to take it easy on us! But we know there are some things that hurt a little more than others. :(

    @Beth... This is great! "He never asks the degree of pressure we'd prefer, He just knows exactly what we need!" AMEN!

    @Chelle... I'm glad God spoke to you through my post!

    Shannon, thank you for allowing me to share my heart on your blog. I appreciate the opportunity, sister! You are a gem!

    Love you, girl!

  19. This is a great post and so true! I have the hardest time "Letting Go and Letting God" I'm such a control freak =)

  20. Thanks for sharing this post! I need to let go all of my hang-ups and forgive those who had hurt me and most of all to forgive myself, then I will be free. I'm a new follower :)


  21. Very inspiring post! Thank you both for sharing.

    I'm following you back, thanks so much for stopping by.

    Stacey @

  22. A very inspiring post. I believe God is all around us. In nature, in family, and in ourselves. We just have to learn to be still and quiet to listen to his whispers.
    Easier said than done in my case, but I keep trying. LOL Chris

  23. Carey,
    What an important message. I was a massage therapist for many years and I would pray over my patients as the Lord showed me where to put more pressure, where to ease up, where to dig in and give more attention. You put into words what I felt all those years. Thank you for blessing me this morning!

  24. I love this... "But when we decide to be part of the process rather than part of the problem, it can make a huge difference. When we allow God to work that stuff out instead of us holding onto it and letting it fester and cause pain… relief is imminent." So true! I tend to be a wimp when it comes to deep massage and I struggle with letting go and letting God work it out for me. Great encouragement, you gave me a lot to think about. Thanks for sharing Carey with us Shannnon!

  25. Thank you so much for sharing Carey's words with us. She is a beautiful and gifted writer.


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