You’ve been hurt, and the pain is deep. You feel like you’ll never be the same since this has happened. The person (or persons) you’ve trusted more than anyone else on earth has betrayed you, and you wonder if you’ll ever trust anyone again. Every time this hurt comes to mind (which is very often), you cry. Sometimes you get angry. Will the scar ever fully heal?
I have a dear friend, a sweet lady who has a physical ailment. Despite several few surgeries in recent years, her wounds just will not heal. She has struggled with infections in her incisions for a couple years now because the “simple” healing process so many of us take for granted just will not begin for her wounds.
She may never heal completely from those wounds, and even if she does achieve healing, her scars will remain. The place that was once wounded will be slightly thicker and tougher than everywhere else.
And so it is for you, the wounded heart.
You feel like this emotional wound will simply never heal. Friend, I have good news for you today! I serve a God that not only heals wounds, but repairs scars as well. Not only will He bring healing to your hurting heart with time, but He will also make that scar tissue tender and moldable again. How on earth do I know? I’m glad you asked . . .
He has brought much healing to my wounds that I once thought would never be the same. I, too, thought that after my hurt I would never be the same man I once was. That was certainly true to an extent. I’ll never be who I was before, but that’s OK with me. As I’ve journeyed through the scars and healing, I’ve become a new man, a grown man that is still growing in Him.
Are there scars that remain? I think so, but that’s not necessarily a negative thing. There are areas of my life that are slightly tougher and stronger than they were before. And God continues to heal the scar tissue daily, but much of what He has done in my life through the pain will hopefully stick. I want it to stick. I want it to stay. I want to be more like Him than I was before.
He led me through the pouring rain to bring me into the sunshine of His plan, and He can and will do the same for you. So you’ve been hurt, and the pain is deep? Come to the Great Physician who is more than able to fix you right up.
Psalm 34:18 says, “The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.” It’s one of many promises in the Bible that he heals those with crushing pain.
It may not, and probably will not, happen overnight. But the journey to healing is one that will lead you, step by step, closer to Him. And speaking from some experience, that, my friend, is well worth the ride.
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