We’ve all heard the expression, “Time heals all wounds.” Yet how often do we stop and question such sayings? How often do we stop and ask, “I know I’ve ALWAYS said that in the past, but is it truth?” I submit to you this morning that this phrase is not.
Time has no healing ability. Let’s compare our hurts, heartbreaks, and emotional injuries to a pothole, an object that I’m sure we understand all too well. Let’s say our daily commute comes complete with an annoying pothole that is positioned in such a place in the road that there’s just no avoiding it. Every day – every single day – we hit that pothole. Its existence has become the thorn in our side. There’s no doubt in our minds that it is real – very, very real.
For months and months we’ve been driving over this stupid, backbreaking hole in the road. We’ve often wondered why on earth someone from the highway department hasn’t come and fixed this monstrosity. Obviously their commute doesn’t include this mammoth crater, or else it would have been filled in by now. We wonder how much more of this our tires – or our patience – can take.
One day as we’re driving into work we realize how smooth the road has become. We’ve become so accustomed to the massive elephant sized indention in the road that we don’t even expect it anymore. Yet today there was no hole that reached halfway to China on our way in. It had been fixed!
How much sense would it make if I looked at you and simply said, “Well, I knew it was a matter of time. After all, time heals all wounds. I knew eventually that hole would fill itself in.” You’d look at me as if I were crazy, right? Of course you would, and you’d be justified. We understand that physical craters like that don’t fix themselves with time. As a matter of fact, they only get worse
And so it is with our emotional craters. If you’ve been hurt or broken by your own actions or the actions of others, please don’t sit around and wait for “time” to heal those wounds. Friend, time has no healing ability in and of itself. The only thing that time itself can do is make injuries wider, deeper, and more painful, just like potholes.
I have good news, though. Sure, time can’t heal, but I know a man who can. From the deaf to the blind, the mute to the diseased, the broken hearted to the wicked – God has healed them all! Don’t think for a minute your heartbreak is too big for His abilities!
The only catch is this – He won’t force Himself on you. You have to make the choice to bring yourself and all your “emotional potholes” to the Savior of the world, Healer of the masses of humanity throughout time and eternity.
Just like it takes a highway crew to fix a physical pothole, it takes a healer to heal emotional ones.
So today, come to Jesus. Give Him your aches and pains of the heart. Let Him begin His healing work that time could never do on its own. Come today – so you can start living again!
That’s just a thought, and I welcome yours.
Until next time,
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