This morning I remember when I had stitches as a little girl. I loved throwing a penny in the fountain at the entrance to the hospital. I am so thankful that my parents knew where to take me for treatment. I didn’t know, but they did. I also didn’t know that years later my hubby and I would be at the same hospital for the births of two of our children.
Oh beloved, you have to know where to go for healing. You have to learn the route so that when you are wounded you don’t waste time trying to find another place to heal. Oh how often human beings will take their wounds to the wrong place. Without correct treatment, you and I are destined to huge scars, gaping wounds that won’t heal and always looking for someone to fix what they cannot.
But you beloved, you know where to go for healing. You go to the Lord, the Great Physician. The One who knows how to restore what has been lost and stitch you up in such a way that you don’t have to live with a huge scar. He heals ALL wounds. The ones you have caused yourself. The ones who were caused by others. And just like I have memories of the day of my stitches, you may have a memory remain. But it will be about the Fountain of Living Water who healed you. You are more beautiful to the Lord than you can imagine. He will move heaven and earth to protect your beauty, for even that is a gift from Him.
God loves you and He’s for you. Run to Him this morning and pour out all your pain. Show Him your wounds. He will heal you, reconcile you, restore you and give you new mercy for the days ahead. And you will live in the Light and share the Good News that you have been healed by the Lord Jesus Christ!
Psalm 30:2 LORD my God, I called to You for help, and You healed me.
Psalm 147:3 He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.
Isaiah 33:2 LORD, be gracious to us; we long for You. Be our strength every morning, our salvation in time of distress.
Jeremiah 17:14 Heal me, O LORD, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved, for you are my praise.
Matthew 9:12 On hearing this, Jesus said, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick.”