Have you ever been sick or had an injury that, once completely healed, you find yourself so amazed at how good it feels to feel good? We can actually forget what it is like to feel good because we just naturally adjust to the pain and discomfort.
When I think about this, I am reminded of my youngest son, Sam. When he was little, Sam became dehydrated after having his tonsils removed. The doctor evaluated the situation and determined that he needed to have IV fluids. When the nurse came in with the bag of IV fluids, and Sam realized that a needle would be involved in the process, he informed me that he didn’t really feel that bad anymore and that we could go home. Thank goodness he was so weak or it might have required the entire staff and not just two nurses and me to hold him down. As he whimpered, the fluids slowly flowed into his little body. After a while, his color began to return and his small face began to relax. Gratitude must have been in the IV bag because as the bag emptied, he became more and more grateful. He repeated two things over and over, “I feel so good” and “I’m so glad I have a family”. He loved me. He loved the nurses. He loved the doctor. He loved the very people he had fought so hard against earlier. Why? Because in the end, the doctor was right. He knew what needed to happen in order for Sam to get well. Yes, the IV needle hurt, but it was necessary.
You know, that’s often how we respond to heart healings. We don’t even realize how miserable we really are. We fight what needs to take place in order to heal for various reasons, mostly because we don’t want to experience the discomfort that often comes with the healing process, especially if it involves having to forgive the one who hurt us. However, when the relief of being released from the agony of unhealed wounds floods our souls, we find ourselves overwhelmed with gratitude toward our Father. When peace settles into our hearts, we are overwhelmed with how wonderful it feels to be free of the things that grieved our spirits.
If you find yourself with a wounded heart, allow the Great Physician to examine your heart. Then, allow Him to do what needs to been done in order for healing to take place. If the process makes you want to run, call me. I’ll bring a few nurses with me and we will hold you down ‘til you start to feel better!
Psalm 147:3 says this: “He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.”
Excerpt from Walking Wounded bible study
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