I’m currently healing from retina surgery. A membrane had formed on the back of my eye, puckering, causing the vision to be distorted, and the optical nerve to be inflamed. Surgery was the only option for healing.
The surgery went extremely well. Although I continue to have some distortion, with time that should be corrected. Without that eye-wound being healed, my eyesight would have continued to get worse and possibly lead to blindness.
We all have wounds. We’ve all been wounded. The devil wants those wounded to stay in their wounded state, to remain trapped in the offenses done against them. If we don’t come to God with our wounds, if we refuse God’s healing, we can’t see beyond our wounded areas which leads to a distortion of our view of others, ourselves, and the world.
Fortunately, God is our Great Physician, Jehovah-Rapha the God who heals. Jesus came to bind the broken-hearted, heal wounds and heal lives, he restores sight to the blind, and sets captives free. Nothing is impossible for God and nothing can stop the love of God.
As Christians, we don’t have to walk as the wounded. Jesus offers freedom, rest, and healing for every wound and every soul that comes to Him. The compassion, grace, and mercy of Jesus Christ restores sight blinded by sins committed against us and sins we have committed. Jesus restores what the enemy meant for evil and makes all things new.
Please don’t allow the devil to keep you trapped in your wound. Come to the One wounded for you, who reaches out with nail-scarred hands to bring healing and restoration.
“When we press past the pain in prayer, when we press into Jesus, peace sutures bleeding hearts and holds them tenderly until they heal.” ~ Gwen Smith
“Heal me, O Lord, and I will be healed; save me and I will be saved, for You are my praise.” ~ Jeremiah 17:14 (NASB)
“Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all his benefits— who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion.” ~ Psalm 103:2-4 (NIV)
“Do not call to mind the former things, or ponder things of the past. Behold, I will do something new, now it will spring forth; will you not be aware of it? I will even make a roadway in the wilderness, rivers in the desert.” ~ Isaiah 43:18-19 (NASB)
“And we know [with great confidence] that God [who is deeply concerned about us] causes all things to work together [as a plan] for good for those who love God, to those who are called according to His plan and purpose.” ~ Romans 8:28 (AMP)
*Gwen Smith, I Want It All, (Colorado Springs: David. C. Cook, 2016) https://amzn.to/2zD49Tx
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