Monday, August 10, 2015

A Healing Balm

 (Bee Balm)
 
Sometimes your wounds go deep.  Those wounds are down where no one can see them and though you continue to laugh and smile and continue on, the wound still hurts.  It throbs and aches.  When no one is looking a glimmer of that internal pain makes you wince.  Those who truly have the ability to look outside themselves may see a glimpse of the pain, but most people pass by unaware and unconcerned.
 
The only thing that will help is a healing balm.  I'm so thankful that the Lord is that healing balm in our lives.  He understands.  He has compassion.  He wants to heal those wounds.  He can heal them if we allow Him to do so.  But that takes opening up those places we keep hidden.  It means we have to let go of the constant pain.  We have to forgive the one who wounded us.
 
And that is hard for some to do.  Many of us have become so used to our wounds and pain is such a part of our identity that it's hard to let it go.  To give it up.  To allow the Master Healer to cure us and let Him move us on to new things.  We want to hold on to that pain because it's all we know and we are frightened of change. 
 
But if we allow Him to, God can put a healing balm on that wound.  He can heal you from the inside out and He can do it in such a way that there won't be any trace of a scar.  Just let it go, give it up to Him, and let Him work His miracle in your life.
 
Won't you allow Him to heal you today?