It takes time for the healing process to become apparent to the eye. When a wound is inflicted, the body responds immediately to the crisis but the results are not yet visible. God’s response to wounded emotions, broken hearts and hurt feelings are not always obvious. While the casual observer is unaware of the healing process, I am intimately aware of the guidance and support He provides during the critical rebuilding phase. “Praise ye the Lord…He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds” (Psalm 147:1,3 in the King James Version of the Holy Bible).
Prayer: Lovingly and patiently You restore the broken pieces of my life. Thank You, Lord Jesus!
Devotion by Julie Long
If you have suffered from the actions of someone in your past or in your present circumstance, then you may ask ‘How could they?’ ‘How could they have betrayed me? How could they have abused me? How could they have ______?’ (you fill in the blank). There are no easy answers and no easy solutions to such emotional wounding. And yet, we read in John 10:10 from the Holy Bible, King James Version,
“The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I (JESUS) am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.”
He died on the cross because…He knew they would betray and abuse you.
Prayer: Jesus, thank you for the blood you shed on the cross so that my emotional wounds can be healed. Where there is hatred, put love. Where there is confusion, put peace. Where there is bitterness, put forgiveness. Amen.
Devotion by Debbie Simler-Goff