FOR I WILL RESTORE HEALTH UNTO THEE, AND I WILL HEAL THEE OF THY WOUNDS, SAITH THE LORD, BECAUSE THEY CALLED THEE AN OUTCAST, SAYING THIS IS ZION, WHOM NO MAN SEEKETH AFTER. JEREMIAH 30:17 KJV.
What a beautiful promise, from God. Thank you Lord, I sure feel like I can relate to this. So I will receive that.
Spiritual wounds, emotional wounds, we can get them. We can even get them after we have been saved. By our Lord, Jesus. But He is not the one who wounds us.
Wounds from people, family, friends.
These wounds sometimes, do not manifest themselves right away, but something can trigger a wound, to be exposed, and the bleeding starts all over again.
I have dealt with emotional wounds, myself, and I have had some wounds open up again. Where, I just seem to really be my own worse enemy.
WOE IS ME FOR MY HURT! MY WOUND IS GRIEVIOUS; BUT I SAID TRULY THIS IS A GRIEF, AND I MUST BEAR IT. JEREMIAH 10:19 KJV.
It sometimes is a learned behavior sometimes, and well, we really do have to look at our Lord, for guidance in these matters. We have to see, what we are doing.
For me, I am a warrior. In a lot of ways, but I have to be so careful about that, because it is not healthy always to be in that mode. Things sometimes have triggered that in me, and many friends, or people do not understand that, so they keep their distance, and yet I sure could use a good friend now and then.
But at this point, lately friends seem to elude me. I have lost a lot of friends lately, who do not want anything to do with me. I don’t blame them. I respect people, in the sense, that I don’t chase them either. But that has wounded me.
ALL MY INWARD FRIENDS ABHORRED ME: AND THEY WHOM I LOVED ARE TURNED AGAINST ME. JOB 19:19 KJV
See, I try to offer grace with their own wounds. But when grace is not extended to me, I can let go. Yet, I have to study myself, and I have to see, where I have gone wrong. And I know sometimes, I can see, that I am not flexible. I have made mistakes in friendship. Being too blunt. And yes being blunt can hurt others. Though, that was not my intention. So I repent. But when you believe in something, like I do in God, I cannot compromise that. So, it makes me lose friends.
TO HIM THAT IS AFFLICTED PITY SHOULD BE SHEWED FROM HIS FRIEND; BUT HE FORSAKETH THE FEAR OF THE ALMIGHTY. JOB 6:14 KJV
So, I rely on God, He is my greatest friend. In fear of God. But I do pray for these friends, who have seemed to have walked away from me.
AND THE LORD TURNED THE CAPTIVITY OF JOB, WHEN HE PRAYED FOR HIS FRIENDS: ALSO THE LORD GAVE JOB TWICE AS MUCH AS HE HAD BEFORE. JOB 42:10 KJV.
I have learned, sometimes God will use people, to help us, heal our wounds. But sometimes, its best, to keep your distance as well from toxic people, or people, who do not understand, you’re calling, you, or your own wounds.
When I was younger, and I had walked away from God, those were the toughest years of my life, because I did not have God in my life. People don’t understand, when they choose to eliminate God from their life, they are actually choosing, to let the enemy in. His goal, is to kill, steal, and destroy. He wants to wound you. He wants to stop the plan God has in your life. He wants to distract you.
We have to see, God did not intend that to be. He intended for us, to rely on Him, to have a life abundantly, we must do things His way. His ways, are not meant to control us, or for him to fence us in. But when you seek Him, in obedience, it does go well. He gives us a choice. He is a gentleman, He does not make us do anything. But you have to choose Him.
I just want to encourage you to seek God. Truly seek Him. Stop, look at what you are doing to yourself. Don’t let old habits in. I am writing this for myself as well today.
I feel wounded lately. As an American, a Patriot, I have felt the need to fight. There are things going on in our nation right now with this wall, that is causing me to fight. To fight for our country, for truth, for hypocrisy, to go away, and yet, I have to pray more. I hate seeing people be so mean. To our President, to others, and I hate seeing division. So I have been fighting. My goodness, though, it seems to bring out the worse in me lately.
My wounds, my own personal struggles, seem to be getting in the way, and I realize only God can take care of myself, and our country.
When I realized, I needed God a few years back. I cried out to Him. He came to me. I sensed, the Lord, binding my feet, putting me on His shoulder. So I could get to know Him. To hear His voice. I sensed Him, taking salve, and putting it on my wounds. Cleaning the wounds.
Now this is something I want you to take to heart. But He reminded me, that my problems happened, because I had walked away. Not because He left me. It was as if, He was teaching me the lesson, to never do that again. And I will not. We are like little lambs, we can wander off, but I realize for me, I will never and can never leave His side.
There is an enemy. Who wants to distract you. To take your eyes off of Jesus. To look at your wounds. Instead of God. Then you could have a pity party, and that’s not healthy, or good for you. Because you will be in that party all by yourself.
We may not always understand. But we have to do our part in obeying God. Seeking Him. Departing from things, people, that may not always have that sense of who God is, and let not their toxicity get in you. Especially in those wounds that are open. See the enemy will use people, even people you love.
It becomes a wound. If you are not aware of it. I sense this for me, anyway.
I must stay close to my Lord. And maybe someday, like even today, I can let the Lord heal my wounds, and I can stay close to Him, and really see myself bear fruit for Him, in love as well.
I just want to encourage you. I know, Gods ways are not our ways. And sometimes, we say and think, if God loved me, why do I go through these things?
Because friend, in these times, we are tested, we can also grow, we can also change to understand, why and who He is, and sometimes, if we are not “wounded” we cannot become who we are meant to be by Him. He prunes us. He corrects us. Whom He loves, He corrects. He loves me. But sometimes it hurts.
He loves you too.
God bless you, I pray your wounds, are healed. In Jesus name. Amen.