A rapid rip or a slow steady peel? What category do you fall into when removing a band-aid from your wound? Do you grab ahold of the edge and pry away the sticky surface as fast as possible, or do you prolong the separation from skin to plastic severing with an ever-gentle touch allowing the fine hairs to pull away on an individual basis? My method? It depends on the location of the wound. I believe God has the same perspective.
Sometimes our wound is at the surface, so minimal we hardly notice it’s effect on our lives, yet God does. He sees our iniquities that need repair. At times he may thrust open an ancient wound exposing us to the past pain and hurt in desperation for restoration.
“He pours out my gall on the ground. He breaks me with wound upon wound; He runs at me like a warrior.” (Job 16: 13-14)
Other times he wraps His arms around us and begins scouring to keep the wound from festering and poisoning our bodies.
“So he went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine, and he set him on his own animal, brought him to an inn, and took care of him. (Luke 10:34)
Some of our abrasions are deep within haunting us from long ago choices.
“My wounds are foul and festering because of my foolishness.”(Psalm 38:5)
However rapid or delayed the exposure may come, God has only one key intention, to reconstruct us from who we once were to what He is making us to be.
“He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.” (Psalm 147:3)
Whatever your hurt, brokenness, and fears may strive to be, God knows. He understands what it means to be wounded.
“He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities…And by His stripes we are healed.” (Isaiah 53:5)
Allow Him to expose your deepest hurts so that you may be healed.