First Aid

Posted on September 7, 2020 by Catey Stover in Victory Call

I went for a walk which turned into taking a tumble over my sandal. After hitting the palms of my hands, my foot, and my knee on the pavement, I got up as fast as I could. I quickly looked around to see who saw me and was grateful no one seemed to witness my fall. When I got home I showed my husband the mess and I cleaned up as best I could. My knee was not looking so good a few days later. I could see that there was some infection in the wound. I knew that the next step was getting rid of the infection and it was going to hurt even more. If only I had done a better job in the first place, there would be no infection and I’d be healing up just fine.

It is easy for our wounds to become infected whether physical, emotional, or spiritual. Sometimes we need to be brave and take care of things right away. Other times we’ve let things fester and we need even more courage to clean out what has settled in underneath. When even the typical “first aid” doesn’t help, well, then it’s time to take more drastic measures.

Today, what has you feeling sore? What needs to be washed even though it may sting for a while? Maybe a recent wound needed a little first aid and healed up quickly.  Perhaps you have just noticed the infection that has built up around that wound. Today is the time to begin to care for those minor and major cuts and bruises. We have a great Physician in whom we can turn. He will be gentle with you but it might hurt a bit. Healing is the end result of taking our wounds to Him. God alone can bring the desired result and recovery.

“Lord my God, I called to you for help, and you healed me.” — Psalm 30:2.



Written by Kathy Withers: Kathy Withers is on staff at America’s Keswick and serves as Director of Partner Care. Kathy has been married to her husband Dave for 30 years. They have two adult children. Kathy is active in her local Church and teaches a Bible Study for women. Her passion is to encourage women to deepen their walk with Jesus Christ by finding and living out the truths of God’s Word.

Think About This: “God will not turn away from doing you good. He will keep on doing good. He doesn’t do good to His children sometimes and bad to them other times. He keeps on doing good and He never will stop doing good for ten thousand ages of ages. When things are going bad that does not mean God has stopped doing good. It means He is shifting things around to get them in place for more good, if you will go on loving Him..” -John Piper

The Daily Bible Reading: Hosea 4-7| You can download our 2020 Daily Bible Reading Plan by clicking here. 

This Week’s Verse to Memorize: 18 For Christ also suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive by the Spirit           -1 Peter 3:18

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the doctrinal and theological views held by America’s Keswick.

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