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.