Difficult Wounds



“Then they asked him, “Who is the Man who said to you, ‘Take up your bed and walk’?” But the one who was healed did not know who it was, for Jesus had withdrawn, a multitude being in that place. Afterward Jesus found him in the temple, and said to him, “See, you have been made well. Sin no more, lest a worse thing come upon you.””

John 5:12-14 NKJV

After knocking the skin off my knuckles a few days ago, I was trying to decide how to cover the scrapes to keep anything else from getting in the open wound and without wasting a bandaid due to the difficult location. I soon found that it was a waste of time to use a bandaid. I tried various ways to cover it but nothing seemed to stay in place long enough to be effective. I wonder how many times we use Jesus as a bandaid trying to get Him to cover or take care of our difficult wounds. We sat as if we have relationship with Him, and use Him as a cover from what is truly going on in our lives. We even use prayer as a bandaid, so that we don’t have to really deal with the problem or take action to what God has already instructed us to do previously. We try to cover things up by saying we are praying about it. Or even asking others to pray for us while we continue in the same behavior. Neither Jesus nor prayer should be your bandaid. Jesus came to completely heal your wounds, He didn’t come to cover them up. Stop using Him as a bandaid for things that you need to have courage enough to let him deal with completely. Stop covering up the difficult wounds and let Him speak life to them.

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