-As They Went, They Were Cleansed

Some things we experience leave lasting impressions.

As They Went, They Were Cleansed

By Katrina Mitchell

Some things we experience leave lasting impressions.

Impressions are like residue, sometimes leaving one lingering

statement, “the devil wuz here.” Unhealed, unresolved wounds

can lead to bitterness and cause new friendships and

relationships to go sour. These wounds can be identified by the

way we handle and treat others. Different hurts cause some to

jump in and out of relationships in an effort to forget or

pacify their pain. Later they find out that some wounds need

more than a band-aid, they need cleansing and stitching to heal

properly. Relationship hopping is not a resolution, this only

causes us to afflict and contaminate others. If someone runs

into your arms and they are bleeding, it’s inevitable that they

bleed on you. Think about it, have you ever scraped or

wounded your self and didn’t realize you were bleeding until you

saw blood? Some times we don’t realize the impact something has

had on our spirit because we survived; it didn’t destroy us.

Some of us cry when we are wounded; some of us don’t, but that

does not mean there is not a wound. Every wound must be healed;

if not, the pain will lie dormant until pressure forces it to

resurface in unseemly ways. It’s imperative we allow God to

heal us and deep wounds do not heal overnight. Some things heal

in time, as we continue our journey, this is why we should hold

on to God and not give up. We must ask the Lord to heal us of

our wounds; He will heal us in His time and His season. Denial

of our hurts or the way we feel about those who hurt us will not

make it go away. Being honest with God about how we feel about

our pain and those that inflicted the pain, no matter how ugly

or unspiritual, positions us for healing.
Luke 17: 12-14 (KJV)

And as he entered into a certain village, there met him ten men that were lepers, which stood afar off:

And they lifted up their voices, and said, Jesus, Master, have mercy on us.

And when he saw them, he said unto them, Go shew yourselves unto the priests. And it came to pass, that, as they went, they were cleansed.

Copyright 2008, Katrina L Mitchell

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