As They Went, They Were Cleansed
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