It made me think of how many times in my life, I tried to soothe my pain...with something that didn't do me any good at all. It never stopped the pain. It never fixed what was wrong. It never healed the infection growing inside of me. It only stopped it up for a little while, until it grew so big that it would burst right out of me. I'm speaking of emotional pain. One of the worst pains that a human can experience. It effects your heart, your mind, your actions, your spirit and your soul. It consumes you...leaving you infected from the inside out. I've done this countless times, using something artificial to fix my hurt. Only covering up the pain...one raisin at a time.
The only true antibiotic for emotional pain is love. The Bible says in I Peter 4:8 that "Love covers a multitude of sins". That's where emotional pain comes from, a sin committed against you, or a sin that you committed against yourself. That pure, healing love can only come from one place...Jesus Christ. He is the ultimate fix for any pain you and I may be feeling. Drugs won't fix it. Alcohol won't fix it. Promiscuity won't fix it. Anger and hatred won't fix it. Isolation from others won't fix it. Ignoring it...won't fix it. These are all just a hand full of raisins that will only cause your life to become more infected. But, grabbing all of your pain into your arms, and walking towards Jesus, and laying them at His feet...will bring you healing. If you trust HIM enough to give HIM your pain, HE will remove it bit by bit. Leaving you with a healing like nothing on earth can. Miraculous healing. Lasting healing. Permanent healing. Loving healing. And eventually HE will cause that pain to fade from your memory, only popping up here and there to remind you where HE brought you from. John 10:10 says, "He came so that we may have life and have it more abundantly". Abundance means "plenty", "more than enough". HE wants to give us a life of freedom from pain and with an abundance of love and healing from HIM!
I invite you today...to surrender your pain over to the Healer...Jesus. Cry out to God so your healing can begin. Allow HIM to come into your life and irrigate your heart, your circumstance, and your pain...and bring peace and joy everlasting! There aren't enough "raisins" in this world to soothe you like HE can.
Psalm 91:2 He is my refuge, my place of safety, he is my God, and I trust him.
Exodus 15:26...I am the Lord, who heals you.
Psalms 119:169 May my cry come before you, O Lord; give me understanding according to your wisdom.
Psalm 40:2 He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire, he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand.
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