Time Does Not Heal All Wounds

“There is a well-treasured saying that even Christians take comfort from during times of duress and tragedy, “Time heals all wounds.” 
May I just tell you loudly – I OBJECT!! Time has no inherent healing power. Only God has healing power! I know women who are just as bitter and angry today as they were ten years ago. Time hasn’t healed their souls. I know women who are playing the blame game louder today than they were 30 years ago. Time has not healed these exhausted, hoarse women. 
Only Jesus has healing power and so if you have a broken heart and long for comfort, then you must burrow into His presence where miracles happen not because of time, but because of Him. Are you allowing the nurturing closeness that He gives especially to the brokenhearted to heal your heart today? 
No one can mend a broken heart but the Lord. Other people’s words will encourage you and bring a measure of healing but the ultimate healing is always from the Lord. Kind deeds and gestures may remove the sting from a broken heart, but nothing and no one other than the Lord can place that crowning healing touch on your life. He has the power, love and divine skill to actually cure you from the extraordinary pain that you are going through. 
God is able to restore your soul and perform a spiritual heart transplant if that is what it takes to move you into health and hope again. This seems impossible when you have a broken heart but it is not impossible to God! The will of God is always restoration and healing. 
We can easily understand the concept that the Holy Spirit is endeavoring to communicate through the psalmist in the phrase, ” – and binds up their wounds.” The word picture that is being painted through the Hebrew language is the beautiful illustration of a tailor gently mending and sewing together that which was torn apart. If you have a broken heart, friend, I know Someone who has the expert skills to easily and perfectly mend it. Not only is He able to repair your broken heart, but He has the desire to do it.”
From Carol McLeod’s Devotional, Holy Emotions – Biblical Responses to Every Challenge

5 Comments Add yours

  1. naomikimmi says:

    Amen sister!
    I’ve been going through a painful time of reopening old wounds and have finally started learning how to truly commit them to Christ, not in the form of shallow prayer, but with life changing commitment.
    Thank you for sharing this, as always! I hope and pray that you are finding peace in Christ’s love as well ❤️

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    1. Patricia Marks says:

      Yes same here–Thank you so much for sharing how you are healing! Yes I am finding peace as well. I didn’t write this, but it was too good not to share.

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  2. naomikimmi says:

    Well, I am very glad that you shared it, because it definitely was something I needed. Your blog is such a blessing, keep up the great work!

    Like

    1. Patricia Marks says:

      Thank you so much! 🙂

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  3. Beth L Olson says:

    So good. Sometimes it’s so painful to go through the healing process that we like to think time will take care of it for us. It’s just not true.

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