Posts Tagged ‘wound’

Wounds can cause severe pain. When they start to heal the pain normally tends to subside. However that is normally only true for physical wounds.

Not everyone suffers severe physical wounds during their lifetime, but everyone suffers severe emotional or psychological trauma during their lifetime. Its those wounds which often never really heal – The severe pain may dull over time, but the emotional distress or trauma never really goes away.

Many physical wounds or the consequences of them can be seen by others in the way someone walks or moves. However emotional wounds are often not visible to others, and often not even known by others. We can all be good at putting on our public face, and ‘hiding’ how we really feel from others. In doing so that can often stop our emotional wounds from healing, as often sharing our pain or wounds with others, can help us – It never stops the wounds from hurting, but just knowing someone else knows how we feels, and cares about us, can be enough to help our emotional wounds heal just a little bit.

Healing rain! That sounds ridiculous doesn’t it, but it is true, there is such a thing as healing rain – It’s not physical rain, but a way of describing the pouring out of God’s love for each one of us, so that we are soaked in His love.

One of my favourite songs is Michael W Smith‘s Healing Rain. and it reminds us of God’s love raining down on us.

Healing rain is coming down
It’s coming closer to the lost and found
Tears of joy, and tears of shame
Are washed forever in Jesus’ name

As I said in yesterday’s blog, life can sometimes make us feel like we’re getting soaked by difficult life events. That’s why I think I like this song because even when we’re hurting physically or emotionally, it reminds us that if we let God’s love pour over us He can heal all our wounds.

Less Like Scars by Sara Groves

It’s been a hard year
But I’m climbing out of the rubble
These lessons are hard
Healing changes are subtle
But every day it’s

Less like tearing, more like building
Less like captive, more like willing
Less like breakdown, more like surrender
Less like haunting, more like remember

And I feel you here
And you’re picking up the pieces
Forever faithful
It seemed out of my hands, a bad situation
But you are able
And in your hands the pain and hurt
Look less like scars and more like character

Less like a prison, more like my room
It’s less like a casket, more like a womb
Less like dying, more like transcending
Less like fear, less like an ending

And I feel you here
And you’re picking up the pieces
Forever faithful
It seemed out of my hands, a bad situation
But you are able
And in your hands the pain and hurt
Look less like scars

Just a little while ago
I couldn’t feel the power or the hope
I couldn’t cope, I couldn’t feel a thing
Just a little while back
I was desperate, broken, laid out, hoping
You would come

And I need you
And I want you here
And I feel you

And I know you’re here
And you’re picking up the pieces
Forever faithful
It seemed out of my hands, a bad, bad situation
But you are able

And in your hands the pain and hurt
 Look less like scars [x3]

And more like character

Yes, as the above song says, it’s been a tough year for me. Having said that, it is getting a little easier, although I most definitely still have some very tough days, when I feel as if my world has fallen apart, not just because of the death of both my Dad and my Aunt Mae, but also because other events and developments this year.

What keeps me going? Sometimes, if I’m honest, I don’t really know what gets me through each day. Other times I am sure it’s because of those around me. I know that know matter what kind of day I’m having, and what kind of challenges I’m facing, God is with me and helping me, and help to heal my wounds.

If your life seems full of open wounds, turn to God, He can help heal your wounds.

Come, let us return to the Lord…he will heal us…he will bind up our woundsHosea 6:1

The above verse from scripture is not just referring to our physical wounds, but our emotional and spiritual wounds too.

Sometimes, we can find that it’s the emotional hurts that cause us the deepest of wounds. Sometimes, our physical wounds become invisible long before our emotional scars.

Sometimes it may even be spiritual scars which are the hardest to heal. e.g. We may feel God deserted us when we needed Him most.

God can and will heal your ever wound, but He will leave the scars. Why? Point of Grace explain perfectly in their song Heal the Wounds:

Heal the wound but leave the scar
A reminder of how merciful You are
I am broken, torn apart
Take the pieces of this heart
And heal the wound but leave the scar

So there’s only one way to heal all your wounds, turn to God, or if you’ve previously turn away rom Him, re-turn to Him, He can heal all your wounds.

When we take about wounds, I personally tend to think of soldiers and their battle scars. However soldiers are far from being the only people who have “battle-scars” – Yes, it’s true the majority of us have never fought in a war or conflict, however I’m sure we’ve all had our fair share of battle-scars, maybe just a few of us with physical scars, but I’m sure we’ve all got loads of emotional scars.

Think about some of your own scars, I’m sure regardless of whether you are thinking about a physical or an emotional scar, they were very painful at the time you received them…and I’m sure some of them are still very raw and painful even now.

Imagine you had never received any of those scars, would your life still be the same today?

I’m sure that if I hadn’t experienced the physical and emotional scars I carry today, my life would be very different – I think if your honest, you’d agree with me on this one.

Every experience we go through, physical and emotional, makes us the person we are today. Every experience we go through builds or breaks our faith in God. I pray that your life experiences have brought you closer to God. If they haven’t, give God another chance, as He can make your every experience a God-filled one.

The last few days I’ve been talking about healing, and how God can heal us.

Psalm 147:2-4 (NIV)

The LORD builds up Jerusalem; he gathers the exiles of Israel. He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. He determines the number of the stars    and calls them each by name.

When we’re ill or unwell, we rely on doctors and other medical professionals to determine what’s wrong with us, and make us better. However sometimes even the experiences medical professionals are unable to find a cause of the illness or maybe they’re unable to cure you, what then? We pray for healing!

That does not mean that we should pray for healing only as a last resort. Far from it, we should pray to God for healing even when we’re first unwell. All our prayers to God should not be a “last resort”, they should be because we have faith in God during all of life’s events, and trust that whatever situation we find ourself in, God will provide for us.

No matter what “wounds” we may have, God can help heal them, physical or emotional, recent or long-standing, so take all your wounds to Him in prayer.

Broken Heart

Posted: October 26, 2009 in life, love, religion
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GOD can do wonders with a broken heart, if you give Him all the pieces.

Psalm 25:17-18
The troubles of my heart have multiplied;
free me from my anguish.
Look upon my affliction and my distress
and take away all my sins.

No matter how desperate you feel or how low you feel, don’t give up, instead give it all to God.
God can do all things and can heal all wounds.

Psalm 40:12-13
For troubles without number surround me;
my sins have overtaken me, and I cannot see.
They are more than the hairs of my head,
and my heart fails within me.
Be pleased, O Lord, to save me;
O Lord, come quickly to help me.

I Give You My Heart performed by Hillsong:

Heal the Wound

Posted: May 18, 2009 in life, religion
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How many scars do you have from falls/accidents you’ve had during your lifetime? I think most of us have at least one scar somewhere on our body.

Scars remind us of past deeds/actions that have caused us physical pain. I’m sure for each scar you have, you are can remember exactly how you got it. Are your scars visible? Visible scars remind others of our past pain while hidden scars are there only to remind us.

But scars can be mental/emotional as well as physical. The difference being that our emotional scars are usually much harder for others to see. How do you feel when you aren’t in control of your emotions or when you’ve been deeply hurt or upset? If you’re anything like me you will do everything you can to stop others from seeing your emotional scars. I find it very difficult to show others my emotions, and therefore feel embarassed and scared when my emotions take over and I find myself in tears.

All our physical and emotional scars have happened for a reason, God’s reason. We may not know why God let us suffer so badly, but He wouldn’t have put us in that situation if He hadn’t thought we could handle it, with His help of course!

Every event we experience during our lives, helps make us into the kind of person we are today. We may have suffered a loss of faith, said or done things which have ended long standing relationships or been deeply hurt by the words or actions of others, all of which may have had a lasting impact on our lifes, sometimes making us feel ashamed of what we’ve said/done.

Whatever our emotional and physical scars, God knows about each of them, and has used them each to shape our lives. God knows us and is willing and ready to forgive us of all our sins, big or small, recent or long standing. He will lift our pain and shame from our shoulders and use it to make us stronger.

Let God heal your wounds.



Heal The Wound (by Point of Grace)

I used to wish that I could rewrite historyI used to dream that each mistake could be erased
Then I could just pretend
I never knew the me back then

I used to pray that You would take this shame awayHide all the evidence of who I’ve been
But it’s the memory of
The place You brought me from
That keeps me on my knees
And even though I’m free

Heal the wound but leave the scar
A reminder of how merciful You are
I am broken, torn apart
Take the pieces of this heart
And heal the wound but leave the scar

I have not lived a life that boasts of anything
I don’t take pride in what I bring
But I’ll build an altar with
The rubble that You’ve found me in
And every stone will sing
Of what You can redeem

Heal the wound but leave the scar
A reminder of how merciful You are
I am broken, torn apart
Take the pieces of this heart
And heal the wound but leave the scar

Don’t let me forget
Everything You’ve done for me
Don’t let me forget
The beauty in the suffering

Heal the wound but leave the scar
A reminder of how merciful You are
I am broken, torn apart
Take the pieces of this heart
And heal the wound but leave the scar