Like the lame needs to be made strong

Featuring Dennis Jernigan Posted on January 30, 2010

“…Like the lame needs to be made strong…”

As I look back on my life and the things the Lord has brought me through, I can see times where I actually felt comfort in my pain. What I mean is this: having felt rejected and unlovable for so long, I came to expect to be rejected and somehow found a weird sense of stability in it! The only problem was that my pain was never dealt with. Pain is the body’s way of saying ‘there’s something wrong here’. Emotional pain is no different. For pain to be dealt with the physician must get to the root cause of said pain. Only then will true healing come. In a sense, I also used the expectation of rejection and my subsequent ‘see, I told you I was not worth loving’ attitude as a strange sort of self-medication. How hopeless is that? We all have weaknesses that need the touch of healing and the balm of God’s medicating presence. We must first get honest and admit they are there. Only then can true healing begin.

Take some time today to allow the Holy Spirit to examine your soul to see if there are any areas where healing may be needed. Do not be afraid to be honest…and be quick to let Him at the root and quick to receive His remedy.
As for me, I said,
"O LORD, be gracious to me;
Heal my soul, for I have sinned against You."

Psalm 41:4 NASB