Wednesday, March 20, 2013

{Repost from 2012}

We are all broken.  The hurtful words.  The terrible actions.  The betrayal. The one that was supposed to love us, rejects us.  The one who was to save us leaves us hanging.  The pain cracks us....creates shards.  Sharp shards.  So we break, and we hurt.  We hurt.  Then we hurt others.

A shard can't help but create a wound if another gets too close.  We are sharp because we are broken.  And those that get close to us are bound to bleed. So what do we do to stop the pain?  The pain we wrestle with deep inside and the pain we inflict on others.  We look to the One who can soften our sharp edges...

He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.  Psalm 147:3

He binds our wounds. He wraps our pain, our sharp shards.  Not only to heal us, but to make us softer so that we will not rip others to shreds.  Will we hold still and know that He is God and that He heals?  Will we sit quietly waiting for His expert hands to put us back together?  Because if He binds us...wraps us when we are falling apart we are less likely to bleed out.  We are less likely to make others run red with heartache.

When we brush up against the shards of another.  Can we step back and realize that yes, they hurt us...but only because they hurt? Can we take our eyes off our wound long enough to glance at the wound of the other, sharp as she may be?

Can we rest in the assurance that the One that loves us will never reject us?  That the One who saves us will never leave us hanging?

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