Another empty roll of parchment paper to discard. So I did. But not without injury. 🙂 Not much of a cut but I know it’s there on the left side of my left thumb as I turn it to look. Always something to give thanks about – it wasn’t my right.
And today I noticed it is beginning to heal; another thanks. And I noticed it is healing from the inside out. I can still make a gap in the surface skin but inside it looks better, like it’s coming together.
I think true medical science will bear out that we are designed to heal from the inside out. Sure putting a band-aide on the outside is of some benefit; it shields the wound from further injury and dirt. But without the inner workings of our cells to heal, our injuries and illnesses remain.
It works that way in the Spirit too. We heal from the inside out. Sure good works, changed habits, a friend’s encouragement and accountability helps; they shield the wound from further injury and dirt; but, only the working of the HOLY SPIRIT within the heart of man (woman) will heal the broken, wounded soul.
Truth is all we Christians are a bunch of broken, wounded souls in varying degrees of healing. Odd until you think about it, a soul can have a completely healed wound with only a precious scar remaining and at the same time have another gaping, seeping wound. You know why? Each injury, each wound has its own healing time and most often each healing comes in portion to the time we have submitted that gaping, seeping, hurting, ugly, nasty wound to the GREAT PHYSICIAN, taking every bitter pill He prescribes to be applied to the heart for our healing.
Yes. We heal from the inside out – inside and out.
Jeremiah 8:22 Is there no balm in Gilead; is there no physician there? why then is not the health of the daughter of my people recovered?
It’s a bitter pill to dispense and a bitter pill to take. There is a Balm in Gilead and we are only soul-sick because we have refused to be healed.
From Jeremiah 8:22 I read on, if you would like to do the same, click HERE. I highly recommend the CJB version for its bold clarity.
ABBA, thank You for Jeremiah; for the WORD You have given us there; I pray to learn it and teach it in YESHUA’s name. And, ABBA, I pray for the sick, that we will be healed, spiritually and physically; and I pray HOLY SPIRIT that You will revive the Church, bring Peace to Israel and repentance and salvation to America.
Day 120 of 2014, praying for revival in the Body of CHRIST.
Kathie Whitestone Thompson
Follower of Christ. Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother. Some call me a teacher. Some say I'm a prayer warrior. A few accredit me with some writing skills. Me? I say I'm a work in slow progress, looking for perfection in eternity and until then having all the holy fun I know how.