Daily Devotional – 10/6/15 “Using the wrong aid!”

You’re wondering why you can’t heal from what ails you … maybe it’s because you’re using the wrong aid! I mean, think about it; would you reuse a dirty band-aid? Wouldn’t you be mad if you had surgery and the doctor reused thread to stitch you up or reused gauze to dress your wounds? Wouldn’t you be mad if you found out the dentist was reusing water to clean out your mouth? Then why are you still trying to reuse the same old stuff to heal? You’re crying about a broken heart yet you’re crying to the one who broke it. How can you heal when they keep taking a piece of you every time they leave and you keep letting them? You keep saying you want to be healed from your addiction but you’re still hanging around those who feed said addiction. How can you break your addiction to weed, if you’re best friends with the weed man? How can you get over your addiction to alcohol when you got the key to the liquor store? You say you want to be healed spiritually yet you keep letting folk talk you out of church. “Girl, you know they just want your money,” “Why you going to that church, they only got a few members?” “Why you drive all the way there for church?” “Man, don’t you know football is on?” Baby, you’d better pull off that used stuff so you can heal.

It’s time now that you stopped looking for aid in stuff and folk and start looking for the aid that never goes wrong, never gets old and never hurts. At some point in your life, you need to change from crying out in hurt, why me, to now crying out in prayer like Jeremiah 17:14, “Heal me, LORD, and I will be healed; save me and I will be saved, for you are the one I praise.” For the bible says in Psalm 147:3, “He heals the brokenhearted and bandages their wounds.” At some point and time beloved, you need to realize the pain you’re experiencing is self-inflicted and it can stop if you want it too. Yes, accept their apology, forgive and forget but don’t keep going back to the same hurt if they aren’t willing to change because then the apology becomes like that band-aid; old, worn out and useless for healing. Continuing to accept hurt and apologies from someone who repeatedly hurts you is like trying to fix glass that has been shattered. You’ll probably end up with more cuts and more band aids and in the end, it and you will still be broken. Throw it out (along with the glass). You can’t heal because you’re using the wrong aid!

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