Recently I was made to realize how fragile life is. I attended two family gatherings back to back. One was my natural family and one was my spiritual family. In both cases, I was able to witness severe hurts; hurts that penetrated deep into the soul. These were hurts that could destroy permanently or make for a springboard to a life call of healing the wounded. These were hurts that can cause extreme bitterness and subsequent physical, emotional and spiritual breakdown or a humility that leads to certain depth of character, wisdom and growth.
Which will be chosen? It’s up to us, really. We can tell ourselves lies based on one incident the rest of our lives or we can speak the truth of God’s word and His life-giving Spirit over ourselves. Many choose the former and visit their doctor regularly with migraines, stomach issues, sleeplessness, nervous conditions, blood pressure issues, etc. While the latter can walk through healing step-by-step as the Holy Spirit leads. There is no better Counselor (Is. 9:6; John 14:16, 26), no better Healer than this One. For you see, “In all their distress he too was distressed…” (Is. 63:9)