SO HOW DO WE OVERCOME?

by Dr. Karen Colvin on March 15, 2019

in Word of the Week

So how do we overcome in Christ?  We have been wounded, our hearts are aching, and we are disabled.  God is ever teaching us and giving us examples to show us His ways.  Jesus often used parables or earthly stories to teach us the things of God. Similarly, as we look at how our physical wounds heal, we see an example of how our emotional and spiritual wounds must also heal. – Sessions in Pain, pg. 209

AUTHORS COMMENTS: When a wound is deep it must be pack with sterile/clean gauze as the new tissue grows in. If this is not done, if an empty space is left unfilled, infection will set in and grow in that empty space and eventually seed the bloodstream and infect the whole body. The same is true for emotional and spiritual wounds. They must packed with prayer (honest, tear drenched prayer) before a Holy, forgiving, and loving God, if it is to heal with new healthy tissue. One of our greatest example of this is King David who cried:

My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When can I go and meet with God?
My tears have been my food day and night, while people say to me all day long,
 “Where is your God?”Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me?  Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God (Psalm 43: 2-3, 5 NIV).

 

 

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