You Hurt When You Heal
I hurt my lip. All my dermatologist friends will cringe if they read this. I was at the beach for an early spring outing with my children and even bought sunscreen on the way. But I forgot to tend to my lips.
With that, a huge swelling sore came up and it was not pretty. After caring for it for 2 weeks, it has finally gone down to a manageable red spot. Still tender, I got to thinking about how awesome healing is. But you hurt when you heal.
I am not a medical doctor, however it’s been my experience that wounds heal from the inside out, like my lip. And wounds, as it turns out, hurt. One time I fell and hurt my knee; my pride was more bruised than my leg. I was embarrassed and hopped up, determined to keep from anymore than a moment of shame. Sometimes, you are ashamed when you heal.
I have had times in my life when I felt hurt, sad, and alone. This takes healing also. And I believe you heal from the inside-out here as well. You may be hurting from something minor, like a sunburned lip, or you may be hurting from horrible illness, an accident, or even the death of a loved one.
Here are a few things to remember in your healing time:
- Give yourself (unapologetically) time to heal.
- Get in God’s Word for comfort in healing.
- Seek council of your pastor or friends that care (when you’re ready) and let them help.
- Remember that God provides the healing both for body and soul.
- God is in control. He does provide Doctors and Nurses but ultimately, He may heal to Heaven.
You hurt when you heal, and healing takes time. We are restored by the power of God. There is no healing without Him.
“Why art thou cast down, O my soul? And why art thou disquieted within me? Hope thou in God; for I shall yet praise Him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.” Psalms 42: 11 (KJV)