Feeling a bit confined today as I am supposed to be off my foot except for absolute necessity….
and I am missing my very attentive nurse who kept ice going around the clock and arranged pillows and encouraged me….
but I am surrounded by my books and projects and internet access…and prayers from friends and family so….best day ever <3
The surgery went well I guess because I woke up with a small cast and smiling faces around me.
The x-ray showed a normal foot again…without all the creative bumps and blobs of things being where they shouldn’t be and that was a beautiful thing to see.
And so here is my thought for you today.
My foot is nestled in a small plaster case and wrapped in protective gauze.
The nurse covered it with a white sock-like thing and then she put a band of tape around the top in case I get curious and want to look at my toes or something…the tape is there to remind me to leave it alone until I go back to see the physician.
So we wait for the healing.
God tells me in his word that Jesus Christ heals the broken hearted and binds up their wounds.
Psalm 147:3 He heals the broken hearted and bandages their wounds. NLT
In the same way that my foot had to be “broken” to be fixed, there are times when our hearts must be broken from old injuries so that they can be repaired in a proper fashion.
Restored to how they were meant to be before life here on earth…our own bent toward sin and self-direction…other’s sins….damaged them.
But God allows things to break those ill-shaped hearts…
and then He Himself takes up the bindings of love and grace and mercy.
With nail-scarred hands that have walked through ALL the sin of the world and overcame it ALL…
He takes up the balm of healing and sacrificial forgiveness…
He wraps our hurting hearts up in bindings of love and mercy…
He covers them with GRACE.
And He waits with us as the healing takes place.
Trust in Him…
He KNOWS what He is doing.
I pray today where old crooked places have set improperly in our hearts, that we each would yield to the Lord.
I pray we will allow Him to break our heart as only He can.
I pray we will be patient to let Him finish His work…to not peek under the bandages, but to rest in Him.
I pray for us all to be made complete and healed and whole again…the way He intended us to be.
God bless you, each one of you, in the Name of Jesus Christ our LORD and Savior <3