Posted: March 08, 2017
I’ve had my fair share of injuries and surgeries in my thirty years of life.
My left knee has been the main offender, needing five surgeries over the course of ten years to function properly.
When I was 10 years old, the first injury to my knee occurred while doing gymnastics. The doctors couldn’t find a significant problem on x-ray, so after a little time off, I went back to doing gymnastics on my knee. But because my knee injury wasn’t treated properly the first time and hadn’t had the appropriate time to heal, much more significant injuries ensued over the course of time, which ultimately resulted in more extensive damage to the joint that required multiple surgeries to fix.
Is there something broken in your life that you haven’t given the time to heal? Are you trying to just drudge on with a limp, pretending that the pain will just disappear and hoping to avoid the surgery and rehabilitation process?
While surgery isn’t something to look forward to, knowing that there will be pain, scars, recovery and rehabilitation involved, sometimes it’s the only option.
Surgery has to occur when you can’t fix your injury or pain on your own. It requires the skills of the expert to do something on the inside of you, repairing damage that you can’t repair on your own in order to allow healing to occur.
If you have pain or feel injured from the circumstances of life, let God, the ultimate surgeon, walk you through the process of brokenness. Let him cut and rearrange things on the inside of you so you can begin your journey to healing. Without the pain of surgery, true restoration and healing can’t occur.
“And the Holy Spirit helps us in our weakness…and we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.”
- Romans 8:26 & 28 NLT
Lord, thank you that you promise that your Holy Spirit will help us in our weakness, and in our time of pain and injury. Help us to surrender to the transforming work of Christ in our lives, so that we may experience healing and breakthrough. In Jesus' name, amen.