Friday, September 09, 2016

Five Minute Friday: Heal

Time heals all wounds.

Isn't that some sort of wise quote or something?

I don't believe it.  I don't.

I think time heals some wounds, and then time makes other wounds more bearable, but not completely healed.

We all have wounds.

We've been hurt physically. My husband just had surgery, and he is still healing from that.

We've been hurt verbally.  You know, words are like toothpaste.  Once they are out, you can't put them back.

We've been hurt emotionally.  Friends and family have cut us deep in some way.   The people we depend on the most have broken those walls of trust and love.

We've been hurt deep to the heart.

Three years ago,  my heart ached so bad.  My heart still aches.  The wound is still there, but it isn't completely healed.

I lost a baby through miscarriage.  I think about that baby so much.  I miss that baby.  A baby I never got to hold and watch grow. A baby that I long for.

I'll never be healed on this side of heaven. But I know one day, complete healing will come.

And how do I know?

Because my hope and my faith are in Jesus Christ.


  1. I love the image you posted: "Time doesn't heal all wounds. Jesus heals all wounds." I so agree. There are some wounds that will never be healed on earth, but I love that we do have hope in heaven- that there will be complete healing one day. Visiting from FMF (#25)

  2. So very true.

    I have been awake since zero-dark-thirty; afraid to sleep again, for I am a combat veteran, and the things I have seen and done haunt me.

    I'd go there again and pay the same price. But it isn't easy and the only way I can see this through is to be harder than anyone I know.

    C.S. Lewis described Heaven as 'the healing of harms'. With that promise, I'm good to go.

    Huxley said that good people sleep securely in their beds at night because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.

    So true, and it is the only gift a rough and intrinsically violent man can give the world.

    Sleep well, dear hearts. I will face your nightmares, and make them my own. It is my sole honour.

    #1 at FMF this week.

    1. And I should add that I worked as a contractor, not uniformed military. Went to some places the higher-ups of the time would have preferred didn't exist, and we helped make that dream come true.

  3. May God continue to comfort you as you trust in his healing. I've known the same "isn't completely healed" pain several times and agree that it is never "over" but with God's grace it is survivable. Peace. FMF #69


  4. So many kinds of wounding. And what an appropriate Scripture.
    Visiting from Five-Minute Friday.

    Linda Ann at Nickers and Ink <><


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