Daily Inspiration and Encouragement
Thursday, September 5, 2019
Quote of the Day
“The private wounds are the deepest.” – William Shakespeare
Thought of the Day
Expose Your Wounds for Healing
When we leave wounds hidden to fester in the dark corners of our hearts and minds then those things tend to breed infection and that infection will spread which means areas of life that were fine and dandy become overwhelmed by the weight of that infection.
True healing begins with wound exposure.
1. Acknowledge the wound. It’s right there, so pretending it isn’t right there won’t help.
2. Clean the wound. Clear out the dirt and grim that creates the potential for infection.
3. Treat the wound. Each wound needs to treated according to its unique properties. You don’t put a cast on a skinned knee and you don’t put a band-aid on a broken arm.
4. Protect the wound, but don’t get over-protective.
5. Maintain the wound. Keep the wound clean, clear, and protected until it has had the time it needs to heal. Don’t dig at it until you open it back up.
We all have wounds. Life is messy that way. Some of the wounds happen because of stumbles or missteps. Some of the wounds came from those times when we zigged when we should have zagged. Some of the wounds were inflected by others accidentally and some on purpose.
No matter how the wounds happen, they need time and care to be able to heal or they will make balance impossible.
Challenge for Intentional Actions
Take an honest look at the wounds you have and begin to get them out in the Light.
Scripture of the Day
“May the God of hope so fill you with all joy and peace in believing that through the Holy Spirit you overflow with hope.” – from Romans 15:13
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