I find that God is good enough not to let me hide from feelings and issues I need to think about and let Him speak into. It can be so uncomfortable. I’m like a wounded child who covers her boo-boos, saying, “Don’t touch it! It’s gonna hurt!” but healing lies in the touch.
Yes, it hurts – sometimes a little, sometimes a lot – but the longer it festers the worse it is.
Sometimes it’s alone in the quiet and sometimes it’s with a friend. Usually it’s some of both. Either way wisdom is allowing Him access to hurts because He alone has the healing we need.
Sit still and let him bind you up. He doesn’t come to snuff out an already smoldering fire or to break one that is already bruised.
Isaiah 42:1-3 NIV
“Here is my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen one in whom I delight; I will put my Spirit on him, and he will bring justice to the nations. He will not shout or cry out, or raise his voice in the streets. A bruised reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out. In faithfulness he will bring forth justice…”