Fresh Hope – Day 301

Have you ever had a wound?  

You will know that for it to heal quickly you were always told not to pick at it, but to leave it alone. 

Yet, you were always tempted to pick at the scab because it was quite irritating. 

When I was around 15 years of age, I had chicken pox quite badly and I remember picking at the scabs. To this day, I have a scar on the back of my leg where I picked away. 

Sorry if this all sounds gross…but there is a great truth here, if you stay with me. 

In life, we get wounded and the more you keep going back to that wound, talking about it, going over it in your mind, picking at it, then the longer it will take to heal. 

You might pick at it for so long, that you will eventually have a scar, where it once was. 

Lesson; when you get wounded, apply the correct treatment, like forgiveness and prayer, then LEAVE it.  

It will heal quickly and after a short time, it will be gone forever. 

Some wounds, I know, are deeper than others. 

Some I know may actually scar. 

But the quicker you learn to leave them with God, the quicker you will heal and the better you will be.

Pastor Gillian

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