You fall down and scrape your knee or elbow and end up with a wound.
What do you do next?
Disinfect the wound and slap a band-aid over it to prevent anymore dirt from getting inside.
When people or situations hurt you and leave you feeling wounded, how do you respond?
How do you let go? How do you forgive those who have hurt you?
Do you just slap a band – aid over the wound and call it a day?
Or do you actually clean out the wound so that you can truly start the healing process?
In past I’ve always just sort of taken the, “slap a band – aid over it” approach. When my ex-boyfriend cheated, I forgave him and slapped a band – aid over the wound. When a friend hurt me, I forgave and slapped a band – aid over the wound.
I always knew that I needed to forgive like God forgives us.
I slapped band – aids over my wounds and never truly allowed healing to begin. Over the years these wounds would fester and eat away at me and consume me.
In order to heal wounds we need to peel that band – aid back and allow it to breathe.
It’s okay to acknowledge the hurt you were left with. Sometimes it helps to acknowledge that pain and to understand that we’re all sinners in need of grace.
Ignoring the wound that’s there doesn’t help. It’ll only grow and fester.
Whatever wounds you currently have, peel that band – aid back and allow healing to happen.