Food for ThoughtJob 5:18 God Heals
Food for Thought
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By Marni Montanez

Job 5:18 New International Version

18. For he wounds, but he also binds up;
he injures, but his hands also heal.

Because God loves us so much, He wants us to live in freedom.  In order for us to be set free, we must be delivered and healed. There are so many things that can keep us in bondage; pride, or worry or anger.  Anything that allows the enemy an inroad into our soul is bondage and must be dealt with and eliminated.  Whatever is not of God is darknessÖÖ.

1 John 1:5 New King James Version:    

This is the message which we have heard from Him and declare to you, that God is light and in Him is no darkness at all.

Whatever is of darkness, the enemy has a right to invade. If our soul has any darkness in it, demons and oppressive spirits are allowed to dwell there since they are of darkness and hide in the shadows.  

God wants to heal us of these things the enemy can use against us and only He can do this. 

We cannot operate on ourselves if something is wrong with our body.  

A surgeon must inflict an open wound on the patient in order to repair the damage that already exists.  Whatever was wrong was there before the surgeon performed the operation.  The issue needed to be repaired or removed.  This is the same with Godís healing process.  He brings things to the surface in areas we need healing and allows pressure so that what has been buried, is exposed.   We must be willing to see the lies causing the injuries and confess, repent or forgive so that our own wounds are revealed and can be dealt with. 

Just as we need a surgeon to do the physical operation, we need God to do the operation on our soul.  We cannot heal or change ourselves; we just have to be willing and God will do it.   

God knows and understands the pain we have endured from others as well as the self-inflicted wounds created by our response to someone hurting us.  He knows that as He reaches in to pull out the root of the problem there is pain in the healing process.  Once the problem is detected, then God must cut it out of us.   

He cleanses the area with the blood of Jesus so that no infection remains and sutures the wound closed.  All of this can be a very painful process.     

Some of us learn to protect ourselves by staying in denial, but this only poisons our souls.   The problem is not about what is going on inside, itís about letting the Great Physician  do what is needed to allow for healing.   God has the same remedy for any and all emotional ailments.  He cuts open, operates and binds up the wound without leaving a scar.   He is perfect in all His ways.     Godís hands are good and gentle.  Everything He does is with love and kindness.  He knows that our walk on earth is going to be hard and draining, but His promise is to deliver us from every difficulty we encounter.   

Psalm 34:19 New King James Version  

Many are the afflictions of the righteous,
But the LORD delivers him out of them all.

Challenge:   Surrender to the process that God is taking you through. It is important to submit to His will.   Receive the Lordís healing. 

God bless,

Marni

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