Let God Do the Healing
From Everyday answers by Joyce Meyers – posted March 29, 2013
O Lord my God, I cried out to You and You have healed me. —Psalm 30:2
James A. Garfield became president of the United States in 1880 and was shot in the back six months later, in July 1881.After the shooting, a doctor tried to remove the bullet, but couldn’t. In the following weeks, more doctors probed his wound to try to locate the bullet, to no avail. Eventually, Alexander Graham Bell provided an electrical device doctors thought might locate the bullet, but that didn’t work. Doctors later learned that sometimes removing a bullet causes more trouble than leaving it alone.Garfield died on September 19, 1881, not as a result of his wound, but because of infection and hemorrhage that probably developed after so much probing for the bullet. The very thing physicians thought would heal Garfield ended up killing him.When you have a “wound” of some sort, whether it’s a disappointment, a betrayal, being abandoned or rejected or some other hurtful situation, don’t keep probing it. Go to God and ask Him to heal you in the way He knows is best for you. Then take your hands off. Don’t try to “fix” yourself, but do follow the Holy Spirit as He leads you into healing and wholeness.
Love Yourself Today: Is there a wound in your heart that you have probed too much? Ask God to heal it; stay sensitive to His Spirit; and let Him bring new life and strength to you.