Dressing the Wound
Give Yourself the Gift of Forgiveness
Have you been wounded? As a surgeon I made thousands of incisions and I can testify, even excruciatingly painful wounds heal. However, they need proper care. “Dressing the Wound;: Give Yourself the Gift of Forgiveness,” shows you the benefits of forgiveness, warns you of the dangers of unforgiveness and gives you practical steps to finally be free. It is time to dress our wounds.
The three of us sat at a table for two. I didn’t see him at first, although I could see indentions on her shoulders where she had carried him for years. He didn’t know he was there, yet he always was. He had taken much from her. He may or may not have cared about the genuine pain he inflicted, but after he stopped, she volunteered to give him more. He gained nothing, but she lost her freedom.
Her chin drifted toward her chest as if her neck could no longer bear the weight. Concealer applied to dark circles under her eyes failed to hide the evidence of the space he occupied in her mind every night. My brow furrowed as I wondered why she let him continue to live there. Looking closely, I expected to see a shackle binding them together everywhere she went.
She would not forgive. Bitterness flourished and took root in her soul, slowly consuming her from the inside out.
Have you seen her? Maybe she looked at you in the mirror this morning.
BETRAYAL IS A WOUND INFLICTED BY OTHERS
UNFORGIVENESS IS SELF-INFLICTED
We’ve all been wounded by others, ourselves and even God. Forgiveness is a process, but it’s worth it. I hope you enjoy the principles I learned in my own journey to freedom.
Dressing the Wound: Give Yourself the Gift of Forgiveness
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