When my son was born at 27 weeks his brain had no grooves, it was completely smooth. In other words it had not formed into its rightful shape because it was still early in its formation. The doctors did constant brain scans to see if it was developing as it should if it had been in the womb. The potential for brain damage was huge. Thankfully, his brain developed those so important grooves, and he is now a 20 year old, normal and hugely talented in creating and making. This to me is very apt, that he has become a modeler, someone who makes things out of nothing. Who can see form even before it is made.
Everyday I thank God for my son who is a medical miracle. I feel blessed that I was chosen to be his mother and to encourage his gifts and talents.
But not everyone is so fortunate. Our brain and the thoughts and feelings that grow as we grow from infancy to adult can become ill with disease if it is not cared for and treated with respect and love. If it is not fed with Truth.
Words and actions can handicap our lives. A person who is abused and/or subjected to constant negative auto suggestions can, even with a Christian faith, become discouraged, fearful and feel worthless. Those damming words of 'you are hopeless', 'you are useless', 'you are rubbish at things', 'you are stupid', 'you are ugly', 'you are not clever enough' etc can eat into a person's mind and heart and leave them crushed and unable to function normally, especially when they are used day in day out. Some people however will brush them away, others with internalize them and become depressed and frozen unable to function properly.
Even with the Doctor's surgery always open to heal these false lies, a miracle needs to happen to open the door to that surgery. We can be that miracle, that hope, that voice of encouragement that gives the person the courage and strength to reach out and open that door. We can reverse the condemnation that these people live under and bring hope through words that build up and strengthen the broken minds and hearts. We can be that Love that they need through the power of the Holy Spirit.
Romans 8:1 "So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus. And because you belong to him, the power of the life-giving Spirit has freed you from the power of sin that leads to death."
All those lies can be healed by opening the senses of the broken hearted by reversing the lies . (Proverbs 20:12) "Ears to hear and eyes to see - both are gifts from the Lord." By sharing and showing them the Truth.
The Doctor's surgery is always open, his prescriptions readily available.
Isaiah 41:10 "Don't be afraid for I am always with you. Don't be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand."
Jeremiah 33:6 "Behold, I will bring it to health and healing, and I will heal them and reveal to them abundance of prosperity and security."
Proverbs 4:20-22 "My child pay attention to what I say. Listen carefully to my words. Don't loose sight of them. Let them penetrate deep into your heart, for they bring life to those who find them, and healing to their whole body."
God wants us to bring the broken hearted to His Surgery. There His promise is:
Psalm 147:3 "He heals the broken hearted and bandages their wounds."
God wants us to be missionaries, Good Samaritans, going out of our way to draw those who are hurting back to His Word, so that they can be healed and restored.
We have his promise:
Matthew 11:28 "Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens and I will give you rest."
And the response:
Jeremiah 17:14 "O Lord, if you heal me, I will be truly healed; if you save me, I will be truly saved. My praises are for you alone."
Lord may we be messengers of kind words, bringing Love to those who are discouraged and in need of Your Encouragement and healing.
Proverbs 16:24 "Kind words are like honey-sweet to the soul and healthy for the body."
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