Dear Ones,
May you wake this morning thankful for God’s blessings on your life. I wrote the devotion for today about a week ago and this morning is the time I go to get my crown and not sure about my implants too. Prayers appreciated!
Devotions from Judy’s heart
Have you ever overreacted with strong emotion to something that was way out of line with the severity of the instance?  If so, it could be an indication that there is something that needs healing as it touched upon a deep wound.  None of us escapes wounding in our lives, sometimes from strangers but also those closest to us. The Lord is the Great Healer and He desires to heal our wounds and restore us and even make us stronger.

At the present time, I am getting ready for implants of two teeth and the prepared area has stitches and is sensitive to anything sharp like a nut or chip that causes me to wince. I forget about my tender gums until a sharp edge of something I eat reminds me to chew on the other side. When we have old wounds that have not been delt with and healed, we may assume they are forgotten until something someone shares or does, triggers a like memory. That is a sign we need help

I memorized Psalm 103 and verses 2-5 give us hope for healing, “Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget now all His benefits, who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy, who satisfies you with good so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.” It is a prayer of David and he had plenty of instances of being betrayed, cursed, maybe bullied by his brothers being the youngest, and fleeing for his very life by his son etc.

We can receive inner healing in many ways and not always the same way. I have been ministered to by some caring friends who had me confess my part of reacting to situations, and then praying healing prayers. God may use a Christian counselor, even a book to open our eyes and enable us to deal with things; or we may be fortunate to be in a small group who listens and prays. It could be a scripture that just hits its mark and we receive healing from Jesus words. The Lord has so many ways to heal our wounds and He wants to take our hurts and forgive and heal and restore us.

Challenge for today: When you overreact from old hurts go to the Healer and let Him cleanse your wound and bring healing.
Blessings on  your day and prayers and love, Judy