Many of us can remember how every time when we messed as children, the parents had a familiar song requiring us to make good our mess. That was a great way of teaching us the beauty of being responsible. They knew the importance of teaching us to own up our mistakes and the need to make good what or apologizing. Did we ever know that our God is also a responsible God and knows how to handle his messes if there is anything like that? The Scriptures says that God not only wounds, but He also bandages our wounds. The character of our Heavenly Father is not a don’t care one. Although we may experience pain or injuries as we go through his discipline, He does not leave us behind languishing in the pain. He is careful enough to bandage our wounds and heal us. Unless we know God’s perfect character, it’s possible to miss out on his love during our painful moments. We should never allow the enemy to lie to us that God is mad with us to listen to our cries or to respond to our pleas. God does not punish us for the sake of punishing, He does it for our good. God is not insensitive to the plights of his children who are currently experiencing disruptions in their businesses, jobs, education, ministry, etc nor the losses and the pains we are going through with Covid 19. What we can be sure is that even with the hurts, our God will still heal our wounds. Where are you tempted to think God is not concerned about the collateral damage that may result with his discipline? Where are you worried what will happen with the inconveniences or losses you’ve suffered? Should God confine you into the wilderness for an extra 40 years, it will be his headache on how to feed and sustain you there. He is not an insensitive God. He wounds, but that’s not the end, He also heals. He who restored Job’s fortune won’t leave you unattended until your wound heals completely.
““Blessed is the one whom God corrects; so do not despise the discipline of the Almighty. For he wounds, but he also binds up; he injures, but his hands also heal.” Job 5:17-18 NIV
Last modified: May 23, 2020