From the Inside Out

By: Wanda Fielder

Years ago, following an extensive major surgery, my husband was left with a gaping hole in his abdomen due to infection.  We were surprised to discover that it would not be closed with staples or stitches but would be left open, as the doctor explained, to heal from the inside out.  Over the
course of several months, we discovered this to be true.  We originally couldn’t even imagine
how such a grotesque cavern could even begin to heal without external closure.   But week by
week we noticed that the opening gradually shrank in size until in a few months’ time, it completely closed with the help of daily cleansing and dressing.

What a lesson that I learned from watching this medical phenomenon!   What happens in the
physical also happens in the spiritual.   Have you ever had a deep wound or hurt that just wouldn’t go away?  You perhaps even tried to bandage it so that it couldn’t be seen by others. 
For a while, it could be hidden, but somehow it always seemed to surface and show its ugly self.

Unforgiven hurts and pains will never completely disappear until they are healed from the inside.  I’ve learned that to find your own inner healing, you must forgive those who have never even asked for forgiveness.   Although you may have been wronged, your bitterness will only harm yourself and may have no affect at all on the person who caused the hurt in the first place.

As we begin a brand-new year, this is the perfect time to let go of the past.  Allow God to perform an inner healing on the damage you have kept within your soul.  The relief you will achieve will be amazingly refreshing.  Our own inner voice is usually the greatest obstacle in a complete inner healing.  Positive thoughts must replace the negative for a successful change
on the inside.

Once again one of my favorite scriptures that I have used over and over again fits this situation.
I Peter 5:7, “Casting all your care upon Him; for He careth for you.”  Giving it to Jesus is absolutely the only way to obtain a complete healing. 

Begin working today ‘on the inside out’ to becoming a new you!





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