As imperfect beings, we often fall short of the glory of Jesus Christ. The sins we commit, like wayward arrows, can create deep, gaping spiritual wounds that prove challenging to heal.
In these moments, we find ourselves wandering away from the path laid out by Jesus, or we haven’t sought the Lord’s guidance to treat our spiritual injuries properly. Regardless of the cause, the remedy lies in placing our trust in God.
As stated in Proverbs 3:5-6, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.” This Scripture echoes the truth that God’s answers unfold on His divine timetable, a schedule guided by heavenly wisdom that surpasses our flawed human comprehension.
Yet, in the journey of living good Christian lives, we gain insights into His timetable. However, when we deviate from this path, succumbing to our carnal instincts like the Prodigal Son, we discover that nothing heals the wounds we’ve inflicted upon ourselves like the boundless love of God.
There’s permanent satisfaction there, not in what today’s culture would tell you to bring that same feeling.
Learning from our missteps is crucial in this process. Just as the Prodigal Son realized the folly of his choices, we, too, must acknowledge the consequences of our actions. Instead of returning to the same school of foolishness, we ought to seek the guidance of God’s Word and the wisdom of Scripture. By aligning ourselves with His teachings, we avoid repeating past mistakes and facilitate the healing of our spiritual wounds through the transformative power of His love and grace.
1. Commit Luke 5:31 to memory.