Psalm 38:4-5 (NLT)
4 My guilt overwhelms me—
it is a burden too heavy to bear.
5 My wounds fester and stink
because of my foolish sins.
“My wounds are ugly because of my sin.” is my quick translation of Psalm 38:5. God is Jehovah Rapha, our Healer. The Spiritual damage we incur needs God’s touch to be healed.
When a friend or loved one dies, we need to let God heal our wound. If we are “let go” by our employer, we need God to help mend the wound. We do not heal our own wounds.
Psalm 38:6-7 (NLT)
6 I am bent over and racked with pain.
All day long I walk around filled with grief.
7 A raging fever burns within me,
and my health is broken.
Have you ever lost a sibling? Have you ever had an accident and had an arm or leg amputated? Did you grow up with parents that abused you, verbally or physically? Many of us have had wounds that are sorely obvious.
When we are spiritually wounded, we need to receive God’s healing. Sin is anything that disconnects us from God. If we live in sin and continue to act immoral and outside God’s will, He will not heal us.
Job 7:4-5 (NLT)
4 Lying in bed, I think, ‘When will it be morning?’
But the night drags on, and I toss till dawn.
5 My body is covered with maggots and scabs.
My skin breaks open, oozing with pus.
Let us have the courage to confess our wounds and stop covering them. Let us be honest with God and man about what hurts us. Do not be ashamed and hide your wounds. Give The Soreness To God.
We need to get on our knees and give the pain and the whole cause to God. He will heal you. There may or may not be a scar. We must stop living in sin and dedicate our life to God for His healing.
God can heal us while we live in sin. He is God and can do anything. The Bible says He Will Heal Us when we are living for/in Him and turn away from sin.
Isaiah 14:3 (KJV)
3 And it shall come to pass in the day that the Lord shall give thee rest from thy sorrow, and from thy fear, and from the hard bondage wherein thou wast made to serve,