Chap 8: Resting in Him

This morning, before I sat down to write today’s devotional blog post, I happened to see that someone had read this older post yesterday, and I was drawn to read it again. Thus, I felt led to repost it, only this time on “Run With It.” It is powerful! And, it actually is very fitting for what the Lord is going to have me write about today from Philippians, chapter 1. So, I hope you will read this, for it speaks volumes to where we are in our society today and to the problem of abuse and the need for much healing.

Walking Wounded

I Married My Dad

Chapter Eight

Resting in Him

January 17, 2018

Have you ever fallen and skinned your knee? Did it get bloody and did it sting, too? What did you do about it? You probably washed it with soapy water, and rinsed it with clear water, and then patted it dry, and then stopped the bleeding by holding a cloth on it for a minute or two. And then you probably put some type of antibiotic ointment on it and then covered it with a bandage, and then you waited for it to heal.

But, while you were waiting for it to heal, you probably were really careful to not reinjure it, and you most likely gave it extra special care, as well. But, the healing still took time, and during that time you had to keep it clean and covered, too.

Now, let me ask you another…

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