14 “They have healed the brokenness of My people superficially,
Saying, ‘Peace, peace,’ But there is no peace. (Jeremiah 6)
We can only give what we have received. We can only lead where we have been. We can only speak what we have heard, and so the list goes on. God has put it on my heart this morning to speak about maturity, growing up, becoming who He envisioned us to be before we were formed in our Mother’s womb. Many times in our lives we awaken, as if from a blinded stupor, and get a glimpse of who we are inside and how much further we have to grow. It could be the experience of “what goes around comes around,” could be something else. But God pulls back the curtain on our hearts sometimes and we need to listen carefully when He does. God only reveals these things to us, so He can heal us, bring us to a place of acknowledgment of our wrongdoing, and restore us stronger than we have ever been before.
We have all heard, I’m sure, that a broken bone heals stronger than it was before it was broken. Well, I looked it up online, and in an article I read this:
“There may be a brief period in the healing process when the fracture site is stronger than the surrounding bone. But they later reach equal strength, and the fracture site is no more or less likely to break again. (NYT 10-8-10)
A brief period in the healing process, that’s when God is addressing our need for change, in that brief period. What happens when we resist this part of the healing, when we ignore our need for change, for healing? Well, I read about that too, and bones can heal crooked, if not properly treated by someone who knows what they are doing. This can lead to the improper working of that part in the Body. God’s desire to bring correction to us, is like Him setting a broken place in our lives, so that it heals properly and we are able to “Grow On,” as we were intended, and to become who we were always meant to be. None of us wants to heal crooked, so we better heed the gentle promptings of The Great Physician, and let Him set our brokenness. 14 “They have healed the brokenness of My people superficially, Saying, ‘Peace, peace,’ But there is no peace. (Jeremiah 6)
None of us ever wants to do this to ourselves or to anyone else. We don’t want anyone to heal superficially, but completely, bringing wholeness and a fuller life. So let us listen carefully, for those brief moments, when God is addressing a need for change inside of our spirits, our hearts, our bodies, our minds and our souls. God loves us too much to leave us broken, and allow us to be the cause of brokenness in others. God goes on to speak further in Jeremiah 6, 16 Thus says the Lord,
“Stand by the ways and see and ask for the ancient paths,
Where the good way is, and walk in it;
And you will find rest for your souls.
Who of us does not desire true Rest, True Peace? Only God can bring this to us. He desires to, He wants to, His Word says: