18 My sorrow is beyond healing, My heart is faint within me!
19 Behold, listen! The cry of the daughter of my people from a distant land:
“Is the Lord not in Zion? Is her King not within her?” (Jeremiah 8)
I’m sure you wonder why I would use such a foggy, blurred photo for this post. Let me share with you, why. Pain has a way of warping our view of things. Emotional Pain is like a filter that distorts everything that is poured through it. It creates a blur in our Soul that has us searching for Spiritual glasses to clear our vision. Have you ever felt that you had processed pain in your life only to have it come at you sideways, seemingly out of nowhere? I experienced this just the other day. I was asked about going to a certain event, and everything inside me tensed up. I had the desire to run. All the feelings from the original incident came rushing back in; rejection, bewilderment, hurt, anger, fear, isolation, loneliness. These all came rushing back in at the thought of attending something that should be a joy in my life.
So here we go again, back to that same place where the pain began. But I never have to revisit that time alone. Nor do I have to revisit it as powerless as I was when it first happened. Christ comes with me always. He is my constant companion and friend. I believe He allows these areas to be exposed in us for the sole (and Soul) purpose of giving us the opportunity to process the pain in a healthier way, which will lead to a truer healing. I say things I wouldn’t normally say when I am in pain. I have come to see that it is the Pain talking, not me. As Christ brings true healing to that wounded place, I will cease to say those things. So when this happens to you, and buried pain comes at you sideways, remember that Jesus desires your freedom, your release, and your wholeness. Walk back there with Him, and let Him show you that He is Our Great Physician, Our Wonderful Counselor, Our Prince of Peace. There is no sorrow beyond healing in Christ our Savior, The Healer and the Lover of our Souls.