“Time heals all wounds.”
Doesn’t that sound just great? Doesn’t it have wonderful promise, and isn’t it packed with just all kinds of hope? You are hurting now, but just give it some time.
Everything will be better in time.
Except that it won’t. You see, that phrase, “time heals all wounds”, is a myth. It is a lie from the enemy of your soul.
The only way that our hurts ever get healed is by the working of the Holy Spirit in our lives. When we open up those dark, hurting places in our hearts and minds and allow the light of the Spirit of God to come in and repair those broken places, then and only then are those issues put to rest for good.
But that’s not what the enemy wants us to think. He wants us to just sit on our hurts and disappointments. He wants us to wait. He wants us to wait on time. How in the world did we ever fall for that one? How did we ever come to think that anything so elusive as “time” could have the power over our pain to heal us of it?
No. When we buy into that silly mindset, here’s what happens. Slowly, over time, our enemy will pack away those things that grieve us; all the disappointments, loss, regret, betrayal, sadness. All those things, he packs away for us until we believe they are gone. But here is the truth. They are only one unopened box in our hearts and minds away. And just when we think we have put those things to rest for good, he opens a box. Just when we think we are able to move on with our lives and find joy again, he opens the lid and lets us look inside all over again.
I love the Christmas season, but for many people it is a really hard time. Memories of good things long gone, or bad things still too close, step closer to many people during the holiday season. Sometimes those things we long since thought we had dealt with, rear their heads during this time of year. But how does that happen to us again and again if time healed it?
It didn’t. Our hurts were just packed away for our enemy to use against us. I am here to tell you, today, that you can empty those boxes for good. But you have to stop believing the myth. You have to stop misplacing your trust and start allowing the Holy Spirit to do his work in your life. The enemy wants you to shut it down, pack it away for his safe keeping, but the God who loves you wants to rid you of that hurt forever.
Revelation 21:5 says, “Behold, I am making all things new!”
In Isaiah 61, we are promised,
“The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion— to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor.
He will replace your mourning with joy, your despair with praise. He is making all things new. This holiday season, let go of the myth. Allow the Spirit of the Lord to make all things new within you, and truly let it be a Merry Christmas. Wouldn’t it feel wonderful to walk in the freedom that only He can give? I can tell you… it feels great!