Past Wounds Cause Present Pain
SCRIPTURE: PSALM 147:3
I don’t know why we keep blaming the new situation. The fact is, we’ve been hurt before. Often we think we’re angry about an offense someone in our present has caused. But actually we all have “preexisting conditions.”
Truth is, we get angry whenever certain situations arise. We get “triggered” by certain words, or attitudes. As Jesus told Martha, “you’re not only upset with Mary, you’re bothered by many things.” Past wounds cause present pain. Jesus came to bind up our broken hearts.
Hurt is as common as breathing. It’s part of the human experience. You will be hurt and you will hurt others. Let’s take a step back. Forgive the offense… past as well as present. Jesus wants to pour in the oil and the wine. If you let Him, He will make you whole.