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By On November 21st, 2014

RENEWAL Devotional: Time Heals All Wounds

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Written by: Lydia D’Ross, Renewal Program Outreach Chaplain and ordained minister

Did you ever hear that cliché? Time heals all wounds? I believe that to be true. Time has a way of helping our hurts heal. As we move through life, some experiences we have give us great memories while others teach us how to cope. Hopefully, we find a way to praise God in the midst of it all, and allow Him to use the passing of time to help our wounds heal.

Of course, there are some hurts that leave deep scars even though we have found a way to move forward. These scars can be a good thing, a memory of a victory, or the bittersweet memory of the loss of a loved one. We learn over time how to carry those memories, we can choose to how to carry the past and move forward to our future that awaits us. The holiday season can bring up old hurts and scars of the past. Because of this, a time that is supposed to be joyous can actually be very difficult. Shifting toward an attitude of gratitude can help us forgive and have compassion for those who have wronged us. Giving thanks for life, for the air we breathe and knowing that God almighty has us in the palm of his hands always is something to focus on for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday.

2 Corinthians1:3-4 says, “What a wonderful God we have-He is the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the source of every mercy, and the one who so wonderfully comforts and strengthens us in our hardships and trials …so that when others are troubled, needing our sympathy and encouragement, we can pass on to them this same help and comfort God has given us.” On behalf of Brookhaven’s Renewal Program, we bless you and your loved ones on Thanksgiving Day. We wish you a day of great grace when you will be grateful to be alive and grateful to know that God loves us unconditionally.

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