Friday, 22 October 2010
Insults and reproach have broken my heart; I am full of heaviness and I am distressingly sick.
So the report of Him (Jesus) spread throughout all Syria, and they brought Him all who were sick, those afflicted with various diseases and torments, those under the power of demons, and epileptics, and paralyzed people, and He healed them.
The psalmist refers to insults directed towards us, like being a sickness within us. Have you ever been hurt by someone?
This may affect how you trust people, because after you have been hurt by people you trust, it is easy to become less trusting of others. Sometimes it is wise to carefully consider who you can trust, and other times our broken heart can make us sick, and not want to trust anyone. This sickness can cause us to over react and shut people out of our lives if their behavior even slightly reminds us of past hurts. Today's verse from Matthew uses the word “torments”. That is what these past experiences do they torment us, meaning we relive the old feelings of hurt. The scripture says that Jesus heals these hurts and torments. My prayer today is that God will heal you everywhere you are hurt!