I have heard and even repeated it. Until you face, acknowledge, deal with, repent or forgive about a situation in your closet you can’t move on. A journey that is a painful reminder of a time that you thought you dealt with and moved on from. But how did you deal? Have you ever really went to God to heal that position of you that was injured? Have you released the person through forgiveness that inflicted that pain? Have you asked God to cleanse you with hyssop so that you can forgive yourself?
If God has brought it back your attention, to your conscience, or your countenance have been weighed down heavily by the mere thought of that time; just maybe God is trying to get you to remove that patch and allow true healing to take place. Maybe, God is trying to get you to see that though you physically moved on, though you dealt with it in (packed away within the recess of) your mind, that the wound has not healed. That the oozing of pain, bitterness, hatred is within your heart and soul beneath the bandage.
In Psalm 51: 7 we asked God to “Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.” But how can He when we have unresolved issues within? Yes, in this Psalm we asked for forgiveness for the sin that we have committed. We asked for Him to turn His face from our iniquity until it is blotted out. We acknowledge that we have sinned and committed the transgression against only God. For we know that He desire faithfulness and have taught us wisdom. But have we really surrendered all over to Him to be able to cleanse us completely?
As we head into the last first Sunday of this year. The Sunday many churches will honor and celebrate our Lord through Holy Communion. A time we remember our Savior’s death on the cross as payment for our sins; remind us that without Christ help we cannot live for Him; a time to remember that we are sinful by nature; a time to remember that the blood He shed on the cross has healing powers. Let us truly examine ourselves and accept the healing power of the blood to work in all the secret place we have buried our pain deep within and bring complete healing to our mind, body, and soul. In 2017 let’s truly walk in the liberty that we have been offered through the life, the death and resurrection of our Lord and Savior.
In Jesus Name Amen!