It amazes me how the human body was created and how in it’s creation we were given the ability to heal from injuries on our own. The weekend of Thanksgiving holiday, I was admitted into the hospital with a failing gallbladder that needed to be removed. After a week hospitalized I went home and spent another 4 weeks recuperating. With time my body began to heal from the incisions that were made and the internal pain gradually faded. The one incision left open to close on it’s own, which I was so positive would leave a gaping hole, healed perfectly. This was one of the most difficult times for me and I felt like the pain would never subside. I would cry afraid my body would not heal and I’d spend sleepless nights just trying to find comfort.
This past weekend my oldest son, just 3 days shy of his 25th birthday, went for a pass in our church’s Holy Bowl and landed on the ground flush on his arm breaking his collar bone. After various x-rays it was concluded he would not require surgery and the broken bones would come together and heal on their own within 6-8 weeks. I could not wrap my mind around this. How is it that these bones, in such a delicate area, can easily just piece themselves back together without aid of surgery, pins or anything. I was amazed to hear how common this was. I see my son in pain and I have reminded him of what I felt during my “vacation” at home from surgery. I wanted him to understand that this pain he was feeling, the inability to do much of anything was temporary and with time he would be back to his usual shenanigans.
My niece asked one very wise question. She said, “Did Israel think he was a superhero?” She is too adorable. But she made a point. Sometimes we forget we are not unbreakable and we surely can’t fly for a pass. We forget how fragile we are. We forget that when we do break something, when life feels like it’s falling apart and we feel lost, when we are broken in pieces inside, we fail to remember how much we need God to help keep us together. God is our strength when we break. He is our healer. He takes our pain away no matter how great it is. He gives us the much needed rest from those countless sleepless nights of tossing and turning. God restores us with healing from our brokenness. He not only equipped us with a body that can heal on it’s own from broken bones and cuts. He also gave us His undying love, mercy and forgiveness despite who we are and what we have done in our lives. God is our everything and what He gives to us is Unbreakable. His love will never shatter. His mercy will never fail. His forgiveness is everlasting. My only superhero power is my trust in God. With that, and my love for him, I know that whatever I am facing in life, God will be my strength and He will see me through even the most painful circumstances.
psst…God Loves You
“My flesh and my heart may fail,
but God is the strength of my heart
and my portion forever.”