Yesterday I started a fairly painful treatment on my knees called A-STYM therapy. When I say painful, I man ‘ouchie wawa’ painful. However this pain is supposed to bring about healing. The whole idea of the treatment is to break down the scar tissue and to create trauma for the muscles and tendons. This process will restart the healing process and eventually things should be better. YEAH! So the painful process of breaking down begins to create healing.
So it is with our spirits as well. When we are haughty and self seeking and go about it on our own, bad things may happen. But the Creator says he likes a broken spirit.
My sacrifice, O God, is a broken spirit;
a broken and contrite heart
you, God, will not despise. (Psalm 51:17 NIV)
Because then he can lift us up. So today embrace your brokenness and let God be the healer! Then you like my patella tendon, can be on your way to better days!