Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Rubbed the Wrong Way

My husband and I have been walking a lot lately and I mean a lot.  My longest distance so far is 8.5 miles, but he has gone several miles further than that.

One issue I have had to deal with on these long walks is the result of my shoes rubbing against my feet. . .blisters.  Blisters occur when excessive friction causes the layers of the skin to separate.  To heal the area, and create new skin, the resulting space fills with fluid.

Once you have developed blisters, it is important to treat them correctly.  Above all else, one must watch for any signs of infection, to which foot blisters are especially prone.  In the last few weeks, I have become very skillful at treating blisters, but not so much at preventing them.  I have tried different shoes, different socks, applying things to my feet before walking, but nothing has consistently kept the blisters at bay.  I haven't yet found the perfect change.

In our lives as Christians, we can develop blisters -- blisters of the heart, or soul.  Anytime we rub against the will of God in our lives we will feel the result of that friction.  He loves us too much to allow us to continue in our error, in fact, He loves us more than we could ever imagine.  If we follow a wrong path, the last thing He wants is for us to continue there.  He will guide us, lead us, correct us, back to His path, to His perfect change for our lives.  We will, however, have to suffer the consequences of our wrong choices.

Thankfully, our God delights in mercy, (Micah 7:18,) and He wants us to be healed of our blisters.  He will make His path plain before our face so that we can walk in His light.

And He will heal our wounds.

Psalm 147:3
"He healeth the broken in heart and bindeth up their wounds."

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