The Avoidance Trap

avoidanceWeakness left unattended will become wickedness.

Brokenness unhealed will foster disobedience.

When we focus on numbing our pain, then that pain becomes a seedbed for destructive choices. Left untreated, wounds fester until some really dangerous stuff grows in them.

Jesus’ desire is to expose our pain to His healing mercy. Truth brings the broken places into the therapeutic light of His love.

But hiding the pain, burying the hurts, covering the suffering leads to infection and dis-ease.

When we don’t deal with our stuff before God and in His healing community, we will deal with it in ways that are unhealthy and illegitimate.

This avoidance ultimately makes our wounds the guidance system for our lives and relationships.

Idolatry is our concoction of gods to meet the demands of our brokenness.

Surrender is the vulnerability to lay ourselves before the uncreated God who can heal, cleanse and set right the wrongs we have done and endured.

Our deepest wickedness erupts from our unhealed wounds. Our greatest strengths come from the wounds which have felt the scalpel and suture of the Great Physician.

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