- Jeremiah 5:1-6:30
“They have healed the wound of my people lightly, saying, ‘Peace, peace,’ when there is no peace.” –Jeremiah 6:14, ESV
Healing. When you need it, you really need it. I battled chronic back pain for almost two decades. Every doctor said the same thing: it will be lifelong and it will only get worse. And worse it go. Though symptom management helped some, my life became so limited out of fear of increasing the pain. The “healing” given through medication was only a “light” healing with doctors essentially saying, “Peace” with the prescription when There. Was. No. Peace. As I begged the last doctor if there was anything at all we hadn’t tried, anything to avoid increasing medications. ANYTHING. And he told me, “It won’t help, but we could try physical therapy.” And I was HEALED. No light healing. No cross-your-fingers fake-peace. No limits.
When what you need is real healing, symptom management will just not do. “Light” healing feels worse than no healing at all. When what you need is healing, false words and a shallow approach just will. not. do.
Stop settling for light. Kick fake-peace to the door. Do the digging for the deep peace and the complete healing. Run the desperate, ugly-run to Jesus. For only He can give you healing in full.