A time to kill, and a time to heal;
So many times when we hear to kill or to heal we think of the physical body. But when we ponder and think about this on a much deeper level there are many ways to kill and to heal in this world.
Sometimes that killing is not a good thing and other times it can be good. What are some things we kill? Time. Money. Energy. Hope. Dreams. Life. When we think about these things what comes to mind or what is the cliché that we put with it?
To kill time is to waste our time. To kill money is to spend it foolishly. To kill energy may be to do things in our own strength not depending on God. Or to do things that leave us drained because it is not the right thing to be doing at the moment.
To kill hope is to take away the hope that someone has in something to come. To tell them it will never happen. They can’t do it. To not believe in someone.
To kill dreams is to put so many obstacles in the way that they feel they will never be able to reach the dream that is before them. To tell them it is too big and they will not be able to make it there. To have something happen that steals the dream from their heart.
To kill life is to die physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. Killing life can involve all of the above things. Killing time, money, energy, hope, dreams can all end in killing life.
So if you can kill so many things, can you also heal those things? I believe the answer is yes. You can heal time by seeking God and asking Him how He would have you spend your time. Heal your money issues by managing and being a good steward of what God has given you. Heal your energy by getting proper rest, making wise choices of what you should do. Do those things that bring energy not draining you of what energy you do have.
To heal hopes and dreams you need to have the support system that helps you see the hope of Jesus and can help you see and meet the dreams that God has given to you.
When all these things are healed, we see healing of life. BUT the ultimate healer is Jesus. The only One who can truly heal you is Jesus Christ. He wants to have a personal relationship with you. He wants to bring healing to your hurts, your heart, your soul. He wants you to have hope and dreams that He can bring true in your life. Won’t you trust Him today with your dreams? With your life?
This starts with you realizing that you are a sinner. All have sinned and come short of the glory of God. Romans 3:23 We are all sinners. There is none righteous, no not one. Romans 3:10. Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Because we are sinners there is a great divide between God and us. God is perfect, holy and just. But God loved us so much that He sent His only son Jesus to die on the cross for us. Romans 5:8 While we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Jesus is the only one who could die for us, because He is the only perfect son of God. John 3:16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten son. That whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
God wants all of us to spend eternity with Him. He provided a way for us to be with Him. That way is through Jesus Christ. John 14:6 I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me. Acts 16:31 Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and though shalt be saved.
The only way to have complete healing in our lives is to trust Jesus and give Him our lives. That healing may not be a complete physical healing here on earth but He gives us peace to go through whatever comes our way.
As a life coach, I am seeing the way the world tries to kill the hopes and dreams of people. When they feel hopeless they kill the time, money, and energy that they have been given. God is allowing me to come into the lives of people and bring healing through providing them a sense of hope again. It can be a long and hard battle but it is so worth it when you see the hope start to light up in the face of someone who has felt hopeless.
Father, I pray that you would draw us to You. That we will learn how to trust You more and more. That we would not kill the things you have given us, but that we would find the healing that is needed in Your son, Jesus Christ.
We know there are times to kill and times to heal. May we know what and when to do those things. In Jesus’ Name Amen.