Healing Your Past and Future
Heal me, O Lord, and I will be healed; save me and I will be saved, for you are the one I praise.
Senator Max Cleland lost his legs and right hand in Vietnam. When he shared at his Bible study he'd been having the same dream for thirty years—accidentally dropping a grenade, leaping on it, and then it exploding—the group prayed the Lord would heal that memory.
Two days later the History Channel broadcast his story. A man saw it and phoned Max. "Senator," he said, "you have the story all wrong. That wasn't your grenade. It was a young recruit behind you who had opened the pins on his grenades before jumping out of the helicopter. One of them popped out of the belt and rolled on the ground. You leaped on it to save us all. I wrapped you up myself and got you to the hospital. I was on the helicopter; I know how it happened."
When your past heals, your future finds healing too. Don't put off beginning the healing process—do something about it today.
"Nothing in life is more exciting and rewarding than the sudden flash of insight that leaves you a changed person—not only changed, but for the better."- Arthur Gordon (1829-1912)
Taken from The Life Recovery Devotional: Thirty Meditations from Scripture for Each Step in Recovery by Stephen Arterburn and David Stoop. Copyright © 1991 by Stephen Arterburn and David Stoop. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved.