They say, “Time heals all wounds,” but I don’t believe it. Some people just get more infected over time. Time doesn’t heal, but God does–– though he often does take his time to do the healing. That might be a mercy so we’re not thrown into shock by his therapeutic ways. His procedures can be painful – like a cross!
Though it’s hurt – a lot – now I’m glad that I’ve given God access to my wounds, willing to let him use his stiff wire brush to clean them out! First he hurt me, now, through the hurt, is helping me.
PS – Only kidding, I didn’t stab my therapist. But he sure gouged me (price wise) at the end of each session!
– Originally published in The Other End of the Dark: A Memoir About Divorce, Cancer, and Things God Does Anyway (the profits of which go to Freedom House).