One of the most common heard phrases I have heard in many sermons, books and other Christian media is that “we are all born with a God shaped hole in us”. I agree, we are born with a need for God and our lives are made complete through Christ. But what about before we find Christ? What about the holes that are punched in our souls from the sins before our salvation? God has a promise for you, for the holes left from your old life.
Psalm 147:3 (ESV)
He heals the brokenhearted
and binds up their wounds.
In our old lives we get involved with things with our body that can have lasting impact on our souls. Shattered relationships, mistrust, addiction… all of these are a reality in a broken world. And unfortunately most of us don’t realize how much events of our past affect and can sometimes control our present situations. Think about it. We come to an altar, we pour ourselves out before God. We pray, we seek Him, we get up feeling the Father’s touch, but we walk away and cannot contain it. Because we haven’t yet allowed God to bind up our wounds and to fill up the holes in our lives. And all those blessings, they slowly seep out of the holes in our soul. It leaves us dry and ever searching.
God has so much more for us. He wants us to be empty because we have poured out our lives for Him and others. Not because we have a leaky soul. God is the healer of all hurts, mender of all brokenness. In short He is the ultimate doctor, the ultimate repairman, and the ultimate mechanic, all rolled into one. But like any earthly doctor, you have to go to Him with your hurts and your sickness. And when you do, He has the fix for you every time.
Take the time, let Him heal your soul, let Him bind your wounds, let God fill the holes in your life and restore your soul. When you do He will fill you to overflowing. The blessings will pour out of you, not because your leaky, but because your life cannot contain the amount God pours into you.