shrapnel is very likely the single best man killer."
We have lived and grown up in a "war zone," maybe not physically having to deal with suicide bombers and the like but a war zone none the less. Others have come into our lives and set off bombs for their own pleasure or to feed their own "issues" or anger. Others, devoid of any hope, have detonated their own lives in our presence and we've been left to attempt to survive. The closer we were to the explosions the more shrapnel we have but God is our physician. He's done our x-rays. He knows where the mental, emotional, and spiritual shrapnel is. When you gave him permission, he removed as much of the shrapnel from you as he could without paralyzing or killing you.... but there is more inside.
There are problems, issues, hurts and hang-ups you have. Each one of them is a piece of shrapnel that was hurled into your life. God knows where every piece is and where they need to "move" to before He can go back in and remove a little bit more. Don't let the fact that you seem to keep dealing with the same things over and over again keep you from going back to the Great Physician. It's time we understand the difference between a miracle and a healing.
For example, a drunk man asking God into his heart and being made instantly sober, a cocaine addict asking God to remove his addiction and instantly losing any desire for drugs.
Healing, on the other hand, takes time. The area of injury can be painful or sore, it can turn all sorts of colors, sometimes it can swell with infection. When you're dealing with injury, you need "medical attention." You will not get the medical attention you need if you run away from the very people that God has placed in your life to help you, to intercede for you and to bring you to him.
Let God, the Great Physician, see you. Let Him set the right "team" around you. The healing process can be painful and you will have many more "surgeries" to come as more "shrapnel" comes to the surface... but
the end result is wholeness. Don't make the decision that because you've not had a "miracle" that a "healing" is not worth it because the end result is the same. Wholeness, nothing missing, nothing broken.
for what seems like the same thing?