The other day, I was listening to the radio and a song came on I’d never heard. Don’t particularly care for the band, but I decided I would listen anyways. One of the lyrics really got me, though. It said, “The hurt and the Healer collide.” At first, I wasn’t quite sure what to make of that. It didn’t really register at that moment what that really meant. We deal with so much emotionally. A lot of us have hurt and pain we aren’t even aware of because it’s buried SO deep within our hearts from where we pushed it down and decided it was best to leave it alone and not deal with it. Either that, or we’ve felt like our pain doesn’t matter, so we just don’t speak about it. But then…there’s that moment when everything’s comes to the surface. It’s painful yet beautiful. It hurts, but it’s healing. Everything old that weighed you down needed to come out, so that new could replace it. This is when the hurt and the Healer collide. You take all of this hurt, this deep rooted pain and all those insecurities, and you give them over to the Lord. You finally realize that you can’t deal with all that alone. So the Healer stands there with open hands asking you to just give it up. He takes your pain. Not only that, but He is then able to replace all that pain you felt, with His love. He is then able to start rebuilding those ruins you call your heart. That’s when He can create in you something new and believe me, when my God builds something, He uses only the best materials. Everything is top-notch. Nothing of low quality. He uses the finest and nothing less for His children.