No one speaks words so anointed as this one—
words that both pierce and heal,
words like lilies dripping with myrrh.
(Song of Songs 5:13 TPT)
A woman told me how excited a doctor was when he diagnosed her mother with an extremely rare disease. He was quite proud of himself.
“The problem,” she said, wiping tears from her eyes, “was that he could offer no cure. She died soon after.”
Living under religious laws is like that. Performance-based religious systems are quite good at telling you what you are doing wrong and why, but without empowering grace to change the heart, well, nothing changes. The law is like a doctor who can tell you what you’re dying of, but can’t fix it.
I have learned that truth hurts, especially when I’ve been avoiding it for too long. But I’ve also learned that unlike people who have knowledge without power, the Lover of my soul never puts his finger on a pain in my heart that he doesn’t intend to heal. Like a surgical laser, His words both pierce and heal and the result is always greater freedom.
For if you embrace the truth, it will release more freedom into your lives. – Jesus