Daily Delight

Thursday, July 20, 2017

When I was was a little girl I loved to wear Band-Aids. I would put them on everything; cuts, scrapes, bruises, any place that hurt. Sometimes I’d use several bandages to cover one lesion. I loved people to know I was wounded. I liked knowing that people cared enough to ask what happened. Then I would explain a papercut hidden under four bandages in the most dramatic way possible. When I think back, I say to myself ‘What a strange little kid,’ but I believe there is something more to it that I still carry with me in my adult life, that some of you may carry with you as well.

As I grew up, these Band-Aids became invisible and only used for internal pain. Covering up pain has always been easy for me. I could be an absolute wreck on the inside but on the outside I’d look completely put together. It took me a long time to realize that this is not normal, nor is it healthy. At one point I had covered my broken heart with so many imaginary Band-Aids that they acted as a wall. No love could get in and none could get out. I walked around for 2 years with this invisible Band-Aid wall attempting to hold together the pieces of my broken heart.
Unhealed pain transformed into bitterness, rejection issues, trust issues and insecurities in my life.

Pain is inevitable. Pain itself is not the enemy. Unhealed pain is. Some of us are walking around with years upon years of unhealed pain. Using Band-Aids to cover it up so we don’t have to look at it. But it’s time to seek healing on those areas.
Unhealed pain is like pushing on a bruise. When you’re offended or hurt by even the smallest thing it hurts you so much more than it would if the bruise wasn’t there.

I’m still in the healing process, but I’m no longer in the Band-Aid process. I’m allowing God to unpeel every Band-Aid I’ve attempted to use to cover up my scars.
It doesn’t always feel good, but I know that I’m in the right hands.
It’s okay to not be okay. It’s okay to be broken. Healing takes time but it’s worth it.

“He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.”
-Psalm 147:3

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About the Author

Cassie Rogers

Cassie is a 26-year-old Dallas native, passionate about seeing this generation live and walk in the fullness of Christ. She was not raised in the church but was found by Christ as a 20-year-old, alcohol-addicted college student. Fast forward 6 years, she is currently a Christian Ministry major advancing into the fields of Biblical and Theological Studies. She also serves on the altar ministry team at her home church. When she is not providing care for patients as a Dermatologist's assistant she is usually hitting the gym, reading a book, studying, spending time with her friends and family or writing for her blog.

Her passion for the transforming and renewing love of Christ has fueled her to create her own personal blog. The mission of her blog is to inform and inspire wholeness. You can read more from Cassie at www.iamcassierogers.com


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