Come, and let us return to the LORD;
For He has torn, but He will heal us;
He has stricken, but He will bind us up.
After two days He will revive us;
On the third day He will raise us up,
That we may live in His sight.
Let us know,
Let us pursue the knowledge of the LORD.
His going forth is established as the morning;
He will come to us like the rain,
Like the latter and former rain to the earth.
When my children were small and came to me with a boo-boo, all they usually needed was a kiss and a band-aid. As they grew older and bolder, the kiss and band-aid often turned into a trip to the emergency room for stitches, bone setting, and burn treatments. In the same way, there are times in our lives when the injuries we receive from the world can be fixed with a kiss and a band-aid. A quick word of encouragement and a promise from the Word will take care of so many problems! But every once in awhile, we need a trip to the emergency room. Some wounds require special attention, and God is present and available to His children to bind us up, revive us, and raise us up to live in His sight.
Whatever you are experiencing today, don’t neglect to pursue the knowledge of the Lord whose going forth is established as the morning. Seek His face today and receive the joy and refreshing that He longs to share with His children.