Torn To Pieces
Series: Faithbook of Jesus Devotional
Come, let us return to the Lord. He has torn us to pieces but he will heal us; he has injured us but he will bind up our wounds.
— Hosea 6:1
I mention my eczema a lot. It was the most painful six years of my life. Before that experience I had difficulty reading through the Bible every day. My faith was okay, until I felt torn to pieces. Sitting in the hospital with no skin on my feet and on my face, I was in a state of despair. My mom shared with me from Hosea 6:1. I knew I couldn’t live without knowing I had the strength to make it through.
The words from Hosea brought me hope and meaning. God would not only ban- dage my wounds but heal me as well. Henry David Thoreau said, “Do not despair of your life. You have force enough to overcome your obstacles. ...
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