While weeding my flower bed, I noticed that not all weeds are the same. I thought of these different types of weeds as a comparison to soul wounds. Some of the weeds were very easy to pull up. The roots were shallow. We have different levels of soul wounds. Some are shallow and obvious and pretty easy to deal with. All we need to do is recognize that they are there and take a little time to get rid of them. These soul wounds are from small hurts that don’t take up a lot of time in your mind. You don’t really dwell on them, but they are a nuisance. Proverbs 27:6 says, “Wounds from a sincere friend are better than many kisses from an enemy.”
Some weeds are spread out a little wider across the flower bed. They are harder to pull up and it takes more time and effort to get the whole weed out along with the root. These roots are also deeper in the ground. These kind of soul wounds take much more time than the shallow wounds to get rid of. Sometimes the problem is much more complex than you think.
Psalm 13:2 tells us that, “How long must I struggle with anguish in my soul, with sorrow in my heart every day? How long will my enemy have the upper hand?” There is a type of weed that has needle-like thorns on it and very deep roots. They seem to weave around the flowers and bushes and try to overtake them and kill them. When I tried to grab these weeds, I noticed that it was very hard to get any type of grip on them because of the thorns. Also, the roots were so deep that it was easier to just cut the weed off instead of trying to pull the root out. Don’t be fooled by these type of wounds. You won’t be healed if you don’t get to the root of the problem. You might have to remove smaller weeds to find out where these type of weeds truly started.