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Cleanse Me Lord That My Broken Bones Will Rejoice

Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.  Make me hear joy and gladness, That the bones You have broken may rejoice. Psalm 51:7-8 

King David felt the weight of his own sin and understood the path of repentance would open the door for God’s forgiveness.

Bones are the strength and framework of the body. At times God must figuratively or literally crush our bones in order to lead us from the path of sin.

This is my testimony – following a misguided search for love and acceptance, I found myself immersed in a biker gang. I was miserable and wanted to escape, but I was trapped. God in His mercy allowed me to become a victim in a biker gang war and made a way of escape for me.

The bullets from M16 rifles inflicted much pain and suffering. The bones in my arm and leg were crushed.  At first, I thought God was punishing me. In the long months in the hospital, my heart began to soften.

Like King David, I cried out to the Lord,  Create in me a clean heart, O God, And renew a steadfast spirit within me. Psalm 51:10

Receiving the inward assurance of God’s forgiveness caused my bones to rejoice. I now dance with joy and gladness on weakened legs because my salvation has been restored.

The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit, A broken and a contrite heart— These, O God, You will not despise. Psalm 51:17

Thank you, Lord, for your forgiveness of sin and your restoration out of brokenness.

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Rejoicing Bones

Make me hear joy and gladness, That the bones You have broken  may rejoice.  Psalm 51:8

Have you ever heard the snap of a bone breaking? I have experienced it and the sound seemed to ring in my ears for weeks. At that moment there is no joy, only the pain and the anxiety of what lies ahead.

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Two years ago I had surgery to replace my ankle. The healing took time; two months without any weight on my ankle. My wheelchair was my mode of transportation. Months spent in physical therapy brought a gradual strengthening of the muscles and bones. A year later the healing was complete.

Losing my independence and depending on others was difficult. I had to acknowledge my need and humble myself to ask for help. Wholeness takes time.

One thing I knew for sure was that God had the ability to restore my bones. Physically, I have been broken before. I learned I could trust in God, I could rest in Him, and that He would act on my behalf.

I longed for the day when my healing would be complete. At my last visit with my orthopedic surgeon, I was rejoicing as I walked out the door. The pathway led me to freedom, victory and joy.sidewalk2

Today when I think about the long recovery, I don’t relive the pain. I have a tremendous sense of gratitude that the Lord was with me. I am so thankful for those who lovingly stood with me, especially Tom, my compassionate husband. I feel blessed that my ankle is strong. I won’t be running any marathons, but I will be running with endurance the race of faith that is set before me! (Hebrews 12:1)

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Blessings, Maureen