Recently I had a deep tissue massage. I thought it would be just like a regular massage, only with more pressure. Not so! The therapist placed her elbow into a large muscle on my back and put all her weight on me, pressing hard on the knotted muscle.
She applied pressure on the back, shoulder, arms and chest. I’ll be honest here—it hurt! But as she applied the pressure, I felt the knotted muscles loosening. I endured the pain, knowing it would result in greater comfort.
Physically, I feel better after a massage, but how does one massage away spiritual knots and pains? All of us have those pains, both recent and long ago, that flare up on occasion and keep us knotted up with sins of worry, fear, pride, anger, or bitterness.
When we feel knots of sin, we go to our heavenly Father for a spiritual massage. Yes, it will be painful, but afterward we will feel much better. The more often we visit our “masseuse,” the better we feel. During our spiritual massage we spend time in God’s word, and ask for forgiveness. Then God will loosen the knots of sin within us.