I have eczema and I have since I was a kid. It’s not nearly as bad as it was when I was younger, but every now and then I get flare ups.
This morning my upper back was really really itchy. I reached back and felt the patch of bumps. So instead of scratching I left it alone. I already know what would happen otherwise. The relief of scratching those bumps is almost euphoric. BUT it’s the same cycle every time… Scratch the bumps, get a rash. Get a rash, scratch the rash, it becomes an itchy scar. Scratch the itchy scar, the skin turns dark and really weird but STILL very itchy.
I gave my life to Christ in college which is the opposite of what most people tend to do during that period. I’ve had countless conversations with people who said they were gonna start coming to church with me, but they just had to get all that stuff outta their systems. I’m not the type to badger people. (I’m just a seed planter, if you will.) But when I hear that it really just shows how ignorant people are to how sin works.
You can’t just get sin out of your system. The more you do it, the more you’ll want to do it. It’s just like the rash. The more I scratch, the worse the condition gets and the itch intensifies. It ALWAYS feels good immediately after, but it NEVER lasts.
Do yourself a favor, stop scratching the itch.