Protective Cone

A couple of years ago, one of our dogs was helping chase some cows back into a pasture. He jumped through the fence and cut open the skin on his leg on some barbed wire. It was just a little open flap of skin, and we have the medical supplies to stitch up animals, so we sewed up his leg. What we didn’t have at the time was one of those protective cones to put around his neck. Instead we tied a sock over his leg.

Well let me just say, that we now have a stock of various sized cones, as the sock didn’t prevent him from licking his wound. He ended up ripping the stitches out and making the skin flap bigger. This stuff always seems to happen on a weekend, so I had to take him in to the vet as an emergency visit.

In trying to fix his own wound, he only made it worse.

We do that too. It is easier to hold a grudge and lick our wounds of bitterness and resentment. And before you know it, we have made it worse and now we are really bleeding and hurting.

Since God has healed us of all those wounds that others have inflicted on us, why do we feel the need to rip them open again? If God puts the protective cone on us, it is to prevent us from harming ourselves further. God loves us too much to not put the protective cone on us. He does not want to see us continue to harm ourselves, but to walk forward in the freedom that only Jesus can provide.

I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that God will be speaking this over you today and every day:

“I have called you by name and you are mine, because you are precious to Me. You are honored and I love you. You have been chosen to know Me, believe in Me, and understand that I alone am God. No one can snatch you out of My hand. No one can undo what I have done.” (Isa. 43:1,4b,10,13 [NLT])

Will you read this over yourself every day until it becomes part of you? If you do this, you will no longer feel the need to rip open your wounds. You will heal, and then God can remove the cone!

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37 thoughts on “Protective Cone

  1. Amen, I love the title of your blog “God still speaks” because he most certainly does. Some people just like pain and the feeling that it gives them . I used to be like that. I used to give power to the pain that I would always feel when someone did me wrong and I would enjoy feeling that pain. But it left me empty. It left me empty until one day, I submitted to the word of God. and I submitted to God and I started to let go of everything. I personally use the King James bible but I loved this article so much that I just had to talk about it. Praise the Lord for such a good blog post. May God guide you towards him everyday!

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    1. Wow, I am humbled how the Holy Spirit guides me in writing these posts. I always pray before I hit the publish button that it goes to who needs to see it. Thank you for sharing your story. May guide all of us toward Him everyday!

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      1. Yes it is! Psalm 63:4 “So I will bless You as long as I live; I will lift up my hands in your name.” Psalm 134:2 :”Lift up your hands to the sanctuary, And bless the LORD!”

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  2. I simply love it, sister! Life on a ranch supplies so many good analogies to the Christian life. The verse you invited us to read, and meditate on, is transformative, indeed. I’ve only read it twice and feel better already! No more cone of shame for me; it’s a cone of God’s protection. 😀

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  3. So, the wound wound up getting worse after the hound wound his teeth around the the wound and pulled the bound wound apart.
    Yes? Thank you Jesus for your healing touch. Amen. 🙏🏻✝️🕊

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  4. We have confession in our church. General confession and one-on-one with the priest. I’ve heard my share. The last thing the priest says to the penitent in the one-on-one is, “The Lord has put away all your sins.” I’ve preached on this because of all the things I say, this is the one the people are least likely to believe. I think I’ll go out and buy some dog cones!

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