Stop the Bleed

During an assembly at my school, a kindergartener developed a nose bleed. Her teacher grabbed a super-absorbent piece of gauze and helped the child hold it over her nose. A few minutes later, the adult let go and the youngster was instructed to, “Keep holding your nose.”

But six year old’s are SO curious; the young girl just HAD to look. But when she took the gauze off her nose it began to bleed again. And the sight of her own blood made her totally forget about the, “Keep holding your nose,” part. In tears, she started bopping herself in the face with the gauze over and over–trying to make the bleeding stop. But it only made things worse. Her teacher came to the rescue with a fresh piece of gauze and began again. “Keep holding your nose.”

Have you ever had a problem you simply could NOT leave alone? Me too. God holds a bandage over my swollen snuffer during these times, but I keep taking it off. And it only makes things worse. Bleeding is bad enough, but re-bleeding–for no good reason?! Thankfully, our Father in Heaven is merciful. He comes to the rescue when we try to stop the flow (for the umpteenth time) and hands us a fresh piece of gauze. “Child, keep holding your nose.”

Here are a few of my favorite, “Stop the Bleed” scriptures. Please share one of yours, if you’d like!

“In mercy You have seen my troubles, and You have cared for me; even during this crisis in my soul I will be radiant with joy, filled with praise for Your love and mercy.” — Psalm 31:7 (TPT)

“For I will restore you to health and I will heal you of your wounds, declares the Lord,” — Jeremiah 30:17a (NASB)

“All the people tried to touch Him (Jesus), for power was going out from Him and healing them all.” — Luke 6:19 (GNT)

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31 responses to “Stop the Bleed”

  1. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Yes, Bridget! Thank God for His mercy and grace. I appreciate your input. Blessings!

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  2. Bridget A. Thomas Avatar

    Such a thoughtful analogy. And this makes me appreciate God’s mercy and grace. Even when we least deserve it, He saves us from our own destruction.

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  3. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Yes indeed, Dawn. Our Heavenly Father does not leave us comfortless. He comes to the rescue, like you said. Praise God! Thank you for your comment. Blessings!

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  4. Dawn Avatar

    So thankful God comes to our rescue in times of need!

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  5. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Yes, God never leaves us. Thank you for sharing. Both of your verses are great! Blessings.


  6. scribelady Avatar

    “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” (Heb. 13:5b, quoting Deut.31:6, NIV).
    “He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand.” (Ps. 40:2, NIV)

    The first one is special to me right now. My area had a stretch of warm, rainy weather, which aggravated the arthritis in my joints. I tend to get grumpy and growly, then. If I were married, that could put a strain on things. But God doesn’t leave, no matter what.

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  7. davidsdailydose Avatar

    I love the scripture reference, Amanda. And the thought behind it as well. Blessings!

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  8. Matcha Avatar

    His patience with me as I experience my own trials and keep stumbling shows His love.

     The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance – 2 Peter 3:9

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  9. davidsdailydose Avatar

    I am grateful for your comment. We don’t always know when the bleed will begin. But consciously putting ourselves in God’s hand in advance, protects us from losing composure when the injury comes. Blessings to you and your family!

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  10. Island Traveler Avatar

    I read this like a prayer to God because it is and my heart needs it. Thank you. We keep everyday, many times even in one day. Sometimes, bleeding too much we get overwhelmed and panic of what to do. We easily forget the great and first Healer of all and for all, our Creator in Heaven. 🙏

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  11. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Absolutely! Kindergartners are quite possibly the most authentic humans on earth. Thanks, Matt.

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  12. jesusluvsall Avatar

    Kindergarteners are so fun to be around.
    Thankfully God is ever present to take care of our nose bleeds in life

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  13. God Still Speaks Avatar

    Good point! Blessings to you as well!

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  14. davidsdailydose Avatar

    I hear you! Maybe it’s the fear of the unknown? That may have been the first nose bleed 👃🩸 the little girl ever had. I’ve heard children with a bad nose bleed ask the school nurse, “Am I gonna die?” I felt the same way when a surgeon told me I needed an operation. And I was 23 years old!

    Thanks for dropping by. Blessings!

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  15. God Still Speaks Avatar

    When will we learn that our swollen snuffers are in God’s hands, and leave them be?

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  16. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Good point, Jeff. God says, “It’s all good,” but we keep taking off the bandages.🤕


  17. Jeffrey H. King Avatar

    What is it about us that we just love to pick at the scabs?!? God says He will remember our sins no more. Why do we spend so much energy on remembering them?? *sigh*

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  18. pastorpete51 Avatar

    Yes and because of our past ministry in the Brazilian church I also read in Portuguese. That was interesting because it has the flavor and rules of the Greek.

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  19. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Thanks, SimplyB. I love the scripture passage you shared! The three words “you are mine” ARE the three most important words in these verses. I’d never recognized that before! I am grateful for your encouragement and engagement. Blessings!

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  20. SimplyB Avatar

    Great post for today! Thank you for sharing. One of my favorite scriptures that soothes my hurting (bleeding?) soul is Isaiah 43:1-2. “…Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. ‘
    My favorite part of this is three words: “you are mine”. That’s really all I need to know when the bleeding is profuse. 🙂

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  21. davidsdailydose Avatar

    I appreciate your gracious words, Beth! I enjoy applying every day situations to God’s Word. Psalm 36:6 is one of my favs! I’ve rescued several dogs and helped find them new homes. This verse was my inspiration! My favorite dog we saved was a Great Pyrenees we named “Buddy Paws.” Blessings!

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  22. davidsdailydose Avatar

    You’re welcome! Seeing the little girl frantically bopping herself in the face was heartbreaking, but comical at the same time. Thankfully, the second time worked. Blessings!

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  23. Beth Alisan Avatar

    David, your analogies never cease to amaze me. I am richer from reading your posts. The stop the bleed scripture I immediately thought of in my life is Psalm 36:6 “Your righteousness is like the mighty mountains, your justice like the golden deep. O Lord, you preserve both man and beast.”

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  24. Don't Lose Hope Avatar

    That’s a great illustration. I have definitely had trouble with giving things to God and then “not leaving them alone.” I keep taking them back and checking what is happening!! Thanks for the humorous reminder that I need to be still and leave them in God’s hands.

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  25. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Agreed, Pete. I usually prefer the NIV or the NASB, but also read favorite passages in other versions. If they make the point clearer to me I use them. I had a Greek professor in seminary who read to the class straight from his Greek New Testament—translating to English on the fly. It still sounded like God’s Word to me. Blessings!

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  26. pastorpete51 Avatar

    Interesting translation for
    Psalm 37. I am not usually a fan of paraphrases but this one makes a good point.

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  27. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Me too, Barb. Me too!

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  28. My Life in Our Father's World Avatar

    I have definitely had my share of stop-the-bleed moments in my life. I thank God for His intervention and for the angels that he sent my way!

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  29. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Thanks for reading, Ken!
    God Bless.


  30. ken riddles Avatar

    Good job – great scriptures!


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