Healing wounds can be so itchy! While it takes the upmost resistance to scratch, doing so is the best method to continue the healing process. It is so easy to accidentally scratch the wounded area too hard and open up the skin to bacteria again.
Thinking about this spiritually: it can be easy to try and interrupt God’s healing of your heart. But no matter the temptation, reach for the spiritual itch/germ ointment– or simply patient endurance– instead of the harsh workings of your hands. You may think scratching the itch is beneficial, but it’s only provides temporarily relief. Sometimes scratching even makes the itch more itchy! So, just leave it alone and let God heal your wounds with your most “hands off” approach.
If you are going to “help” at all, help to prevent any new germs from entering your body!
“…Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” ~Phil 1:6
“Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed—not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence—continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose.
Do everything without grumbling or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, “children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation.” Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky.” ~ Phil 2:12-15
“Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer of faith will save the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up.” ~ James 5:14-15
“Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.” ~ James 5:16