It seemed a rather strange phenomenon when I first heard of what the medical scientists had called substance P. It is a substance that is produced by the body when an injury occurs to the body.
When I went to medical school it was referred to as Substance P (as in Pain) although they may have given it another, moreÂ official name by now.
What seemed rather strange to me is that this substance actually increases the amount of pain one feels whenÂ they are injured. Believing that we are created beings, this perplexed me some as I couldn’t imagine why a loving God would want to increase the pain I already had after an injury.
Then I came to understand why. The purpose of Substance P is to increase the sensitivity of the exposed nerve endings, SO THAT WE WILL LEAVE THE WOUND ALONE!
That’s right. If we leave the wound alone, then the other healing processes created by our Maker can go to work and return the wound to its original state. If it wasn’t for substance P, we would continue to pick at the wound and the healing process would only be prolonged.
Â God knows us better than we may think.