1 Peter 2:24 says, “He himself bore our sins” in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; “by his wounds you have been healed.”
Woundedness is part of life. We get hurt both by others and by the circumstances of life. Often times you can’t see woundedness, it is hidden deep within. Yet, woundedness is at the heart of how we view ourselves, how we view others and is a springboard for the choices/decisions that we make.
If our woundedness is not to become the end of us, it is necessary to bring it out of the hidden parts of our hearts and into the light, submitting it to the Lordship of Jesus Christ.
Jesus “took up our pain and bore our suffering, yet we considered him punished by God, stricken by him, and afflicted. But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed.” Isaiah 53:4-5
Because Jesus experienced the greatest woundedness, He understands yours.
The sin, sickness and sadness of the whole world were placed upon Him. Can you even imagine the weight of what He carried? He took it all and that’s what killed Him. Sure the physical act of being nailed to the cross played a part in His death, but it was our sins that “pierced and crushed” Him.
Why would we hold on to our sin, sickness or sadness when Jesus already took it away from us? He carried it so we don’t have to. He became wounded so that we could walk in freedom.
Do you find yourself in a season of struggling with sin, sickness or sadness of some sort?
Can you let go and place it back on Jesus?
Will you allow Him to set you free and bring you healing?
Your healing has already been purchased.
Will you grasp on to it and apply it to the area of your need by bringing it to Jesus, laying it at His feet (leaving it there) and asking Him to apply His healing to your hurt?
Will you accept the peace He died to give you?
Your healing has already happened. Notice it is past tense, “by His wounds, you have been healed”.
It’s already done, now take that healing and apply it to your deepest wound by bringing your hurt to Jesus and receiving His unconditional love that results in:
Jesus is so good and faithful. It is His job to forgive time and time again. That’s what the cross is all about. Let Jesus’ woundedness be your healing, it’s part of the free gift of salvation.
Your Friend in Ministry,