By His Wounds We Are Healed

We believe in a God who loves us. After all, God is love. And nothing says, “I love you” more than the sacrifice of His Son for our sins. But do you believe that the God who loves you is the same God who is more than able to heal you? Christ gave His life not only as an act of love, but so that we would be healed, and made new.

We so effortlessly receive the love of Christ because as humans we long to experience unfailing love. But then why do we continue to walk in our brokenness? Why is it that we still hold onto things, or better yet -try to tackle things on our own? God doesn’t just want to love us; he wants to do a complete transformation. Why? Because the cross is a place for hope and healing.

“He suffered the things we should have suffered. He took on himself the pain that should have been ours. But we thought God was punishing him. We thought God was wounding him and making him suffer. But the servant was pierced because we had sinned. He was crushed because we had done what was evil. He was punished to make us whole again. His wounds have healed us.” -Isaiah 53:4-5

Jesus bore the weight of our sin so that we could have the power to freely walk in deliverance. Nothing God does is temporary. He doesn’t want to heal you for a moment; he wants to heal you for eternity.

Yes, you! with your depression and anxiety. You, the one who has been battling that illness. Yes, you, who suffered a broken heart. And yes, even you, with all your built up anger and frustration. God wants to heal it all, and He is more than able. All you have to do is receive. Jesus is the ultimate medicine. But we can’t experience the healing effects of that medicine unless it is used and applied.

Throughout this journey, we must remember that God is in control. Yes, God can heal you in an instant. But there are also times where your healing may be progressive. Don’t become so fixated on the when; there are things that God wants to reveal to you through the healing process. He is always teaching, especially through our pain.

Let your faith be greater than your circumstance. God isn’t locked into an experience. His grace is sufficient, and his power works best in your weakness! Lay down your brokenness at the foot of the Cross, and pick up the wholeness of Christ.