Have you been hurt badly? Or is sorrow your constant companion? Is your heart so broken that you doubt if it can ever be whole again? I hear you. I’ve been there, done that. But I have good words for you. And they are not “time heals. “Ann Voskamp has said “Time never heals wounds like God does.” God is the ultimate healer.
He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds [curing their pains and their sorrows]. (Psalm 147:3, AMP,*)
I personally know the Ultimate Healer. He wants to heal you inside out too. With the words of Mary DeMuth “He [God] wants us to heal so fully from the past that folks wouldn’t know we even walked all those trails of tears.” I have experienced this myself. Grace works and because of Jesus it’s available for all who asks for it. (If you’re interested in reading more of this, here are three practical steps for healing).
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 53:5, NIV)
God is the ultimate healer. He is not satisfied with a superficial quick-fix. God does not just cover up our wounds and call it good. Instead he will thoroughly cleanse us and nurse us back to health and wellness. Then we are truly healed and made whole and holy.
You are so good to us.
Thank you for always welcoming us to you
no matter how broken or wounded we are.
Thank you for sending Jesus to die for us
so we can be healed by his wounds.
Heal what needs to be healed, Lord.
Renew what needs to be renewed.
Make us whole and holy like you.
In Jesus’ name,
Q4U: Have you been healed by Jesus’ wounds?
Be blessed, my fellow pilgrim, as you personally get to know the Ultimate Healer!
* [As you might have noticed, I enjoy reading the Bible in different translations and love comparing them. I have started linking the Bible verses toBiblegateway.com so you can easily read (and compare) them in the different versions I’ve used while preparing each post.].