Have you ever felt completely broken? Like you’ve been thrown to the ground and your heart, soul, mind, determination, ect has been destroyed, shattered? If you’re like most in the world, this happens on almost a daily basis.
At one point in time or another, we all have felt what it’s like to feel like we’re in a million different pieces. When we’re in those places, feeling completely helpless like nothing and no one can heal us. Then we read passages in our Bible, or we hear someone scriptures while talking and we’re like “yeah…right…like this is going to help.”
The good friends encourage us not to take their word for it, but to really dig into those scriptures on our own. We resist for a few hours/days/weeks/months/years until we realize things are getting any better on our own. Then we decide to listen to the prompts and we find scriptures like these:
He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed. 1 Peter 2:24
Surely he took up our infirmities and carried our sorrows, yet we considered him stricken by God, smitten by him, and afflicted. But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed. Isaiah 53:4-5
When we’re done we find ourselves crying. Broken over this beautiful concept. That He CHOSE to go to the cross for us. Not just to rid us of our own selfish desires and cleanse us from our sins. He chose to sacrifice Himself that we might be healed (i.e. made completely whole).
But for the first time, this broken isn’t a broken, shattered, helpless/hopeless feeling. It’s a brokenness with hope. The knowledge that because He chose to be “broken” for us, that we are healed. As we searched other areas we see that along with healing comes a wholeness. A new, complete life that is full of nothing but abundant promises.
So for at least the second time this series so far, the very topic that I’m looking to write on, God has prepared the base for me to spring board off of it. I picked the first week or so topics ahead of time, not knowing what to expect.
So friends, let’s take comfort in the fact that we are made whole because He was wounded and chose to go to the cross for us.