He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. Psalm 147:3
It’s hard to imagine… living a life that is free from the pain of the past, to experience a thrill of joy that takes your breath away, when you discover your chains are gone.
Uncaged, unchained, unwounded.
Life on this planet makes this hard to believe. So many wounds try to define us, mar us and block any hope of life being any different.
The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. Psalm 34:18
There are words spoken over us, spoken to us, cursed at us… their violence wounding us as we listen, tying in vain to deflect/ignore/forget them.
Then…He speaks…our Messiah, our Good Shepherd calls to us.
He sent out his word and healed them; he rescued them from the grave. Psalm 107:20
The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me, because the LORD has anointed me to bring good news to the poor; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound. Isaiah 61:1
There is a state of unwounded-ness that is only found in Christ… a state of freedom that defies the logic and madness of this world.
So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed. John 8:36
When I say unwounded I am not saying we’ve never been hurt, never been in pain, or never suffered.
What I’m saying is that Messiah can un-wound us… He can make all things new.
This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun! 2 Corinthians 5:17
We need His words of life to be spoken over us; we need to hear His voice over the voices of others. I would encourage you to watch this video (Voices: Lies or Truth) my daughter made (be sure to read her post). In it is a powerful message about the wounds words can cause…and the life His words can bring. It’s a little tough at the beginning and there is a pause between when the screen goes black…I urge you to press through to the end. You’ll be glad you did.