“Wounded” – Now Think On This by Steve Martin

Praised be God, Father of our Lord Yeshua the Messiah, compassionate Father, God of all encouragement and comfort; who encourages us in all our trials, so that we can encourage others in whatever trials they may be undergoing with the encouragement we ourselves have received from God.” (2 Corinthians 1:3-4, Complete Jewish Bible)

Being wounded in life is a universal experience shared by all. It doesn’t make it any easier to bear or walk out of, but the truth is we all have been and quite possibly will continue to be hurt by people, situations, or circumstances. Often it may not be our fault. At times, well, yes it is. Be honest now.

There are so many situations we have experienced growing up in our family and communities. For some, not having a family was the beginning of the wound. And then being passed around, as many foster children are, just adds more hurt to that which is already embedded into the spirit, soul, and even body.

How we deal with the wound determines if it will actually go away or not, or be healed from causing lasting injury. Drugs are often prescribed to heal a wound buried deep into our psychic, when it is actually the spirit that either needs to be healed, or even cast out (as in deliverance of evil spirits.) Doctors who are not believers in the supernatural have no understanding of that which can only be healed through the Blood of Jesus. Drugs often only cover up. His blood-drenched stripes bring the healing – in spirit, soul, and body.

“Surely He has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed Him stricken,
smitten by God, and afflicted. But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed.” (Isaiah 53:4-5, NKJV)

When one studies the sacrificial trial, whipping, and death by crucifixion which Jesus (Yeshua) undertook on our behalf, you get a deeper understanding that every area that had been, is being or would come to mankind, in spirit, soul, and the body was endured by Him. Every hurt, scourge, wound He went through during those Passover days was for our benefit, the Sacrificial Lamb, in order that we might receive the healing that only comes through His shed Blood.  

I recently shared with another some of my experiences of being wounded over the years. Not so they would feel sorry for me. Forgiveness, which then brought healing, had already taken place on my part, by the grace of God. No, it was to help them see that what they had gone through, in part, was to not only see the love of God the Father working on their behalf, but also to now be able to share that same comfort and encouragement with others who have, or will, walk through that same experience.

We have not been saved from hell to just keep us out of hell, but we have been saved, and now called and anointed, to be vessels of the Lord’s love, forgiveness, and healing with those He brings us into contact with. His actions done for us were not just to keep it to ourselves, but to then share it with others.

Isn’t that what it means to be part of the “Body of Christ”?

We will be wounded. We will be hurt. We will have many opportunities to become embittered, rejected, and remain in that if we choose. But we don’t have to. We have been given the means to receive healing, and then to pass it on.

That old fireside song, “It Only Takes A Spark”, may seem a bit quirky now, but if you have that spark, there are many people who need to get a bit of it in their life too.

Call upon the Name of the Lord Jesus. He is our Healer.

My prayer is that wounds received will become grace and compassion from which we can give. If each of us did our part, wouldn’t that put a smile on the Lord’s face? Wouldn’t that put a smile in His heart? And wouldn’t that help someone overcome being wounded, and get back into what the Lord has planned for them? 

Yes, it will.

Now think on this, and see what good things the Lord has in store for you and those around you.
Ahava and shalom,
Steve Martin
Love For His People, Inc.
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Now Think On This #434 – in the year of our Lord 06.19.19 – “Wounded” – Wednesday, 6:30 pm

Steve Martin

STEVE & LAURIE MARTIN - LOVE FOR HIS PEOPLE FOUNDERS My good wife Laurie and I (married 45 years), founded Love For His People Ministry in 2010. This work gives love and support to our friends in Israel and other nations with friendship and humanitarian aid. Through social media, Steve's messages, and our Ahava Adventures trips to Israel, it is a growing, effective organization. Steve has also authored and published 36 books. We live in the Charlotte, NC area and have four adult children, spouses, and eight grandkids. Ahava and shalom with blessings on ye head!

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