Bring Your Wounds to Jesus

We are all wounded to some extent. We are wounded by living in this sinful and fallen world. We are wounded by the sins of others. We even carry wounds as a result of our own sins. All of carry scars, all of us know pain and all of us need healing. All of us. Your pastor, your parents, your spouse, your neighbors? All of them are wounded too.
The question is not really who wounded you or how many scars do you carry or how deep is the cut. The really important question is what do you do with those wounds. Do you ignore them? Try to drink them into oblivion? Use them as rationalization to lash out at others?
We can bring our wounds to Jesus. He can forgive and He can heal. He knows and He cares and He binds our brokenness. By His mercy we can find new life and new meaning. We can be forgiven and we can forgive- really forgive. And through that forgiveness we can find a balm for our sin-scarred souls.
Jesus said, “Those who are well don’t need a doctor, but the sick do need one. I didn’t come to call the righteous, but sinners.” (Mark 2:17) Some pretend they don’t need any help. The truth is we are all sinners who need a Doctor. The Doctor. The One who died in our place to take our sin upon Himself. The One who loves, forgives and heals.
Come to Jesus as you are. Broken and wounded and needy. Bring your past and your pain. Bring your sorrows and hurts. Bring your anger and disappointment and questions. Bring your wounds to Jesus.
The Great Physician heals.

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