Saturday, September 15, 2012

Bee Healed

Because Jesus was wounded, He received authority to bring healing to you and me. Out of His brokenness, others were made whole. Child of God, there's purpose to the pain. Only the broken become masters at mending. Paul said that "God who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God." Find God's purposes in the reversals of your life, and you'll turn them into stepping stones to blessing. God doesn't waste experience. All of us  have gone through things that we never imagined could have happened to us - but they did. The problem is, the same sunshine that melts the butter, hardens the clay. Experience can make us hard and cold, or drive us into the arms of Jesus where we find answers and compassion. Today, you're going to meet people who are hurting. They'll relate to your experience, not your theories. Most won't even listen to you unless you've been there. Let God take your wounds and your pain and make you an instrument of healing wherever you go.
"....And by His wounds we are healed." (Isaiah 53:5)