Miraculous Healing from Scars
As I lay on the floor quietly one morning before the Lord I heard Him saying, “See me.” I kept myself from getting up and doing stuff that I knew I needed to do that day. I saw Jesus’ face, and I saw on his left cheek, fairly close to his eye, a scar. I heard a gentle voice say, “See the scars I have are ones that I took for you. You don’t have to bear scars, because I bore them for you.”
With tears streaming down my face I began to think of some things that had scarred me.
Disappointments in people.
Disappointments in the work of ministry.
Disappointments in relationships.
Disappointments in myself.
These are the scars I have on my soul. However, it’s time to allow the healing balm of Jesus to wipe away all of those scars. No longer am I supposed to see myself as carrying the scars as marks of all of the disappointments I have incurred in my life. There really are no scars. That’s what Jesus is saying to me this day “Receive my blood to wash away any disappointments that have made you form opinions that are not mine. Let my thoughts become your thoughts and my ways as your ways. Remember that all who have come to me I have healed. I am not passing you by. You can walk in total freedom.”
Scars that exist for a time are reminders of how much I cannot depend on people and put my hope in them. However, when Jesus removes all the scars it allows me to open my heart to trust again. This time I open my heart to trust in a way that is different from before. I am now fully alive in who I am in Jesus Christ, and not requiring any human being to give me validation, hope, or promotion. It’s all in his hands. And the people He guides me to be in relationship with, can become safe. I don’t have to tiptoe as if one who is hiding her real self. I can be me. Totally unashamed, knowing I am excepted by my Beloved.
What scars are you still bearing that you need to remember that Jesus bore for you? See them on Jesus, not on you, and know that He paid a great price for the removal of them.
Meditate on This:
“He brought me to the banqueting house, And his banner over me was love.” ??Song of Solomon? ?2:4? ?NKJV
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