With His Stripes
But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement of our peace was upon him, and with his stripes we are healed. Isaiah 53:5
What would your sign say? What is the thing that you need healing from? Is it physical? Is it emotional? Is it a pain from the past that won’t go away?
Too many of us are the walking wounded, never exposing our pain. Hiding behind a mask. We anesthetize ourselves with alcohol or drugs. We search for love in all the wrong places and too many faces. Searching and trying to fill a void that only our Father can fill.
Whatever your issue, whatever the problem, God is willing and able to heal you. God wants to heal your body, soul and spirit. Your Heavenly Father wants you to be free.
This issue of The Well Magazine is dedicated to stories of healing. The women on the cover and those who share their stories within these pages have been healed. But the healing goes beyond the physical or a temporary, feel good fix. They have been healed by the blood of Jesus.
The blood of Jesus paid the price for all of our sins and that’s the true sickness that is at the heart of every issue.
We will all eventually die. Since Adam and Eve ate the fruit in the garden, we are destined to meet death. Because of sin there is death and disease. Because of sin there is dysfunction. Because of sin, we have a distorted image of ourselves and God.
But because of the second Adam, Jesus Christ, we can have eternal life with God. When Jesus walked this earth, he healed the sick, showing his power over disease and demons. When he died on the cross and rose from the grave, he showed his power over death. When we trust in what Christ did on the cross and believe that God has raised him from the dead, we are healed from the power of sin and death, brought into a right relationship with our Heavenly Father and have eternal life with Him.
Before we go into eternity, however, God wants us to have life here and more abundantly. One of the ways that we can do that is by sharing our stories with transparency as the contributors of this issue have so that others can experience the love, freedom and forgiveness found in Christ.
In these pages you will find testimonies of women who have been healed physically by changing their diet. Others have experienced emotional healing from self-hatred, low self-esteem and guilt. You will find stories of forgiveness and God’s love.
We deal with the issue of rape and sexual abuse and how the Church, the body of Christ, can help the victims of abuse heal.
Expose your pain, your hurt, your issue to the Father and know that by His Son’s stripes you have been healed, you will be healed and you are being healed.
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To read The Well Spring 2013, click on the cover