Friday, March 18, 2011

Wounds That Heal

I've debated if this post would sound too preachy, but these thouths are "oozing" out of me. Seriously. I honestly opened the post editor to write about an award I got from a fun reader (SO flattered!!!! Thanks Ms. Blasé!), and be very silly with my response. But instead, my mind was filled with this song:

This song played on the radio on a moment that I was battling with anxiety. You know, when there's nothing necessarily bad going on, but there are so many uncertainties that it gets you upset? That can bring out a whole set of insecurities, and memories of when things didn't work out in the past. But listening to this song was like receiving a wonderful slap in the face :).

Have you clicked on the link? I recommend you do, it will blow your socks off. If you're just not up for it, or can't right now, here are the lyrics (imagine wonderful guitars and voices surrounding it):

He was pierced for our transgressions
He was crushed for our sins
The punishment that brought us peace was upon Him
And by His wounds, by His wounds we are healed

We are healed by Your sacrifice
And the life that You gave
We are healed for You paid the price
By Your grace we are saved, we are saved

What can wash away my sin?
Nothing but the blood of Jesus

For anyone out there who's not a Christian and thinks this seems like a very boring religious song, trust me, it's beautiful (and very contemporary, FYI). It woke me up to something I'd heard a million times before, but often forgot. The reason why Jesus went through all the trouble of dying on the cross is so that I would be healed. I used to think this verse was talking about physical healing, but seriously, aren't we more in need of emotional healing?? Aren't we a mess sometimes (or most of the time)? Don't we all have horrible memories/guilts/regrets/heartbreaks we wish to forget?

These things can take such a proportion in our minds that we think we can never be healed from them. That it happened (or we made a mistake) and now we gotta live with the aftermath. Not true. I mean, we can't always change our circumstances, but this song gave me a new hope that yes, we can change the way our hearts react about certain things. We can't erase the memory, but Jesus died so we can heal our emotions. So that our future won't have to be determined by whatever happened in the past.

Trust this. Take hold of this. I know I should more often, and it can make a pretty good mess on the way you look at things. But when I did, just for the duration of this song, it literally changed my whole day. I slept better that night, and even ate less chocolate the next day lol. You should try that, it might be the best weight loss method ever! :)


Mommyfriend Lori said...

This made me cry! Just beautiful.

Ms. Blasé said...

Just taking the time to sit back and listen to this song helped me to reflect on and remember once again what's really important in this life. Thanks for posting it along with such a transparent message. It's weird how it doesn't take much to throw us humans off course mentally or emotionally... how one word or one recurring thought can throw an entire day off kilter. This post just reminded me how I need to be more proactive. I shouldn't just let thoughts and feelings come, but should take each one captive (2 Corinthians 10:5) to assure that what's going on in my mind and heart are in line with God's Word and the way He desires for me to live. Thank you for sharing your God-given wisdom. It is always immensely appreciated.

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