Some of us hide our wounds better than others, but none of us are spared from being wounded. It’s the nature of this world. It’s not something any of us can escape. Even the people who seem to live the “high life,” not a care in the world, are still hurting. Self-indulgence is a wounded heart trying to fill up a vast emptiness.
Maybe harsh words were spoken or unrelenting criticism was given. It could have been the betrayel of a friend or worse, a spouse. Possibly a beating from an unrestrained parent in a moment of rage. Wounding can take many forms.
God promises not to crush a bruised reed or snuff out a smoldering wick. I have bullrushes growing in my pond out back. Reeds standing tall on the water’s edge can bend easily. With just the slightest pressure a bruising can occur, a bit more and the reed is bowed to a point of brokenness.
Do you feel broken? Have you been bruised? God promises not to crush you. He pleads for you to come to Him and find healing for your wounds.
And large crowds came to Him, bringing with them those who were lame, crippled, blind, mute, and many others, and they laid them down at His feet; and He healed them. ~Matthew 15:30
“Here is my servant whom I have chosen, the one I love, in whom I delight; I will put my Spirit on Him, and He will proclaim justice to the nations. He will not quarrel or cry out; no-one will hear His voice in the streets. A bruised reed He will not break, and a smouldering wick He will not snuff out, till He leads justice to victory. In His name the nations will put their hope.” ~Matthew 12:21
He was wounded because of our rebellious deeds, crushed because of our sins; He endured punishment that made us well; because of His wounds we have been healed. ~Isaiah 53:5
He heals the brokenhearted, and bandages their wounds. ~Psalm 147:3
He personally carried away our sins in His own body on the cross so we can be dead to sin and live for what is right. You have been healed by His wounds! ~2 Peter 2:24