Jesus is My REDEEMER. He heals wounds, frees prisoners, forgives sin, and understands pain.
If you've been criticized, berated, verbally tormented, our REDEEMER knows the humiliation of that.
If you've been beaten, rejected, betrayed Jesus knows the sting of that.
How does Jesus know? Study His life and you will see that He walked through all of these and more.
Read Isaiah 53 where we are told in verse 3 "He was despised and forsaken of men, a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief; and like one from who men hid their face He was despised, and we did not esteem Him." Isaiah says that Jesus was , "smitten of God and afflicted; He was pierced, crushed, and oppressed."
Because our REDEEMER understands our suffering we have the freedom to run to Him when our pain and suffering seem to overwhelm us. He will have compassion and He will comfort us, for He understands. He understands ALL our suffering no matter how big or small.
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort,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.For just as the sufferings of Christ flow over into our lives, so also through Christ our comfort overflows. 2 Cor 1:3-5
Thank Jesus for REDEEMING me!
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Be blessed dear one.ReplyDelete
I needed that......... I am in a place right now that doing the right thing is so hard...... My flesh wants to fight back, but my spirit man is so tender to the Holy Spirit that I cannot do any different than what is asked of me to do..... but I cry alot because my heart is hurt......... thank you for reminding me that He is keeping watch........ReplyDelete
i love your thankful thursday posts.ReplyDelete
i thank Jesus for redeeming me. thank God for redeeming us.ReplyDelete
Amen! Knowing we have a great High Priest who is familiar with our trials and understands- helps me so much. He knows.ReplyDelete
Have a blessed weekend!!
You are sooooooooooo right.. Feelings come latter.... thanks for stopping by my devotional...ReplyDelete
Beautiful! I am glad we are redeemed. And I'm glad we can pass on the peace (and freedom from guilt,shame and suffering), abounding joy and hope that is ours b/c we have been redeemed from the clutches of death and hell. Satan has no hold on us, b/c we are covered by the blood of Christ! AMEN!ReplyDelete
AMEN!!!! and HE LIVES ever to make intersession for you and me!!!!ReplyDelete
AMEN SISTA!! He Lives:) Great post Sharon:) Love ya,ReplyDelete