Friday, November 7, 2008

Jesus Wants To Heal Your Heart

Here is another daily reading from John Eldredge. If you like these posts, I would encourage you to subscribe to his Ransomed Heart emails. Today's email is an invitation from our Lord for our healing. As we shepherd our children's hearts, we must remember that the sin we find their can be healed by the love of Jesus. He wants to heals all the fears, insecurities, trauma, misunderstandings, etc., that lead to sinful behavior.
Enjoy.


Ransomed HeartJesus Wants To Heal Your Heart
11/07/2008

The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not be in want.
He makes me lie down in
green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters,
he restores my soul.
(Psalm 23:1-3).

He heals the brokenhearted
and binds up their
wounds. (Psalm 147:3)

Heal me, O Lord, and I will be healed;
save me and I will be saved,
for you are the one I praise. (Jeremiah 17:14)

But for you who revere my name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its wings. (Malachi 4:2)

He welcomed them and spoke to them about the kingdom of God, and healed those who needed healing. (Luke 9:11)

For some reason this has been lost in the recent offerings of the church. Perhaps it has been our pride, which has kept us from admitting that we are broken. Lord knows I’ve done that for years – probably am still doing it now. Perhaps it is our fear of getting our hopes up; it seems too good to be true. Perhaps it's been the church’s almost total focus on sin and the cross. But the Scripture is abundant and clear: Christ came not only to pardon us, but to heal us. He wants the glory restored. So, put the book down for just a moment, and let this sink in: Jesus can, and wants, to heal your heart. What does that rouse in you?

(Waking the Dead , 134-136)

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