Ultimately, our relationship with God restores us and helps us cope with these wounds and overcome our fears. There are a few Biblical truth’s that help remind me that Jesus does come and bring comfort to those who are wounded and broken.
First, by knowing and growing in Him we are free! In John 8:32 Jesus said, “You will know the Truth and the Truth will set you free.” He goes on to say in John 14:6 that the truth is not a concept but it is Him and a relationship with Him, when He states that He is this Truth, “I am the way the Truth and the life, no one comes to the Father but by me.” He is the big “T” truth not just a concept or construct or way of living.
Secondly, the freedom and comfort He offers us in our wounds is something that we are to live out of and share with others. In 2 Corinthians 3-5 the Apostle Paul says it this way, “3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God. 5 For just as we share abundantly in the sufferings of Christ, so also our comfort abounds through Christ.”
Here is the link to the sermon that my friend shared with me. I hope it encourages you as it did me to continue to run to Christ and other safe people to find comfort and freedom in my wounds. http://www.villagechurchofeastatlanta.org/sermons/ - It is the one called “The Wound” by Adam Young.
Joe Bucha, LPC – firstname.lastname@example.org