A Word of Encouragement

By His Wounds We are Healed

FMF Word Prompt : Healed

But he was pierced for our transgressions,

    he was crushed for our iniquities;
the punishment that brought us peace was on him,
    and by his wounds we are healed.

Isaiah 53:5 (NIV)

The other day, I burned my hand.

Cleaning a candle votive can be frustrating. The wax sticks stubbornly to the sides of the votive.

So I decided that pouring boiling water into the votive would remove the last of the wax.

clean a candle votive
Note to self: Don’t pour boiling water into this votive.

So I went to the sink ….

grabbed the hot water carafe ….

held out the votive and poured ……..

The boiling water splash from the carafe over the votive and across my hand.

Thankfully, I was smart enough to get my hand under cool water quickly and then stuck it into an ice pack.


My pointer finger turned blood red.

Later that night, taking my shower, I could would not allow the water to run over my hand because the pain was intolerable. Since the water made my hand burn, I held my hand away from the shower stream while I bathed. It wasn’t easy to bathe with one hand, but I did the best I could and got out as quickly.

Is this our reaction emotionally, when we are wounded by the world?

Do we protect the wound and pull away from anyone or anything that might actually be the solution?

I recall my children getting splinters in their hand. Oh, how it would hurt, but they wouldn’t allow me to touch it … or even look at it.

Many times we do this with our Savior.

He comes to our aid, but we won’t let Him apply the necessary healing balm.

Because of our fear of additional pain, we hide the wound from the One who can actually heal the wound.

I’ve been participating in Christine Caine’s video study “Unashamed”.

20160909_120543.jpg In the second lesson, Chris talks about remaining imprisoned even though the chains are gone. Those who have been deeply wounded by life respond the same as my children with the splinter. They draw into themselves. They curl up in a fetal position and won’t even look up. Or they hide pain and putting on our tough game face. Therefore, they cannot heal


light at the end of the tunnel
photo credit:Deedster at pixabay

All we have to do is stand up and follow the light into freedom.

Christ took the pain and the shame on himself so that we could be healed. His suffering makes us free but we have to take the first step toward Him. We have to hold out that wound and cry out,

“It hurts, Jesus!”

The sooner we reach out, the sooner He can do his work in us.

Don’t wait another day.

Let’s be smart enough, brave enough to quickly reach out to Him. Let’s allow His blood to flow over us as a healing balm and make us free.

Mandy Farmer









how to clean a votive
Freeze the votive and then the wax pops right out!


P.S.   If you place your votive in the freezer for a bit, the remaining wax will pop right out!






Kate Motaung
Five Minute Fridays


It’s Friday! Time to link up with Kate Motaung

and the Five Minute Friday Girls.

This week’s prompt …HEAL

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10 thoughts on “By His Wounds We are Healed

  1. You’re so right about needing to let the Savior deal with our hurts and not try to hide them from the healing. I love that thought! Thank you.

    Stopping by from InspireMeMonday

  2. I’ve been learning how important it is to bring our hurts and wounds to God. Healing might not always come quickly and might even hurt a bit, but we still need to call on Him. He is so faithful and loving. Blessings to you, Mandy!

  3. Yeah, so glad that God is so patient with us. I think of my kids when they are hurt or sick and won’t take the medicine. I finally just say “fine. Just don’t come complaining to me later.” It’s good that God isn’t like me. 🙂

  4. This is so true: “Because of our fear of additional pain, we hide the wound from the One who can actually heal the wound.” I am so thankful that He is more persistent than we are though, and does not let go of us! Thanks for these good reminders! And I’ve done the same thing with my candles, more than once I’m ashamed to admit. 🙂

  5. thanks for dropping by! It’s a tough thing to do sometimes, but so freeing when we finally do it.

  6. You are so correct in our need to stop hiding our hurts!
    Once I showed mine to God, He graciously took them and healed them.

  7. Thank you for sharing healing truth in your post. Isaiah 53 touches me deeply each time I read it. Thanks for including this verse in your post. He willingly let Himself be pierced, crushed, and wounded for us. What a Savior! Visiting from FMF.

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