4 Thoughts for Sorrow

Surely He took up our infirmities and carried our sorrows, yet we considered Him stricken by God, smitten by Him, and afflicted. (Isaiah 53:4)

Appearances can so easily deceive. It appeared as if God was striking at Jesus, but in reality Jesus struck our hearts.

With nail-torn hands He grasped our sorrows, and carried ALL that was unwell in us.

We can know:

  • It is in the grip of our sorrow that the Man of Sorrows becomes as real to us as the sorrow itself.
  • It is the Man of Sorrows who offers repair where there is despair.
  • It is the Man of Sorrows who takes a seemingly infinite pain and makes it finite.
  • It is the Man of Sorrows who charges our brokenness with His electrifying release of love.

Blessing and healing is found in His presence.

The Man of Sorrows did not take our burdens simply as a divine act of nobility, He carried these sorrows so we don't have to.

'Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls'. (Matthew 11:28-29)

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'Formal religion always makes fertile soil for false religion'. ~ Gilbert W. Kirby

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