Thursday, May 21, 2009

We Are Healed

By His wounds. That is how we are healed. Healed from our sins, death. We don't have to pay the price - He does it. He did it!! I woke up the other night (honestly, I had not fallen asleep yet) with this song on my heart. I watched this video in the middle of that night with tears streaming down my face. Realizing what I had done and what He chose to do for me. Take just a minute if you can and watch some of this. (don't leave me though, because I'm not done)


If that is the "only" healing I get, I want to be satisfied. My complete physical healing may never come. My family may never find healing. In the end those are not the things that truly matter. Don't get me wrong, I want them desperately and pray for them daily - but it can't be my focus.

I want to live a life of gratitude for what Christ did for a sinner like me. A woman who was in the pit for years. Shoot - I jumped in that pit. I stayed there because I thought I was having a good time. I made choices and decisions to sin. AND HE STILL CHOSE TO DIE FOR ME! He took the punishment to bring me peace.

Peace! That is what I would like my life to model. It's hard when anger is being spewed at me. When I see my kids suffering. When I want to "right a wrong." Then I remember it is not up to me to make all things right. God is in charge. He is the avenger. He is the healer. He is going to bring beauty from ashes.

Lord, I want to live a life worthy of your sacrifice. I want to live as the "healed" child that I am. Full of peace, joy, love, faithfulness, goodness, kindness. Remind me of the price you paid. Thank you for loving me and choosing me. A sinner, one who would turn my back on you. Thank you for what you will continue to do in our lives.

We are healed......


27 comments:

UL Cards Fan said...

And thank you Sheryl for all you do for me. You are a gifted writer and encourager but the gift I most envy (in a good, Christian way)is the way you "hear" from God. One example is your "bird verse". I love your openness and transparency. Thanks for sharing your journey with me. Looking forward to being face to face.

Love, Linda

Kimberly said...

Love that song Sherly! One of my favorites. Thanks for the reminder today to live! I love ya to pieces!

KB

Robynn's Ravings said...

You are ALWAYS such an encouragement, Sheryl, and I am SO SORRY you must live with this physical struggle. Life seems completely filled with them sometimes and can feel overwhelming. I know you must have those days, too - boy I do - but you press on and do it with joy. I'm so glad we're friends. :)

Cheri' said...

That was so powerful to watch -- and humbling! It was good to stop during this busy day and take note of the price Jesus paid!

Thanks Sheryl, for pointing us to Jesus and for all He did for us! Truly, only His blood can wash away our sins! What a tremendous sacrifice He made for you & me!

Farmgirl Paints said...

Beautifully written. You have such a way with words. Thank you for that post...amen sister!

Susan said...

you said it but this is exactly where I am at right now.

"My family may never find healing. In the end those are not the things that truly matter. Don't get me wrong, I want them desperately and pray for them daily - but it can't be my focus.


I want to live a life of gratitude for what Christ did for a sinner like me. A woman who was in the pit for years. Shoot - I jumped in that pit. I stayed there because I thought I was having a good time. I made choices and decisions to sin. AND HE STILL CHOSE TO DIE FOR ME! He took the punishment to bring me peace.

Peace! That is what I would like my life to model. It's hard when anger is being spewed at me. When I see my kids suffering. When I want to "right a wrong." Then I remember it is not up to me to make all things right. God is in charge. He is the avenger. He is the healer. He is going to bring beauty from ashes."

God reminded me this past week in my study time that he sees me and my struggles also my heart and he fights for me I just need to be still.

Here are the scriptures he gave me. 2 Chronicles 16:9
For the eyes of the Lord move to and fro throught the earth that he may strongly support those whose heart is completely His.

and
Exodus 14:14
The Lord will fight for you while you keep silent.

AWSOME! What and AWSOME God we serve!
Susan

Katrina said...

Thank you so much for your vote-- it gave me a chance to find your beautiful blog. You definitely have a way with words!

Now...back to reading your older posts...you have me hooked! :)

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Sheryl,

Your posts always bless me...this is a song I needed to hear today......I love your honesty....You are a special person

Jenn @ A Country Girl's Ramblings said...

Beautiful post about a truth we all need to hold close to our hearts!

Nicole said...

That video was so incredibly hard to watch. I know that's what He went through and it was even worse than that. I can't imagine. Thanks for sharing. I don't believe a coule years ago I could of watched as much of that video as I did. I am def growing and God is moving. I feel like the suffering that I been through the last couple years has made me suffering along with Him. Eventhough it's not exactly what He went through or even to that extreme but it was extreme to me, and He understands and knows.

The same with you friend. I pray healing over your body right now in Jesus Name. I pray for every limb and layer to be peeled back, revealed and healed in your precious name, Jesus.

I just listened to a sermon on the supernatural. I felt lead to share that with you for some reason. God wants to use us all in supernatural ways, for His glory!!!

Standing with you for healing in all areas of your life! He wants to use you in even more mighty and powerful ways than He already has, but to do that He wants to make you whole first!

Love you friend,
Nicole

Tammy said...

Knowing that every stripe on His back was for me causes my heart to be obedient.

Sheryl, I'm always blessed by your writing, I too had jumped in the pit.:(


love and hugs~Tammy

Just a little something from Judy said...

You got it right dear friend! The only place "real heartfelt piece" can be found, is in HIM. Love the song! Thank you for sharing it, and thank you for writing out your heart thoughts for us. We are all on the journey together, and we all need each other. You are loved!!

Kim in NC said...

Ok, it's not that I can't relate...

I want to also be able to say that He is all I need! It's just that I seem so far from having the faith to believe it.

You are doing a great thing here Sheryl. Thanks for your encouraging words.

Kim

Paula (SweetPea) said...

beatutifully said

Heather of the EO said...

As usual, a beautiful post written by a beautiful, healed YOU.

Suzanne said...

Oh man, I can't see the video. Maybe it's blocked from here at work. I'll have to look when I get home.

You really are such a blessing in your writing Sheryl.

Love you!

Suzanne :)

JMBMOMMY said...

Living like the healed me--love that. Blessings.

Susan said...

We are healed...

Thanks Sheryl for your prayers, we came home with a GOOD report!

I'm still praying for you♥

Pam said...

amen. amen. now if i would only be able to remember that... sigh...

Laura said...

Words can't say express what you mean to me, my friend. You encourage me on so many levels and you remind me to be real.
This journey that we are on have been filled with so many things but I am honored to have you apart of my life thorough it.
I love you..
Laura

Amrita said...

love to you Sheryl

Yolanda said...

Sheryl,

This was awesome and filled with truth. Truth of God and the honest truth of us.

Lovingly,
Yolanda

Farmgirl Paints said...

Hi Sheryl,
Thanks for checking in and praying. I so appreciate you and am so glad to see on your "update" that you are feeling a little better. I'm praying for you as well.

Joyfulsister said...

Amen Sis,
This is truly a heartfelt post and you my sister have such a heart for those whom you love!!!.
I pray and stand in the gap with you for the Lord to continue to fill you his peace that surpasses all understanding. Peace that will calm the storms in our lives, peace that will allow you go forward knowing he is in control. You are so loved my sistah!!! and I thank the Lord for you and for your honesty, courage, and strength. you will have sucj a powerful testimony that will bring healing to women everywhere I jsut know it.

Luv ya Lorie

Alicia, The Snowflake said...

Amen my friend! Yes, physical healing is nice. But God is more interested in our heart. He wants to know that it is healed. May we never forget that healing comes in more ways than one. Thank you for that great reminder! And I LOVE that song!

Kristen said...

I just found your blog and thank you so much for the reminder today! It is one that is always welcome!

Beverly said...

My favorite song ever!