By Pastora Monique Lopez Ong
Hurt people hurt people. It is a vicious cycle. If you are wounded, the people around you will become wounded too. There are people we will encounter daily that we will not understand because they are wounded. Genesis 4:23-24 says, “One day Lamech said to his wives, “Adah and Zillah, hear my voice; listen to me, you wives of Lamech. I have killed a man who attacked me, a young man who wounded me. If someone who kills Cain is punished seven times, then the one who kills me will be punished seventy-seven times!””
all wounds and sin began in the garden of Eden. And because it is a wound, it hurts. Everybody hurts when they are wounded. But knowing our wounds is the beginning of healing.
What things hurt you and why are you getting wounded? Most importantly, how can you be healed? Jeremiah 30:17 says, “I will give you back your health and heal your wounds,” says the Lord. “For you are called an outcast— ‘Jerusalem for whom no one cares.’” You are here because God is the healing God. He wants to heal and restore you. He wants to heal all of you, body, soul and spirit. Your body is the easiest to heal. Skin and tissue heal over time. But there is pain that you do not see. The soul takes painful emotional injuries in the past that need to be dealt with over time. But the spirit, when wounded, disrupts your relationship with God or your spiritual practices. That is why some people stop going to church. Many people say they are ok most of the time. But really, when you probe deeper, they are not.
There are 8 different kinds of emotional wounds that can destroy a person. Everybody has wounds. If you know which wounds have hurt you, healing will come faster.
Father/mother wounds - the absence of love from a father or mother inflicts wounds on a person Deuteronomy 8:31 says, “The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.” If you do not have a good earthly father or mother, your Father in heaven is good and He loves you very much. Do not be afraid.
Dark night of the soul - an extremely difficult and painful period in one’s life that you feel completely lost, powerless and hopeless (ex: death of a loved one, break-up of a marriage, or the diagnosis of a life-threatening illness) Isaiah 9:2 says, “The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned.” The Lord will love you i your darkness moments; it is during this time when His light shines brightest.
Abandonment - being left behind by a loved one. Psalms 27:10 says, “Even if my father and other abandon me, the Lord will hold me close.” If you have been abandoned, God will always be there. You will never be alone.
Rejection - feeling of not being good enough. Psalm 118:22 says, “The stone that the builders rejected has now become the cornerstone.” God is telling you that what man has rejected is the one that He will choose.
Injustices - living in an environment where the main caregivers are cold, authoritarian and emotionally absent; feeling of living in an unfair world. Romans 8:28 says, “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” Inside your house, the people are not doing good to you but God is always at work in your life.
Violence - being hurt physically or emotionally
Humiliation - when you are embarrassed in front of other people. Psalms34:17-18 says, “The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles. The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” The Lord is always with you.
Betrayal - violation of a person’s trust or confidence. Exodus 14:14 says, “The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.” You do not need to do anything. God will fight your battles for you.
We have a wounded healer. His name is Jesus. If we are talking about wounds, Jesus went through it all. He understands all the hurts that you have. Jesus acquired seven kinds of wounds for you.
Sweating blood - Luke 22:44 says, “And being in anguish, he prayed more earnestly, and his sweat was like drops of blood falling to the ground.” Why did His sweat become blood? He knows that the path He will tread is difficult; but He allowed the will of the Father to happen. He sweat blood in obedience so that you can be saved.
Scourging - Isaiah 53:5 says, “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.” He accepted all the scourging so that you can be whole.
Crown of thorns - Mark 15:17 says, “They put a purple robe on him, then twisted together a crown of thorns and set it on him.” Every bondage you have is being broken by the crown of thorns so that you may be delivered in Jesus’ name.
Beaten head - Matthew 27:30 says, “They spit on him, and took the staff and struck him on the head again and again.” Jesus was struck in the head so that you can have peace in your mind.
Nail pierced hands - John 20:20 says, “After he said this, he showed them his hands and side. The disciples were overjoyed when they saw the Lord.” He took His nail-pierced hands so that you may be clean.
Mutilated feet - Luke 10:19 says, “I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you.” It carried the weight of His body and it had the nails. He put all things in subjection under His feet and gave Him as head over all things in the church. God has given you the authority and nothing will harm you. Jesus was wounded so that you will have authority and power.
Riven side - Ezekiel 36:27 says, “And I will put my Spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws.”
Our wounded healer, His name is Jesus. All the wounds that you have has an answer. His name is Jesus. He is the healer of all wounds. He came to earth and became man for all of you. He chose to die on the cross because He knows that you cannot pay for all of your sins. He took all the wounds and paid for them all. It is the time to rejoice. Everything that you are going through, He is ready to heal. Are you ready to be healed?