Surely He has born our griefs And carried our sorrows; Yet we esteemed Him stricken, Smitten by God, and afflicted. But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed. Isaiah 53:4-5 NKJV
My wife has suffered ill health since she was a child. Her afflictions affect our entire family. It changes the way we live. Her life is not defined by sickness. Her life stands on the solid rock of faith in Jesus Christ. Her love for the Lord defines her. It blesses us!
When the first man and women chose to obey Satan and disobey God sin and death spread over the earth like a deadly cancer. The devil was given a measure of authority over the world. Humanity and creation became alienated from God.
Jesus paid the price for our sin. He took our sins past present and future upon Himself. Jesus brought us back into relationship with God the Father. Jesus was tortured died and rose from the grave so we can live the abundant life today and with Him in eternity!
As we journey through life in a fallen world it can be difficult to believe Jesus took away the sin of the world. When we lose our loved ones, it can be difficult to believe Jesus defeated the final enemy, death, at the cross!
It is by faith that we are forgiven of our sins past present and future. It is by faith in Jesus that we know we have eternal life in Him. It is by faith in Jesus that we can have joy despite our suffering pain and sorrow!
We were not created to live out our lives upon the earth and die. The life we live on the earth is only the beginning of our eternal existence. It is not the end. Healing from death and disease is a certainty for all believers. We have God’s Word and promise as a guarantee!
I have God’s Word and promise that my wife will live forever with the Lord. She will suffer trial and hardship. She will have to endure pain and heartache. Her body will decay and eventually fail. Her faith will not. Love that flows from faith in Jesus defines her life!
Jesus has provided healing and restoration for you. You can experience the joy that transcends the circumstances of life in a fallen world by faith in Jesus Christ!
You will live in the perfection of God’s love and presence for all eternity if you live by faith in Jesus today!
Do not let your life be defined by sin pain and sorrow. Let the love that flows from faith in Jesus define your life!
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