Wednesday Meditation: Isaiah 53:4-5

“And heaven knows, heaven knows
I tried to find a cure for the pain
Oh my Lord, to suffer like you do
It would be a lie to run away.”
Jon Foreman

On this earth that groans waiting for salvation, it is impossible to keep ourselves from pain. Pain inflicted by others intentional or not, pain inflicted by ourselves, and pain inflicted upon us by the Enemy of human souls. Whether the hurt be insignificant or catastrophic, no matter how hard we try to escape the it, the aches remains.

But Heaven knows, Heaven knows all about pain. And when I meditate on this, my heart is broken with love and gratitude for my Savior. My grief seems so much easier to bear because His grace is strong and my pain remind me of His love.

“Surely he has borne our griefs
and carried our sorrows;
yet we esteemed him stricken,
smitten by God, and afflicted.
But he was pierced for our transgressions;
he was crushed for our iniquities;
upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace,
and with his wounds we are healed.”
Isaiah 53:4-5

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