Daily Reflections

Healed by His Wounds

August 21, 2022 Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree. —1 Peter 2:24

Trusting God to write our stories in a world where we have been sinned against might seem unattainable and perhaps even ludicrous—if we didn’t have a Savior who knows what it is to be sinned against through no fault of His own. Though He was the object of unimaginable abuse, He trusted God to write His story.

And what was the outcome? “By his wounds you have been healed” (1 Pet. 2:24).

In Christ’s willingness to bear the wounds we inflicted on Him, we have been healed of the wounds inflicted on us by our sin and that of others. Through His trust in the Father, our hearts have been brought back to God.

Even so, as we entrust ourselves to God when we’ve been sinned against, He may not only bring us healing but may also use us to be instruments of healing and repentance to our offenders. Regardless of whether we ever live to see that fruit in this life, we know the One who judges justly will one day right every wrong.

Make it Personal

Praise God that one day, He will right every wrong—the ones done to you and all of those throughout history!