DAILY VIDEO DEVOTIONAL
Healing Our Injuries
Today I want to talk to you about Healing Our Injuries. One thing I’ve learned in the Christian life is if you really try to live for him, there are going to be times in which you get hurt. You’re going to experience injury. There are going to be some injuries that are caused or self-inflicted. There are going to be injuries that come from people who hurt you, but there will be injuries.
In fact, it’s very interesting. We’ve been looking at this passage of Scripture from Hebrews, chapter 12, during our devotion time. In verse 13, it says something very interesting. It says, “Make straight the paths for your feet so that no joint might be put out of place.”
When I first started running and training, I went to my former high school coach, and I talked to him about it. One of the things he said (because I’m older now and not in high school) was, “Sammy, you need to find a straight place to run, a soft place to run, where there are not a lot of potholes, because there’s this tendency the older you get that you could get a joint put out of place really easily if you’re running on surfaces that aren’t good.” What was he saying? He was saying this to us as a Christian. When he says, “Make straight the places you run,” make sure you’re running on a path that is God’s path for you, not a crooked path. You know, don’t tempt God. God doesn’t want you to go out and just place yourself in temptation. There will be enough temptations to come your way. So run on that straight path God has for you.
Then secondly, when the injuries do come, you want to heal those injuries. How do you heal those injuries? How do you? First of all, it’s only by the grace of God. God’s grace is miraculous. God’s grace can heal us. God’s power can touch us when you’ve been hurt.
Now a hurt can come from perhaps something you’ve done. Perhaps you violated one of God’s truths, some of God’s Word. You’ve been injured. You’ve failed. You’ve fallen flat on your face, and you can’t get up. Well, it’s going to take some time, but God will heal you, and God will give you the strength to get back up and to run that race.
The second thing that happens when we’re injured often is someone says something or someone does something to us that hurts us. We have these weaknesses on the inside, and it just pierces us. We get offended. We get riled up, whatever it is. We get injured.
Well, what you need to do is you need to go to Jesus and just lay it at the cross. One of the things I’ve learned is healing flows from the cross. Grace flows from the cross. It’s at the cross that Jesus said, “Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do.” Forgiveness comes from the cross. When we need forgiveness, that’s at the cross. When we need to forgive others, we look to Jesus. He gives us the supernatural grace to forgive others, and those injuries are healed.
Heal your injuries. Put your feet on that straight path. Don’t let them get put out of shape. When they do, when you get hurt, you run with the grace of God, and his grace will be sufficient to heal your injury.
Luke : Chapter 23
26) As the soldiers led him away, they seized Simon from Cyrene, who was on his way in from the country, and put the cross on him and made him carry it behind Jesus. 27) A large number of people followed him, including women who mourned and wailed for him. 28) Jesus turned and said to them, “Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me; weep for yourselves and for your children. 29) For the time will come when you will say, ‘Blessed are the childless women, the wombs that never bore and the breasts that never nursed!’ 30) Then “‘they will say to the mountains, “Fall on us!” and to the hills, “Cover us!”’[b] 31) For if people do these things when the tree is green, what will happen when it is dry?” 32) Two other men, both criminals, were also led out with him to be executed. 33) When they came to the place called the Skull, they crucified him there, along with the criminals—one on his right, the other on his left. 34) Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.”[c] And they divided up his clothes by casting lots.
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