Bruised Reed: Healing in Christ

You may not even realize how much you are hurting … I certainly didn’t for quite some time … but Jesus knew … yes, He knew better than anyone that I was in great pain. It wasn’t just because I considered myself to be a MTF transgender. There was much more to it … a lot more. But, Jesus is called the Great Physician. He healed countless people while He was on this earth, and He continues to heal people every day. He has healing for you.

“The LORD builds up Jerusalem (His Church); He gathers together the outcasts of Israel. He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.” Psalm 147:2-3

In Isaiah 42, the prophet who “saw the LORD sitting on a throne, high and lifted up …” says of Jesus, “A bruised reed He will not break, and smoking flax He will not quench; He will bring forth justice for truth.”

Jesus will not take people who are “bruised” and break them. He will not take a person who is fainthearted … whose light is about to be snuffed out … and deal unjustly with them. He is not like that at all. He is gentle and humble with all who come to Him for salvation.

As I mentioned in the Introduction, one of my favorite Scriptures about Jesus is Matthew 11:28-30. “Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”

Again, Jesus is “gentle” and “humble” … He will deal with you in lovingkindness. In Psalm 18, the LORD comes to King David and delivers him from his foes … considers him “His delight” (verse 19) … and in verse 35, David says, “Your gentleness has made me great.” God knows that our path to greatness … becoming more like His beloved Son, Jesus … is not through rough treatment, but rather through His kind and loving care.

Just before verse 35, in verse 34, David says, “He teaches my hands to make war, so that my arms can bend a bow of bronze.” God knows that we are weak and hurting, but He will teach us how to deal with the enemy. Read the pages, “No Temptation” and “God’s Armor”.