This post will conclude the series I have written on Kingdom skills: dealing with inner hurts.
As I mentioned in the first post on this topic, I spent two years researching the area of inner healing–at least in part because so many people we came across were wounded in various areas. At the end of that time, I was excited and thrilled to come to the conclusion that there is a single source for healing of the inner person–the death and resurrection of Jesus.
Take a look at this passage from Isaiah 53, and see how many of the problems we have discussed are actually dealt with by Jesus' death (links take you to the relevant post).
3 He is despised and rejected by men,
A Man of sorrows and acquainted with grief.
And we hid, as it were, our faces from Him;
He was despised, and we did not esteem Him.
4 Surely He has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows;
Yet we esteemed Him stricken,
Smitten by God, and afflicted.
5 But He was wounded for our transgression,
He was bruised for our iniquities;
The chastisement for our peace was upon Him,
And by His stripes we are healed.
6 All we like sheep have gone astray;
We have turned, every one, to his own way;
And the LORD has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.
Add to that the victory that Jesus won over Satan and his demonic forces when He died and rose again:
Then God made you alive with Christ, for he forgave all our sins. He canceled the record of the charges against us and took it away by nailing it to the cross. In this way, he disarmed the spiritual rulers and authorities. He shamed them publicly by his victory over them on the cross (Colossians 2:13-15).
All that we need for emotional wholeness is ours through what Jesus has done for us. When we apply these truths to our lives, we can be set free and we can set others free!