Spiritual Healing | 1 Peter 2:24
1 Peter 2:24 “He himself bore our sins” in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; “by his wounds you have been healed.”
The human heart is caught in a contradiction. On one hand God has placed eternity in our hearts, leaving us with a God-shaped hole. We suffer from an inward famine. We are starving for God. On the other hand we want to be our own god, call our own shots, be in control of our lives. We are afraid to surrender.
Our fear takes us on a quest to find fulfillment and satisfaction. Like the old song says, we are looking for love in all the wrong places. Everything we do to try to reach our destination leaves our hearts just as empty and hungry as when we began. We need God, but we want to be our own god. We are afraid to surrender.
Is your fear of surrender keeping you from God? Look at today's passage. Jesus bore your sins in his body on the cross so that we could die to sins--surrender--and live for righteousness. It's time to stop running. Healing comes by the wounds and the work of Jesus on the cross. I invite you to pray the following prayer.
Father, I am tired of running. I am tired of being afraid. I am tired of trying to fill the hole in my heart with the stuff of this world. Right now I surrender. I trust in Jesus, who bore my sins on his body on the cross. I want to die to my sins and live for you. I want to be healed by the work of Jesus. Please take away my fear and help me to surrender. In Jesus' name. Amen.