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Peace and Healing instead of Pain and Punishment.

by Stephanie Page

Recently I studied Isaiah 53. I love this passage. When I was young I memorized it and the words have always been imprinted in my head and on my heart.


"He grew up before him like a tender shoot,
and like a root out of dry ground.
He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him,
nothing in his appearance that we should desire him.

He was despised and rejected by mankind,
a man of suffering, and familiar with pain.
Like one from whom people hide their faces
he was despised, and we held him in low esteem.

Surely he took up our pain
and bore our suffering,
yet we considered him punished by God,
stricken by him, and afflicted.

But he was pierced for our transgressions,
he was crushed for our iniquities;
the punishment that brought us peace was on him,
and by his wounds we are healed.

We all, like sheep, have gone astray,
each of us has turned to our own way;
and the LORD has laid on him
the iniquity of us all.

He was oppressed and afflicted,
yet he did not open his mouth;
he was led like a lamb to the slaughter,
and as a sheep before its shearers is silent,
so he did not open his mouth. "

As I was studying these words the past few days I really thought on how Jesus was not appealing to look at. How he was marred beyond recognition. Beaten. Pierced. Bruised. Crushed. For me. When I close my eyes and envision my Savior he is beautiful, glorious, shining, handsome, lovely. That is not the picture painted here. Verse 2 says that there was nothing that should attract us to him, not beauty or majesty. He gave all that up, knowingly to justify me (v.11). He took my ugliness, my wrong, my shame, my hurt, my punishment and gave me his rightness, his freedom, his healing, his peace. So I can stand beautiful before my King.

Today I am once again reminded of my desperate need for a Savior. Today I am humbled again at what my Savior did for me.

Are you standing beautiful and free before your Maker today? Do you believe he has taken your uglies and exchanged them for beauty? Who do you know that needs peace and healing inside instead of pain and punishment? Will you share with them what Jesus has done?

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The Vine
by: Anonymous

How many times have i fallen short of God standard of rightousness.Fallen, broken, unworthy.
That is what i am. Thanks be to God that i am not left to myself and my own works, but rather, i have been grafted in to the true vine. Bearing his fruit because of His blessed mercy.I am so thankful that He was the first fruit sent by the
Father. Peirced and crushed, poured out as a drink offering. Now here we stand accepted!!!

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New Light
by: Cassie

I have read this passage before but not to the light that I did today. To think of the the suffering and his love for us...i have to admit, stops me in my thoughts. Thanks for posting this and for doing this study.

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Our Savior
by: Joanie Gonzales-Chavez

I am so humbled by my God. To think that he did give his One and only Son just so we may live Eternally! Jesus endoured all of what he did because he Loves us! I will forever praise him and be thankful for what was done. It is our greatest blessing we recieved that he done that for us!
My life is not always perfect, but i will Praise him. I don't always have the answers, but he does! If sadness comes upon me, he takes it away. I have a husband because of him, and i am a mother because he choose me to be! I will always live my life for Him because he put his down for me!!!!

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Jesus Beauty
by: Anonymous

Hello i was lead here today,i never really thought about that Jesus was not good looking,but my grandmother always told me that he was not a handsome man.When i vision him he is handsome,my King!I am so excited to c my King face to face,i believe in a pretrib rapture that is coming soon and i am excited to be the bride of Christ!

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Refreshed
by: aisa

Thank you first of all. I praise God for leading me to this page. I am refreshed with all that i read, Jesus my savior is truly our model in our lives. My married life this past 2 days had passed to the toughest days of my life, due to misunderstanding and my mistrust to my husband. I know and admit that it was my fault,and God is gracious for helping me fix things up and admit everything was my fault, and i have hurt my husbands feeling with those filthy accusations ive given him. Yet my husband remained humble and didn't fight back to hurt me as well, I praise and bless the Lord's name for things that had been fixed and settled. And for this wonderful passage from Isaiah. God bless us all.

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Thank You
by: Fava

I just would like to take this time to say thank you to God for being who he is. For sending his son Jesus to the world to give us a chance at salvation and righteousness. I am praying that God would reveal his devine plan for my life so that he will get the glory and all the praise. I know that I am not worthy of his grace, mercy, or forgiveness. But thanks be to God for his son Jesus and the blood that has been shed on Calvary. I spent many years pretending to be a Christian but I had not made God my Savior and Lord. Now that I am on the battlefield for the Lord I pray his strength to run this race before me to the end. Thanks be to God for the things he has done.

In Jesus Name Amen
"Fava"

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A wonderful Savior
by: Kalah

I have struggled most of my life with self worth. I never thought I was pretty enough or smart enough among some other things. I never believed that I was worth anything. Over the past two years I have been faithfull in becoming a part of my church. I am there somtimes more than I am home. But during this time I have learned how important I am to my Savior. A man that gave his life for me without ever looking back. Now I dont care about what people think. Because my Father Loves me and created me to be just like I am. I went from being that person who stood in church and clapped her hands wondering if anyone was watching making sure I did not clap too loud, to standing on stage sharing the beautiful talent that God gave me with my voice. Just three weeks ago was the first time I let the holy spirit move my body for me. I jumped for joy in his presance and never thought once about what people thought. Thank you God for this mighty work you are doing inside of me.

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Healing for me!
by: Jeanette

Its amazing to me how God gives us things we ask for. I struggled for so long with bitterness and anger. When I truly asked for forgiveness for even being so selfish God gave me healing and peace with those things I struggled. He took my anger and bitterness away like it was never there. Gave me hope and faith knowing he does care and is here for me and anyone who asks him. Thanks for this sight Im looking forward to coninue in this study!

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Blessed
by: Nichole

First off I want to say thank you so much for following your calling by God. I can honestly tell you that your bible studies are really helping me with my daily walk. If I read them over again I get something new each time. This one really got me thinking. I humbles my spirit to the core when I take the time to think of what our precious, loving, perfect, amazing Father did or me. Just saying He did all of this for "me" ..humbles me. Who am I Lord that you should sacrafise yourself for me?? I am so unworthy !! Right now I am the only one awake in my house but ever once of my being wants to just scream out with praise to Him. (and trust me ...comming from a woman who the wildest thing I have ever done in church is say Amen or raise my hand..thats a lot lol)

I really needed this today. Thank you !! Please pray for me. Right now my husband and I are having troubles. Nothing I know that God can not fix but I just need the comfert and wisdom of my Father through these times.

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