I think it’s really important to always live in the light of the truth that Jesus – loves you!
He will care for you, when you are wounded; He will never leave you to struggle on – by your own depleted strength.
In Hebrews 2:14-18 (NIV), we read: “Since the children have flesh and blood, he too shared in their humanity so that by his death he might break the power of him who holds the power of death – that is, the devil – and free those who all their lives were held in slavery by their fear of death.
For surely it is not angels he helps, but Abraham’s descendants. For this reason he had to be made like them, fully human in every way, in order that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in service to God, and that he might make atonement for the sins of the people. Because he himself suffered when he was tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted.”
Selwyn starts by writing: “We return to the theme we were discussing in the days immediately prior to Christmas – can the darkness of depression, yield its riches to those who are willing to search for meaning? … One of the treasures that can come out of this darkness – is a deeper sensitivity and a more powerful motivation to reach out and heal the hurts of others. It is a fact – that often the best ‘healers’ are ‘wounded healers’.”
Returning to Hebrews, 4:14-16 (NIV): “Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has ascended into heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess.
For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are – yet he did not sin. Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.”
As Jesus helps us in our time of need; then, we too, will find it in our hearts a desire to help others who are ‘wounded’, and need our care.