Me too: Healing and hope through Jesus

Published Nov 11, 2017 at 4:00pm

As I see stories surface lately from those who have suffered abuse, particularly sexual abuse, my heart goes out and grieves for you.

I want to write to you today, you who are suffering from the wounds in your soul that no one can see.

The very wounds that crush your very soul. 

You might have seen in a blog, article, or on social media people who are courageously sharing their story and/or simply just writing “Me too.”

First, I want to tell you how proud I am of those who have shared their hurts, brokenness, guilt and shame through this.

Secondly, I wanted to let you know that Jesus came to this earth to heal these very hurts you have experienced from abuse.

Jesus came to give life to the fullest so we don’t have to live in the hurt, pain, and anger of what others have done against us.

He can heal all soul wounds.

Isaiah 61:1 talks about when Jesus would come to this earth as the messiah:

“The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor.

“He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners.”

Jesus came to not only die on the cross but He came to “bind the brokenhearted.”

To bind the brokenhearted is translated to bandage our soul (the affective center of our being).

When a person has a physical wound on their body, the wound is covered with a dressing for the main purpose that it does not become infected. 

When a wound is not dressed or dressed improperly it can become infected.

That can happen to our soul wounds; they can become infected when they are not bandaged properly.

Some of the infections that come from our soul wounds can be depression, anxiety, hatred, anger, etc…

However, Jesus has come to bind our souls and when He does He keeps infection away and when the bandage comes off our souls can be healed!

This is a process and something only Jesus can do.

We have a soul healing ministry at our church, Rome Alliance Church, called Mending the Soul that helps women who have suffered abuse of any type to find healing and hope in Jesus’ name.

I want to start the next wave of “Me too.” It would represent that another was healed by Jesus. 

If you would like to know more about this ministry please call the church 315-336-3483 or email me at bryce@romealliancechurch.org.

We have a new semester starting in January and would love to put you in touch with a wonderful woman who runs this — and put you in touch with the greatest healer of all time, Jesus!