God never allowed you to be hurt. God never permitted it. God never agreed to it. God hates what was done to you. Jesus weeps even as you weep. God will judge and punish the people that did this to you.
God stepped down from heaven and comes to you now. Jesus is his name. Jesus comes to you now, to heal you. He comes to take your hand and walk you into healing, purity, beauty, power, newness, confidence, quietness, perfection, peace. Jesus comes to take your suffering and sorrow away. He comes to destroy every shred of hurt and darkness that touched you, and to put in you a new heart and a new spirit. Jesus comes to you now to make you completely new - the old you (hurt you) gone, and a new you standing, now and forevermore.
You might ask Christ, ‘Where were you when I needed you?’ You might cry, ‘If you can save and heal me now, why did you not protect me then?’ Jesus looks into your eyes as you cry, and he cries, too. His eyes well up with tears and he listens. He loves. He understands. He does not answer you with words, but with his own self. He does not judge you. He looks into your eyes and loves you. When you wipe your eyes, his head still hangs, his tears still drop to the floor. Jesus never gets over it. He never moves on. He never explains it away. He ‘hates wickedness’, and has no darkness in him. Nothing he has ever done - in your life or in anyone’s life - has hurt in it. He has always been with you, when man was against you and failed you. Jesus knows your pain and your story, because he was the only one who did not turn his face away. When men failed you and abandoned you, they abandoned him, too. When men hurt you and betrayed you, they hurt and betrayed him, too. When they abused you, they abused him, too. When those you had loved were not there for you in danger, they fled from Christ also. When we left you to be crucified, we left Jesus to be crucified, also.
It was not Jesus who failed you. When we crucified Christ, we crucified you with him. He is the only one that actually was with you, that stayed with you, that suffered and died with you. The rest of us fled, turned, denied. It is we who cannot be trusted. It is mankind that abandoned you.
Jesus will meet you here and now and walk you out of the tomb. He died with you, but rose again to life, and will walk you out of the tomb. This is where Christ meets you - here, in the grave where man left you. Here - today and now - Jesus asks you to trust him. Jesus asks you to believe that he has not failed you, and that he can walk with you into a new life, a new ‘self’, a new creation. Jesus knocks on the door of your heart to come in. Jesus offers you his hand to walk out through his door of eternal life. (John 10:9)
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‘I will put in you a new heart, and a new spirit.’ (Ezekiel 36:26)
‘Jesus came to destroy the works of the devil.’ (1 John 3:8)
‘In Christ is no darkness at all.’ (1 John 1:5)
‘Jesus hates wickedness.’ (Heb 1:9; Ps 45:7)
'Everyone in Christ is a new creation.' (2 Cor 5:17)
'Everyone in Christ - their old 'self' is crucified with Christ and gone!' (Gal 2:20)
‘A tree is recognized by its fruit…A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in him, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in him.’ (Matthew 12:33,35)
‘Jesus said, ‘The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, and he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor, to proclaim freedom to prisoners, to give sight to the blind and to set the oppressed free.’ (Luke 4:18)
‘A bruised reed he will not break, and a smouldering wick he will not snuff out!’ (Matthew 12:20/Isaiah 42:3)
No work of Christ has a shred of evil in it! (Mark 3:22-30)
Other scriptures to look up and allow to soak into your soul, to define the heart of Jesus and the Jesus you know: Matthew 18:6-9; Matthew 21:12-13; Acts 23:3 (and see verse 11); Luke 13:31-32; John 19:10-11; Matthew 12:22-32; Romans 12:15; John 11:35; Luke 19:42; Eph 3:14-21; Isaiah 32:17; Isaiah 1:18; Matthew 25:40; Rev 21:1-5; Rev 22:1-5.
'God says, 'You call me unjust? Is it not you, mankind, that is unjust?' (Ezekiel 18:25)
Peter Walker. I hope you enjoy these reflections. Please feel free to comment!:)