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by Tammy Phillips
April 27, 2021
Surely, He hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem Him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. (Isaiah 53:4 KJV)
Do you believe that there is not one thing you will go through that Jesus did not understand and carry? If you believe the Bible is the word of God, I will show you exactly what He carried away for us.
The word “borne” in our focus verse is the Hebrew word, nāśā’, which means took, lifted up, and carried away. Yes, like the organization that lifts and carries rockets and space shuttles into outer space. He lifted up our griefs on the cross and sent them into oblivion, when we give them to Him.
What all did He take? The Hebrew word for griefs is ḥŏlî, which means sickness, disease, affliction, sadness, calamity. It is a derivative of ḥālâ, which means to be rubbed or worn, made weak or wounded, or pained. It is further derived from ḥûl, which means fear, whirl about, pain, tremble, travail, wait anxiously.
The wealth of the word of God says that it is true, He has borne our grief. He did not just bare our grief. He took, lifted up and carried away our every…
- WHAT MAKES US WHIRL
- WHAT MAKES US TWIRL
- WHAT MAKES US WRITHE
He bore the load. He took the burden. He carried it all. He even bore our wait.
What are we waiting for?
- What will bring us rest
- What will make us be still
- What will help us let go
- An answer
We are all waiting on something. This was a huge revelation to me. He took it all. If I give it all to Him, He will carry the load for me. He already did at the cross. He took my wait! He took the load of my weight! He took the wait of losing all this weight for me!
I enCOURAGE you to look to the Lord. He took it all for you, too. He has it all. He has healing for sickness and disease here on earth and ultimately, in heaven. He brings comfort to your pain. He has wholeness for brokenness. He will bring joy to your sadness. When you are weak, He is strong. When you are fearful, He says trust Him. When you are writhing, whirling and twirling, He is your Prince of Peace. When you are in the “wait,” He is the answer.