Man of Sorrows

by | Jun 10, 2023

Jesus chose to be a Man of sorrows because He loves us so much. He willingly bore our griefs and carried our sorrows so that we wouldn’t have to carry the weight of sin. We become rooted in God’s love as we see Jesus as a Man of sorrows.

As I am so consumed with God’s love, fear has no room to torment my heart.

I have found healing and joy as I see how much Jesus loves me and that He was willing to be a Man of Sorrows for my liberty and joy.

Though He is the King of kings and Lord of lords, He chose the title of Man of sorrows and was willing to suffer so that we could be saved and made right with God.

He gave Himself to be a lamb led to the slaughter (Isaiah 53:7). “He was despised and rejected by men, 
A Man of sorrows and acquainted with grief” (Isaiah 53:3).

Jesus knew He would be despised and rejected, yet He willingly gave of Himself. It pleased Him to be acquainted with grief knowing we wouldn’t have to carry the weight of sin. He bore our griefs and carried our sorrows because He loved us that much and couldn’t bear the thought of us apart from Him (Isaiah 53:4). 

What God would want to suffer for us? There is only one and that is Jesus.

Jesus suffered for us and did it with the joy set before Him (Romans 12:2).

There is no greater love than God’s love. He paid a high price for us when He didn’t have to. He gave us eternal life when we deserved eternal death in hell. 

Ask God to give you a greater revelation of how Jesus was a Man of sorrows for you. When you’re not feeling loved, remember that Jesus died for you because He loves you and found you worthy to die for.

Jesus is your maker and husband (Isaiah 54:5), your ultimate lover. 

Jesus chose to come as flesh to be a sacrifice for you and shed His blood to purify you from all unrighteousness.

In His suffering, we find our healing and eternal life. Because Jesus bore our griefs and carried our sorrows, we no longer have to bear our own griefs and carry our sorrows. 

He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him,
And by His stripes we are healed (Isaiah 53:5).

Don’t believe the lie that you aren’t worthy to be loved. You are loved greatly by a great God.

If we knew how much we were loved by God, we wouldn’t live in fear, unforgiveness, anger, jealousy, and darkness. 

When we are rooted and established in God’s love, we become filled to the measure of all the fullness of God (Ephesians 3:17-19).

God encompasses love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control which means in Him we too will encompass all that His Spirit is. 

There is power in knowing how much God loves us. God loved us so much that Isaiah 53:10 says, “Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise Him; He has put Him to grief.”

It pleased God to crucify Jesus, His only begotten Son, because He knew through Jesus we would be made right and saved.

It pleased God to suffer because we are His pleasure.

If God has gone out of His way to save our souls, why do we live in fear? Why do we harbor unforgiveness when we have been greatly loved by the greatest of all?

Jesus gives hope like no other. Only He is able to turn our ashes into beauty, our mourning into joy, and replace our spirit of despair with the garment of praise (Isaiah 61:3). 

We were all born into sin that prevents us from living an abundant life and having eternal life with Jesus. 

We must get to a point where we realize we NEED Jesus to find life here on earth and for eternity. 

Without Jesus, we are just ashes. Without Him, we are doomed to hell and have no hope. But with Jesus, we can rejoice every day knowing the end of our story is victory. We don’t have to spend a day mourning because He has taken upon our sins, sorrows, and grief.

Jesus was crucified so that we could be saved.

When we get a revelation of how Jesus was a Man of sorrows, we become rooted in His love like never before. So remember, Jesus was a Man of sorrows for you.

Prayer: Jesus, thank You for bearing our grief and carrying our sorrows. Even though we are worthy, you still sacrificed yourself so that we could have joy.

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