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God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8

We have peace with God. “Upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace” (Isa. 53:5). Jesus stood in our place as our substitute. The punishment that would have been ours was on Him, and now we have peace with God.

November 11 was the day when the armistice, which ended the first World War, was signed in France. Almost 3,000 men died on the last day of the war, but at 11 o’clock, all hostilities ceased, and there was peace.

God has signed an armistice for all who are in Jesus Christ—no more wrath, punishment, or condemnation. All sins, transgressions, and iniquities are forgiven. “Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ” (Rom. 5:1).

We are being healed. “With his wounds we are healed” (Isa. 53:5). Our healing will consist of complete freedom from all our transgressions, iniquities, and guilt. We will recover completely from our wounds—and this healing will be ours because of all Jesus endured for us on the cross.

There is a difference between our peace and healing. Peace is a declaration; healing is a process. But, in Christ, the process of our healing has begun, and in Christ it will one day be complete.

The Apostle Peter tells us what this healing looks like when he quotes Isaiah 53: “By his wounds you have been healed. For you were straying like sheep, but have now returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls” (1 Pet. 2:24-25).

Healing begins as we walk by faith with the Good Shepherd, and healing will be complete when He brings us into His presence. Death will not bring us into judgment, but into a glorious new life in the presence of God.

Everything in you that resists the will of God will be gone forever. All that is twisted will be wonderfully straightened out. We will be clean and pure, and we will never sin again.

Do you have peace with God? Has your healing begun?