A good example of this is what happened to the Olchesky family. They discovered this kind of restoration when their daughter made a miraculous recovery after falling into a pool.
He was wounded for our transgressions
The first part of this passage uses violent language to describe what Jesus underwent for our deliverance. He was crushed, pierced, and bruised under incredible stress and pain. Through it all, His suffering was not in vain. He restored us from our transgressions.
But what are transgressions? This is a word that we don’t often hear in today’s language. The definition of transgressions in the Bible has to do with the idea of a covenant. Covenants are contracts made between people, or between God and His people, and there are several examples in scripture.
Transgression occurs when someone breaks a covenant, breaching trust. The Hebrew word for transgressions is pesha (rebellion; to trespass). In rebelling against each other or against God, a void is formed that can only be bridged by redemption or restoration.
As flawed human beings, we had deep transgressions with God as our covenant was broken with Him. We could not save ourselves from the power of sin and death. Separation from God is a breach no human can heal. However, God provided a way for our restoration.
Christ chose to undergo the terrible pain that we deserved to restore our relationship with God. He faced our trespasses to take them down with the fierceness of His love and the fullness of His redemption.
By His stripes we are healed
The second part of this verse addresses our healing from sin and sickness. God calls us to redemption through the finished work of Jesus Christ. Where our human capabilities fall short, Christ meets us in our weakness and gives us His overcoming strength. Even when the reports don’t look good or the odds are against us, know that God hears our cries and provides a path forward. Jesus was whipped and tortured for our healing. Rather than looking at our physical conditions, cares, and circumstances, look to Jesus’ finished work at the cross. His body took all our sins so that our bodies could be healed, whole and redeemed. His physical form endured incredible pain so that we can live free today.
By His stripes, we’re healed from every sin. By His stripes, we’re healed from every disease. By His stripes, he demonstrated His overwhelming love towards us. With each stroke, He took the curse upon His perfect being to save our spirits, bodies, and hearts both now and forever. He broke the power of sickness, sin, and death over our lives. Look to him today and know that He has already provided a way for your peace, strength, and healing.