Jesus Paid it All

For those who have been abused, for their abusers, and indeed for all of us with sins small and great, we have this hope: Jesus Paid it All.

He paid for all the sins so repentant sinners can be free to receive His forgiveness.  His forgiveness makes it possible for us to be forgiving of those who harmed us.  It’s certainly not an easy or instantaneous action for us to have regarding those who have hurt us.

I wrote an in-depth article on Forgiveness a while back.  It might be worth a read if you’re struggling with the idea of forgiving those who hurt you.  After the summary page, there are two additional pages of deeper thoughts about the importance of forgiveness.

Knowing that Jesus paid it all, we can rest in Him, trusting in His justice and love.  For the abuse victim, there is forgiveness for sins we have committed and vindication (including payment for the wrongs committed against us) at which point justice is finally done.

For abusers, there is forgiveness extended, too.  Repenting of your sins, you will find that Jesus can make even the worst sinner whole.  Jesus made it certain that justice was done here, too.  Because He paid it all.

Jesus paid it allThe hymn Jesus Paid it All expresses this situation well.

I hear the Savior say,
“Thy strength indeed is small;
Child of weakness, watch and pray,
Find in Me thine all in all.”

Refrain:   Jesus paid it all,
All to Him I owe;
Sin had left a crimson stain,
He washed it white as snow.

For nothing good have I
Whereby Thy grace to claim,
I’ll wash my garments white
In the blood of Calv’ry’s Lamb.


And now complete in Him
My robe His righteousness,
Close sheltered ’neath His side,
I am divinely blest.


Lord, now indeed I find
Thy power and Thine alone,
Can change the leper’s spots
And melt the heart of stone.


When from my dying bed
My ransomed soul shall rise,
“Jesus died my soul to save,”
Shall rend the vaulted skies.


And when before the throne
I stand in Him complete,
I’ll lay my trophies down
All down at Jesus’ feet.


Categories Articles, Articles and Devotionals | Tags: | Posted on October 23, 2013

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