November 26, 2022

God Heals the Brokenhearted

Key Verse to Read and Treasure

He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds—Psalm 147:3

For Insight

This is truly a reason to rejoice! How many times have you had your heart broken? The heart, as an organ, is fragile and tender, and so is the spiritual heart, which we often call our soul.

Our soul (spiritual heart) houses our emotions/feelings, thoughts, character, temperament, will, faith, hopes, dreams, and so forth. In one sense it is strong and resilient, and in another sense it is tender, fragile, needing to be cared for and nurtured.

When our heart is broken, we can’t entrust it to just anyone. In order to be healed and restored we need to return to the One who made it and breathed life into it; the Master of our soul (heart). The world is a heart-breaker but our God is a heart-fixer and mender.

How has your heart been broken? Is it broken now? Have you experienced the pain of losing a loved one in death? Gone through a painful divorce? Parented or parenting a prodigal? Been passed over for promotion you truly deserved? Had your hopes dashed and dreams crushed? Experienced miscarriage? Endured abuse?

God does not just put a band-aid over our broken heart, so that the wound is still seeping, in danger of becoming infected, but he binds the open wound by applying his special ointment directly on the pain. Nobody can heal the brokenhearted like he does nor bind a wound the way he does. If you heart is broken allow yourself to be vulnerable one more time and entrust your brokenness to God he will not only heal your broken heart but he will bind up the wound so it heals without leaving an unsightly scar.

Jesus, thank you for promising to take my broken heart and healing me as only you can. Thank you for the promise to bind up my soul wounds. In you I am made whole and restored. Amen

Life Lesson

Healing broken hearts and binding up our soul wounds is one of God’s specialties.

Digging Deeper

Read Psalm 34:18

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