Only Jesus Can Heal the BrokenheartedHe heals the brokenhearted and bandages their wounds. —Psalm 147:3 NLT
When my husband’s ankle was x-rayed recently, the radiology department took pictures from several different angles. The trained eye of the surgeon reviewed the films and could see that his ankle was whole and ready for Pat to begin walking again. An untrained eye wouldn’t know any better. You would think his condition hadn’t changed at all because all you are looking at are the scars you see on the outside.
As my husband began to walk based on the direction given by the surgeon he could do so, it was amazing to watch the transformation. Every day were little victories; such as getting to walk an hour during his lunch break, to walking for longer periods of time, to eventually getting to put hard shoes on both feet again. He was especially excited to begin driving with his right foot again. It was a process of trust, knowing he was whole on the inside so he could begin walking whole on the outside.
Here on this earth you will experience heartache, difficulties andsorrows, and yet Jesus said in John 16:33 we can take heart because He has overcome the world. I like to think that despite all the hurt and disappointment and pain this world brings, He can heal our broken hearts and bandage all our wounds (see Psalm 147:3). He can make all things new again every time (see Isaiah 43:19).
The dictionary defines brokenhearted as to be overcome by grief or despair. Most people use the term brokenhearted usually to describe a failed relationship or loss of a loved one, but we know it could include so much more such as a job loss, disappointment with a friend, bankruptcy to name a few. Whatever triggered the brokenness, one thing is certain it can hurt deep down to the core of our being. It can cripple you emotionally and mentally and leave you in bondage if you let it..
When we go to our Great Physician and ask for His healing touch. He is there, lovingly ready to do a masterful job of bandaging our wounds and tenderly nursing our hurts until healing takes place. The process of healing begins on the inside first and He promises to be close by our side during the journey to recovery.
Maybe today you’re wondering if your heart can ever heal from the losses or disappointments you have experienced along the way. Call on your Great Physician right now. He loves you, believes in you and has already overcome the world on your behalf. He knows you can’t do it on your own, and He will help you begin feeling whole again. He will help you thrive not just survive. He will bring beauty for your ashes.
Put your trust in His promises and allow the washing of His Word to begin cleansing your wounds. Allow Jesus to take the burdens and bind up the hurts. Believe He will not fail you or let you down. Trust in Him to help you walk whole and complete again (see Hebrews 13:5-6).