The Lord is near to those who have a broken heart, and saves such as have a contrite spirit. (Ps 34:18)
He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. (Ps 147:3)
The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because He has anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed . . . (Lk 4:18, emphasis added – see also Isa 61:1)
In the verse above, a “contrite spirit” means someone who is crushed in spirit; emotionally beaten down; or someone who has had all hope taken away from them. The term brokenhearted would truly apply to someone like that. The Word of God says that God heals people who are brokenhearted!
When the Scripture says that the Lord heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds (bandages the wound), this in itself is a source of comfort and encouragement. For when the Lord gives a person a “bandage,” it is not the stuff of flesh and blood. His bandage contains the healing balm of His presence and the supernatural power of God! He is the Lord our Healer (Ex 15:26d)! Hallelujah!
He, alone, is able to heal every condition, and every complaint. Jesus is the balm of Gilead who miraculously heals all who come to Him. (Ps 30:2; Mal 4:2a; Mat 8:17; 1 Pet 2:24) He repairs and redeems every situation to the glory of God. All that we need to do is to invite Him into the situation through prayer.
The Lord has the power and the desire to heal physical illnesses; mental conditions; financial shortages; and even relationships. Just look to the One who says: “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.” (Mat 7:7)
Here are some other Bible verses that will encourage your faith and sustain you in times of trial, pain, or difficulties. These passages testify that Jesus is able to resolve every challenge, trial, and situation. He protects us and strengthens us, and gives us His Word to rely upon.
- The Lord is our shield and our reward. (Gen 15:1)
- The Lord is our strength. (Ps 18:1, 32)
- When we seek the Lord, we shall not lack any good thing. (Ps 34:10b; 84:11)
- With God all things are possible. (Mat 19:26; Mk 10:27 – emphasis added)
- All things are possible to the one who believes. (Mk 9:23 NASB)
- All of God’s promises in Christ to us are “Yes” and “Amen.” (1 Cor 1:20)
- The Lord has pleasure in our prosperity. (Ps 35:27)
- He brings out those who are bound into prosperity. (Ps 68:6)
- Those who trust in the Lord will be prospered. (Prov 28:25b)
- Is ANYTHING too hard for the Lord? (Gen 18:14; Jer 32:27 – emphasis added)
- God’s blessings upon us make us prosperous and He adds no sorrow to it. (Prov 10:22)
- The Lord is our reconciler, mediator, and peacemaker. (1 Tim 2:5; Heb 8:6; 9:15; 12:24)