The Lord is close to the brokenhearted, and he saves those whose spirits have been crushed. (Ps 34:18 NCV)
He heals the brokenhearted and bandages their wounds. (Ps 147:3 NET)
My flesh and my heart may grow weak, but God always protects my heart and gives me stability. (Ps 73:26 NET)
For I am the Lord who heals you. (Ex 15:26c NKJV)
Charles Spurgeon said: “There are many sorts of broken hearts, and Christ is good at healing them all.” What a beautiful statement of faith and truth!
What types of things can break a person’s heart?
- The death of someone we love;
- Betrayal by someone who is dear to us;
- The end of a friendship;
- A miscarriage;
- Being helpless;
- Being bullied;
- A crisis on the job;
- A troubled church situation; or
- Recognizing that life is unfair, and that it contains pain and heartache.
Everyone has felt the anguish of a broken heart. If not, then it will occur at some time in the future. It seems that this is a part of life that cannot be avoided.
The reality is that God is with us in the midst of our brokenness, distress and torment.
Matthew 5:4 says: Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. Again, in Hebrews 13:5 we’re told: For He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” Jesus has promised that He will never leave us nor abandon us. He is always with us, and His love is always surrounding us. His Spirit is our Comforter.
Isaiah 53:3 reminds us that Jesus knows how we feel: He is despised and rejected by men, a Man of sorrows and acquainted with grief. And we hid, as it were, our faces from Him; He was despised, and we did not esteem Him.
Jesus was betrayed and ultimately rejected by mankind. He came to extend salvation, love, mercy, and healing to humanity; but we angrily refused Him, tortured Him and crucified Him.
And yet, Jesus was raised from the dead by the power of the Holy Spirit (Rom 8:11), and He came forth from the grave in power, valor, and ENDURING LOVE for us! How wonderful is our Savior! He is truly a God who actively and lovingly comforts us and binds up our hearts with bands of mercy, love and healing.
Trust in Jesus and turn to Him when you are brokenhearted and trust Him to heal your wounds. Hallelujah to His holy Name!