Jesus Heals Broken Things, Especially Our Hearts

Jesus Heals Broken Things, Especially Our Hearts

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;
  • Divorce;
  • 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!

God Heals the Brokenhearted

God Heals the Brokenhearted

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)