Healing for a Broken Heart
Has your heart ever been broken? How do you find healing for your broken heart? Where do you turn?
Several years ago about this time one of my dearest girlfriends died. She lived a good distance away, but earlier, our kids had grown up together in the same town, and our families had spent many cool, Colorado vacations together. She taught me so much about life, and I felt a huge loss and emptiness at her passing. I had hoped to spend even more time with her in our later years, but that didn’t happen. Even though I knew she was enjoying Jesus’s presence in eternity, I still grieved.
The loss of parents, children, a spouse, or anyone close to us can leave our hearts in need of mending.
Some of you may have experienced a betrayal or divorce, or you’re still struggling with a prodigal son or daughter. Most of us have plowed through devastating circumstances at one time or another.
But for me, the greatest heartbreak of all is when I grieve God’s heart through sin–failing to trust and obey Him.
Bible Promise for a Broken Heart
He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds (Psalm 147:3, NIV).
The promise in Psalm 147:3 is a wonderful Bible promise for us. It can apply to all these hurts and more. It’s one that has brought me comfort in so many situations including the loss of my precious friend and so many others.
The healing may not always be instant, but God’s presence is. He will walk with you step by step, even when you think you can’t go any further. He is always there to hold your hand and mend your broken heart.
God, the Great Heart-Healer
God is the Great Heart-Healer! He bandages our wounds and makes us whole again. In fact, He is the only One who can.
Have you asked Him to heal your broken heart? He’s waiting to hear from you.
My Prayer for You
Lord, You are indeed the great Heart-Healer! When our hearts are broken and in need of healing, thank You for being there to repair the damage and make us whole again. Thank You for caring about the painful details of our lives, and for loving us through every rough situation.
How have you experienced a broken heart? How did God help “bind up your wounds?”