Bible Promise for Today: How to Find Healing for the Broken Heart

June 22, 2017

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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.

Day-votedly Yours,

Rebecca

t’s Your Turn to Share

What about you? How have you experienced a broken heart? How did God help “bind up your wounds?” Would you share your comments below? Your words might encourage someone today.

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A Prayer for Fathers and Grandfathers

June 15, 2017

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If you are Dad or Granddad, you are deserving of blessing and honor for who you are and for all you do. No matter what your age, single or married, here is a prayer of blessing for you for every good work, every good word, and for every act of love you have ever offered on behalf of the ones you love:

Dear Lord,

Bless every father and every grandfather with the best of your spiritual blessings today. Let him know he is not alone in the tasks you have given him to provide for and support those under his care. Show him how much you delight in his work, and affirm the value of whatever You have given him to do—both as a father or grandfather and as a child of Yours. Confirm his worth daily so he has no reason to doubt whether he is loved in the eyes of his Heavenly Father.  Read more

What God Promises When You Stumble

June 8, 2017

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The promises of God is a new personal study of mine to search out God’s promises in the Bible, and as I mentioned last week, I’d like to encourage you with a few of those findings, beginning with today’s blog.

What God Promises

I love what God promises in Psalm 37:23-24! God knows–and orders the steps of His children. He’s planned them from the very beginning. And He truly enjoys being involved in the details of our lives. Nothing is too small or too large for Him! Read more

Finding Hope When Good Intentions Go Bad

June 1, 2017

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Good Intentions

This year would be different. After all, gardens take work–and energy. I planned to minimize and maintain, nothing excessive this year. No need to buy new flowers. That’s why I planted perennials.

It all started with five bags of mulch–one bag per rose. That should make a soft cushy bed for my new rose garden and an easy way to discourage weeds. Veggies from previous years, too deprived of necessary sun, lost their place to this heartier variety of Knock-Out® rose.

But then I looked over at the azalea bed a few feet away, and the newly planted potato vines for this year. Hmm. Old mulch from past years had disintegrated or washed away. And everywhere I looked, our bushy creatures had been at play–or work. New little oak trees were springing up everywhere from the squirrels’ buried acorns.
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A Prayer for Peace Within

May 25, 2017

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Prayer for peace is something we all want and need. And while we all crave different kinds of peace, perhaps one that we all struggle with most from time to time is inner peace–peace within. If so, today’s blog is for you. While I always encourage you to pray your own prayer, perhaps these thoughts will be helpful to you. It’s yet another one in a series of helpful prayers I’ve been sharing with you for a few weeks.

Is your heart troubled? Are you feeling like the psalmist, who asked his own soul, “Why are you in despair? And why have you become disturbed within me?” One of the hardest parts of knowing peace is understanding how it has nothing to do with control. If you’re having trouble with trust or finding the words to pray above the howling of the scary storms, feel free to offer up these words to the Lord now!

When Confusion Reigns

Oh Lord, sometimes my insides feel like a battle zone, where missiles are falling too close to home. Other times I’m caught in an endless storm, with thoughts flying out of control. Confusion reigns, and defeat creeps in to steal my joy. I need your peace—the deep-down-in-your-heart kind that stays with me day and night and speaks confidently into the wind. Calm my anxious spirit, Lord; all the attacking “if-onlys” and “what-ifs” fill me with needless worry.

I know that trust is a big part of experiencing peace and that fear has no place in my life. Most of the things I worry about or dread don’t even happen. So I’m declaring my trust in you. I’m releasing the reins of my life again and asking you to take control. I may need to pray this same prayer daily, but I’m tired of the frenzy of life that leaves my schedule and my thoughts without any margin. I need more of you, Lord, and less of me.

Finding Peace Within

I surrender and admit: I can’t control people, plans, or even all my circumstances, but I can yield those things to you, and focus on your goodness. Thank you today for every good gift you’ve given, every blessing you’ve sent, all the forgiveness I did not deserve, and, yes, for every trial you’ve allowed into my life. You bring good out of every circumstance if I’ll only let go and believe you. I know that when I pray and give thanks instead of worrying, you have promised that I can experience the kind of peace that passes all understanding. That’s your kind of peace, Lord. And it’s the kind I crave.

Whenever I’m stressed, anxious, or afraid, help me remember to run to you. You’re the only one that can calm my fears and end my fretful behavior. Whether in trivial or heavy matters, I know you will not only give me peace; Lord, you will be my peace. And when I draw close to you—in prayer, in reading your Word, in helping another, in taking my mind off myself—you will be there, up close and personal.

I can’t handle these times alone, Lord. Will you speak peace and calm my storms, or hold my hand while we walk through them together? Will you bring the reassuring wisdom of those who have come through similar times into my life? Thank you, Lord. I’m trusting you.

In the name of the One who makes the wind and the waves stand still, Amen.

© 2015, Rebecca Barlow Jordan

*  Crosswalk first published this prayer of mine and added the beautiful video above. Since adding the video, I wanted to share the prayer again with you in its entirety.

It’s Your Turn

What about you? How has God brought you inner peace in difficult times? Are you struggling with peace right now? Is fear, confusion, or worry hovering over you? If so, we’d love to pray for you to experience that peace within. Share your comments below. Your words might encourage someone today!

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A Prayer for Mothers and Grandmothers

May 11, 2017

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If you are a mother or grandmother, you are deserving of blessing and honor for who you are and for all you do. No matter what your age, single or married, here is a prayer of blessing for you for every good work, every good word, and for every act of love you have ever offered on behalf of the ones you love:

Dear Lord,

Bless every mother and every grandmother with the finest of your spiritual blessings today. Confirm in her heart and spirit the work of her hands and the love that she has so freely given to those children under Your care. Validate her worth daily so she has no reason to doubt whether she is loved, valued, and cherished in the eyes of her Heavenly Father… Read more

God Restores What We Abandon

April 21, 2017

restore, revive, recycle, makeover, Master Creator, useful, beautifulDrooping. Lifeless. Abandoned. Destined for the trash. Appropriate word choices for the plant sitting on the bargain rack of our local home improvement garden section.

But you wouldn’t describe these flowering petunias with those same words, would you?

Yet that pathetic description fit this hanging plant perfectly when I bought it a couple of weeks ago. Could it bloom again? Would it form soft, lilac petals again on its tired, worn stems? Read more

Is Jesus Real? An Easter Prayer for You

April 13, 2017

 

Is Jesus Real? An Easter Prayer for YouSome of us may feel like Thomas, who questioned the Lord after His resurrection appearance. At times, we too, need to know that Jesus is truly real. Circumstances leave us discouraged, and we soon forget God’s work in our lives. Read more

When You Need God’s Divine Healing – A Personal Prayer

April 6, 2017

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Are you struggling with illness, disease, or issues beyond your control and you desperately want God’s divine healing but don’t know how or what to pray? Use this prayer as a starting place if you are feeling alone, afraid, or unsure of the future. 

God tells us that through prayer, He can speak to us and use us to work miracles for His glory. When you use this prayer for divine healing you are coming to God completely surrendered and expectant to let His Holy Spirit work in and through you. I pray that you will find miraculous healing as you seek God’s plan for your life – His plan to prosper you and to give you a hope and future!  Read more

Finding God in the Garden

March 30, 2017

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When springtime rolls around, it’s hard for me not to write about my favorite season. Visions of pink and blue hydrangeas, white gardenias, yellow daylilies, coral heuchera, and purple petunias dance in my head. Every year I save up for colorful replacements or new varieties.

There are some things about this time of year, however, that can destroy its beauty–if I let it.

You guessed it: weeds. You can tell by this picture in my backyard garden that some flowers are blooming. But most of those green shoots covering the ground and invading the good plants? Weeds! Unfortunately, just like most of the plants in my gardens, those weeds are perennial.

The sun may eventually kill the shallow ones, though my garden is mostly shady. And mulch will cover up some of the green invaders. But only for a while. Others will soon take their place. If I let them grow wild and don’t pull them out as soon as they pop up, they will soon choke out the beauty and the fragrance of my garden.

Finding God in the Garden

That’s true of my spiritual garden as well. Think about these areas of life and the power of weeds left untended: Read more

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