But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed.
The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound;
To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn;
To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified.
And they shall build the old wastes, they shall raise up the former desolations, and they shall repair the waste cities, the desolations of many generations.
And strangers shall stand and feed your flocks, and the sons of the alien shall be your plowmen and your vinedressers.
But ye shall be named the Priests of the LORD: men shall call you the Ministers of our God: ye shall eat the riches of the Gentiles, and in their glory shall ye boast yourselves.
For your shame ye shall have double; and for confusion they shall rejoice in their portion: therefore in their land they shall possess the double: everlasting joy shall be unto them.
For I the LORD love judgment, I hate robbery for burnt offering; and I will direct their work in truth, and I will make an everlasting covenant with them.
Many times we find ourselves dealing with a lot of emotional turmoil. Sometimes the hardest thing to do when we are hurt is to let go. We either hold on to hurts out of bitterness or even because we just don’t know what to do with the hurt, especially when it seems to be a running theme in one’s life.
Healing of any type takes time. There are times it feels like it will never happen, too. However, I’ve learned that constantly giving my hurts to God allows for me to see that He is the only one who can heal my heart.
We should be loving toward each other and allow God to use us to help or pray for others who hurt, but ultimately, God is the only one who can get inside of a heart and repair it.
God doesn’t just heal physical aches, pains, and illness, he also heals our broken hearts. He restores, sometimes uses reconcialtion with Himself and others, and even goes beyond restoration to give us something better than what we thought we could ever have or want.
No one on Earth can do that…ever.
Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.
“Friend of a Wounded Heart”–Wayne Watson