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Has your heart ever been broken? Broken hearts are often the by-product of broken relationships. When we’re betrayed, rejected, condemned or dismissed by people we care about, our heart can be wounded. And a wounded heart is a dangerous thing. People with broken hearts suffer. They also make poor decisions.
Healing a heart wound starts with an awareness and acknowledgment of it. Denying or ignoring the pain hinders us from overcoming it. We need to do the very thing we often don’t want to do — open up the wound so that the infection brewing within can be cleansed.
Our broken heart needs to be brought in the presence of someone who is safe, caring, kind and capable of bringing healing. All of these are characteristics of God. The psalm writer spoke of God as the Healer of broken hearts. Psalm 34:18 (NIV) “The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” And again, in Psalm 147:3 (NIV) “He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.”
When Jesus came, He came as a Healer to the brokenhearted. Isaiah described the work Jesus would do in Isaiah 61:1 (NIV) “The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners.”
If you’re brokenhearted, your best Friend is Jesus. He can and will guide you to healing, as you open the wounds in your soul to Him. Let Him in to your pain today!