BEAUTY FOR ASHES- HELP FOR A HURTING WIFE
DAY 8 – Allow God to Heal Your Broken Heart and Bind Up Your Wounds
Psalm 147:3 – He heals the broken hearted and binds up their wounds
Isaiah 61:1- He has sent me to bind up the broken hearted
There is healing for the broken hearted. I don’t know about you, but that really comforts me. God has promised to heal your broken heart and to bind up your wounds. These verses have really impacted me over my journey of healing and I pray that they will impact you also.
Ask God to Bandage and Sew up Your Wounds
The words “bind up” in both verses come from the Hebrew word “chabash” which means “to tie, bind, to restrain, to bandage”. I believe God reached down into my innermost being and touched my wounds. It felt like He had bandaged them and had began to heal me from the inside out. To think of God bandaging up my wounds is a comforting thought. He can and will do the same for you, God loves you so much and He will take the time to personally reach down and bind up or bandage all your emotional wounds.
“Heal” in Psalms 147:3 is the Hebrew word “raphe” meaning, “to heal, to sew together or mend.” Have you ever had to have stitches? Why does the surgeon need to stitch our wounds? It is to hold them together so they have time to heal.
We can’t physically see the healing God does inside of our bodies, but He is at work and is sewing you together again “stitch by stitch” so that over time you receive complete healing.
“He heals the broken hearted and binds up their wounds.” (Psalm 147 3)
“He has sent me to bind up the broken hearted.” (Isaiah 61 1)
What Does it Mean to be Broken?
When I looked up the dictionary, the meaning I got for “broken” was this: reduced to fragments; fragmented; ruptured; torn; fractured; not functioning properly; out of working order. Is this how you feel? Do you feel like your heart has been reduced to fragments? Ruptured, torn, fractured? IT REALLY HURTS! It’s like your heart has been shattered into many pieces. You may feel crippled emotionally and exhausted physically. Ask God to help you, to strengthen you and to heal you. Hand it all over to Him, trust in Him and allow Him into those broken places.
Allow the Great Physician to do Heart Surgery
God, who is the greatest Physician ever, will come in and perform heart surgery on you. Can you picture Him lovingly fitting all those little pieces back together again? God will mend your broken heart!
Healing is a process though, so try to be patient, it may take time, but God’s timing is always perfect. He will heal you and strengthen you and perfect you.
Just open up your heart to Him and allow Him to do surgery on you. You won’t regret it, I know because He fixed me!
Beauty for Ashes
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