Jesus came to heal the broken hearted. He gave up Heaven to come and restore, heal, and give us hope where it looks hopeless.
He knows what it is to experience pain, to suffer. He knows what it is to be rejected and despised. When He died on the Cross He said, “I will carry all the suffering, pain, loss, sickness, evil and every brokenness and hurt.”
Pain and suffering has a power behind it. It has a power to keep hurting, and for us to keep experiencing ongoing loss. Jesus broke that power when He died on the Cross. He broke the power of brokenness and suffering so we might be fully healed.
“Surely He has borne our grief’s, and carried our sorrows;…He was wounded for our transgressions; He was bruised for our iniquities. The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed…. (Isaiah 53:4-6)
“The sovereign Lord is upon Me, because He has anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent me to heal the broken hearted..” (Luke 4:18)
To be healed of a broken heart you have to open your life up and allow yourself to be healed. Jesus can’t heal you unless you come to Him; otherwise the pain just continues to grow. You might be able to cover it up but it’s still there. Brokenness always causes us to never feel quite whole, healthy or able to enjoy life to the fullest. It causes us to lose our passion and enthusiasm for life.
Jesus is God and He came to reveal Himself to us. To dispel the myth that He is the one causing all the suffering; that if something bad is happening it’s because God is judging and hating “on us” in some way.
Instead He actually says things like, “The Lord is near to those who have a broken heart” (Psalm 34:7)
“Cast all your cares upon Him, because He cares for you” (1 Peter 5:7)
He is the same God who created the Heavens and the earth, the same God who holds the moon and the sun in their orbits, the same God who exists outside of time and space, He is the same God who fashions and forms a child within its mother’s womb.
“For you formed my inward parts; you covered me in my mother’s womb, I will praise you for I am fearfully and wonderfully made…my frame was not hidden from you, when I was made in secret, and skilfully wrought…. Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed. And in your book they all were written. The days fashioned for me, when as yet there were none of them.” (Psalm 139:13-16)
He is the One who brings life. He has an active part in moulding every cell and every membrane of every person.
No matter what the circumstances, no matter what the reasons are behind your heart being broken, regardless of the pain of the past, God can and will heal your heart because He is the One that made it.
The crazy thing is that too often we try to medicate and heal ourselves with distractions, the accumulation of “stuff”, avoiding our pain and brokenness by keeping busy, taking another holiday etc… All that effort to fix ourselves, or avoid our pain when Jesus simply says “Come to me and I will heal your brokenness”.
“Come to me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” (Matthew 11:28)
Jesus wants us to know that “He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. (Psalm 147:3)
Don’t go another day hurting. Come to Him and let Him into your heart, into all of your heart and life so that you can be made whole.
Prayer: Jesus I’m hurting and I need you to heal me. I invite you into my life, in every area both the past and the present to heal me of my hurt, disappointment, confusion and brokenness. I want to be made whole, and I let you into my life so that you can start to do that. In Jesus name Amen.