HE HEALS THE BROKENHEARTED AND BINDS UP THEIR WOUNDS- PSALM 147:3
In the Old Testament, God is called Jehovah Rapha, which means the God who heals. Rapha means “to restore, to heal, or to cure.” God is our great physician. He can do what no man can do. God created our hearts. He knows better than anyone how to heal and restore what has been broken in our lives.
No one wants to feel pain. We think pain should end as soon as we pray for God to take it away. When it doesn’t happen that way, we believe that God doesn’t hear us or He doesn’t care. Restoration is a process that is not quick, painless, or easy, and it usually takes longer than we would like. After some heartbreaks, such as the death of a loved one or a divorce, we are changed. Our lives will never be the same again. But God, as our healer, works in people who are yielded to Him…emotionally, mentally, physically, and spiritually. The Lord fills the broken places in our lives with more of Himself. He gives more grace, more peace, more joy, more strength. In our brokenness, we come to know God in ways we can’t begin to know when things are good. The Lord will draw us closer to Himself than we could ever believe was possible if we allow Him to.
We often hear the saying, “time heals all wounds,” but this is not true. Time only passes. It is what we do during the time of grief that brings about healing. When we turn to our Jehovah Rapha, He not only comforts us, but He pours into us things that the world can’t give. He knows our pain and sees our tears. He hears our cries and is full of loving compassion and mercy. He wants us to come to Him when we are hurting and broken, so He can heal us and make us whole in a way that only He can.
If you are brokenhearted and think that you will never be healed, claim this verse…cling to it…and believe that God is faithful to carry out what He promises. God does not fail anyone who comes to Him for restoration.
©Daily Promises For The Broken Hearted by Debbie Kay