Tag Archive | healing

Psalm 147:3

Psalm 147

 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…he created our hearts and 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… and when it doesn’t happen that way, we think that God doesn’t hear us or He doesn’t care. But restoration is a process that is not quick, painless or easy and it always takes longer than we would like. After some heart breaks, such in the death of a loved one or a divorce, we are changed and our lives will never be the same again. But God as our healer, works in the life yielded to Him… emotionally, mentally, physically and spiritually. He fills the broken places in our lives with more of Himself…He gives more grace, more peace, more joy, more strength…through our brokenness, we find God in ways we can’t when things are good…He draws 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. He sees our tears. He hears our cries. He 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

 

Psalm 28:7

Psalm 287

THE LORD IS MY STRENGTH AND MY SHIELD; MY HEART TRUSTS IN HIM, AND HE HELPS ME – PSALM 28:7

This verse is such an encouragement during times of trial and struggle. So, often when we feel weak, we pray, “Lord, give me strength.” There are many scriptures that talk about God being strong in our weakness. This verse reminds us that we shouldn’t depend on God just to give us strength, we should rely on Him to be our strength. A shepherd knows and anticipates what the needs of his flock are. Jesus as the Good Shepherd, knows our needs as well.

When someone is feeling worn out and weak, they are vulnerable…physically, emotionally, mentally, spiritually … they are not at their best and they need protection and help. Jesus, as our Shepherd, offers that protection along with His strength. He puts a hedge of protection about us and keeps a watchful eye on us.

Our God in His goodness, supplies all that we need…always. As we trust Him, lean on Him and depend on Him, He helps us.  Our ability to meet our challenges comes from the Lord. He is our strength, power and provider.  He will not fail us.

If you are struggling today, don’t be afraid to trust the Lord…don’t think that you have to face things by yourself…come to Him in your weakness and find rest. Let Him lead you beside the still waters so He can restore your soul and help you to regain your strength.

©Daily Promises For The Broken Hearted by Debbie Kay

 

Psalm 30:11

Psalm 30

YOU HAVE TURNED MY MOURNING INTO JOYFUL DANCING. YOU HAVE TAKEN AWAY MY CLOTHES OF MOURNING AND CLOTHED ME WITH JOY – PSALM 30:11

The Bible tells us there are seasons for everything…a time to weep and a time to laugh…a time to mourn and a time to dance. When we read through the Psalms, we read of the writer’s  cries of anguish and pain, as well as the prayers of thanksgiving and praise for God’s faithfulness and restoration.

When we lose a loved one, we are never the same. We don’t “get over” their death… but with God’s help, we learn to move on from our pain. The Lord will turn our mourning to joy. From where you are standing now, that may seem improbable…even impossible…but the Bible tells us in Romans, that the stories and truths the Word contains, are to encourage us and give us hope. His promises are for yesterday, today and forever and we must take God at His word. He will turn our mourning to joy if we allow Him. We must believe it, to receive it.

God in His graciousness, heals us by giving us more of Himself…by filling the broken places in our hearts with His love, His truth, His peace, His hope and His joy. He comforts us… and fills us with His strength to carry on. He teaches us through His Word to look at things from an eternal perspective and to have hope that this life is not the end. We  can rejoice that death was defeated and we do not grieve as those who have no hope.

There is a time and a place for grief…it is a passage to healing, but it is not a place to stay. God can help us to do what we can’t do on our own. He leads us through the valley of the shadow of death and teaches us not only how to live again, but to do so full of His joy.

©Daily Promises For The Broken Hearted by Debbie Kay

Psalm 56:8

psalm 56

YOU HAVE KEPT COUNT OF MY WANDERINGS. PUT MY TEARS IN YOUR BOTTLE- HAVE NOT YOU RECORDED THEM IN YOUR BOOK?- PSALM 56:8

God keeps a watchful eye on His children. He has told us that He knows everything about our lives before we have lived one day…so He knows every trial we will face…He knows how severe they will be…how long they will last…He knows every loss we will face and every time that we will mourn…He knows how He will use each of these things for our good and His glory…

When we think that there is no one who sees our hidden pain or tears, this verse shows that we can be assured that God hears our cries and knows our pain and our heartaches. He not only see our tears, but He collects them…they are precious to Him and not wasted. We know that God is near to the brokenhearted. Can you picture the Lord by your side and lovingly and compassionately taking your tears from you? You are not forgotten during your times of grief, sadness and turmoil…others may not be around…people may abandon or forget you, but you cannot say that about your Heavenly Father. Even though you may not feel His presence at times, we can be sure that He is not only aware of our circumstances, but He is lovingly by our side, collecting our tears, recording them and redeeming them.

©Daily Promise For The Broken Hearted by Debbie Kay

 

 

Psalm 30:5

Psalm 305

…WEEPING MAY ENDURE FOR A NIGHT, BUT JOY COMES IN THE MORNING.-Psalm 30:5

It is often at night that our pain is the most difficult to deal with. We are alone with our grief. There are fewer diversions to keep our mind occupied. At night our thoughts can be our own worst enemy as the darkness skews our perceptions of things.There are few people who do not know what it is like tofeel a sense of relief when they see the first rays of light breaking after a long, difficult night.

It is no coincidence that Jesus is called The Bright and Morning Star. It is no coincidence that we are told God’s mercies are new every morning. It is no coincidence that Jesus is known as the Light of the World and that He casts out the darkness.

Friends, you may feel as though your pain and weeping will never end, but feelings are not truth. God’s Word is The Truth and He tells us that He will turn our mourning to joy. There is a season for everything…there is a time to weep and mourn, but seasons change as surely as the night turns to day. God leads us through the dark valleys…through the dark nights of the soul…and He shines His light to cast out the darkness and to light our way. His joy is our strength. He promises to bind our wounds. We know it is darkest before the dawn, but the sun will rise again. The pain that you’ve been feeling, is just the dark before the morning and it can’t compare to the joy that is coming!

©Daily Promises For The Broken Hearted by Debbie Kay