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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

 

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Psalm 34:18

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THE LORD IS NEAR TO THE BROKEN HEARTED AND  SAVES THE CRUSHED IN SPIRIT- PSALM 34:18

People with hurting hearts tend to believe that God must be far away when they are in pain, but this verse shows nothing can be further from the truth. If you look at the people who Jesus was drawn to while on earth, it was not the rich and the seemingly well off. He went to the grieving, the ill, the poor, the lonely and the outcasts. The Lord is full of loving kindness and compassion towards His children. When we draw near to Him, He draws near to us…He pours Himself into us to heal us, to comfort us and to bring hope and peace into our lives.

Regardless of your feelings or perceptions, trust God’s promises that He is not only near to you, but that He will save you.

© Debbie Kay, Hope For The Brokenhearted

Psalm 23:1

 

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THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD, I SHALL NOT WANT Psalm 23:1

There are many references in scripture comparing us to sheep and the Lord being The Good Shepherd. The Lord willingly offers to be the shepherd in our lives. He wants us to belong to Him so we can be under His authority and watchful eye. He wants to be our leader, our caretaker, our defender, protector and provider. He wants to take responsibility for our care and well-being. He doesn’t want us to be on our own, without guidance, or to be defenseless.

David, who wrote this Psalm, was a shepherd. He understood the responsibilities that come with that position and he knew better than most, all the reasons why sheep need a shepherd. This verse is spoken with assurance, confidence and boldness. I think David takes great comfort in saying the Lord is His Shepherd and we should as well. When you read this verse, personalize it…read it in the present tense… the Lord IS…not was or will be, but IS now…MY shepherd … singular…not the world’s shepherd, or the flocks shepherd, but MY shepherd. He sees me. He knows me by name. He cares about me. He watches over me, defends and protects me…right now, at this moment. Because I am submitted to Him and see my need to be dependent on Him, I shall not want, because He has promised to take care of me!

Friend, if the Lord is your Shepherd, He will meet your needs. He will take care of you.Those that seek the Lord will not lack any good thing and we can trust that He knows our needs before we ask and He is faithful to provide.

©Debbie Kay, Hope For The Broken Hearted

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