How, Lord … can my broken heart be healed?
In the Word
He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. Psalm 147:3
Of the Word
Broken bones require a doctor’s care, medication, a cast, and a time of healing. But how do you heal a broken heart? What words can help? What acts of love can ease the pain? How much time will it take?
God has healing words for His people. The psalmist writes, Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you preserve my life (Psalm 138:7a). Proverbs 30:5b tells us “ … he is a shield to those who take refuge in him.” And our loving Savior invites and promises, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28).
Jesus took our burdens, our pains, and our broken hearts to the cross. He experienced our deepest hurts, and He understands heartbreak. He is the Great Healer for time and for eternity.
Walking with my Lord
Dear Jesus, my heart is hurting as I come to You. Shelter me with Your love, and give me peace and rest. In Your name I pray. Amen.
Mustard Seed: How, Lord? Marcia Gomulka and Myrna Lou Meyer, authors. 30/32 ©2011 Lutheran Women’s Missionary League, 801 Seminary Place Ste. L010, St. Louis, MO 63105. www.lwml.org
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