Thursday, August 20, 2009

"God heals the broken hearted"

"A happy heart makes the face cheerful, but heartache crushes the spirit" Proverbs 15:13 As the body can be affected by the wounds that needs treatment, like wise the inner man called the heart is affected by wounds and it also needs treatment. However, for it does not require the same medicine with that of the fresh but spiritual healing. The wounds of the fresh cause diseases in our bodies, stress, tears and sometimes death depending on the pain. Many people all over the World have composed songs both spiritual and world that comes from the deep of their hearts because of the nature of the wounds that affects them. The same person with the heart wound passes through the same situation or even beyond compared to the wound that affects the body. The word of God says, "The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure, who can understand it? I the Lord searches the heart and examines the mind" Jeremiah 17:9. But what an assurance from the Lord; for he says "He heals the broken hearted and bandages up their wounds" Psalms147:3

There many causes of heart wound that people face from different places like the major ones are; from families, churches and places of work. Examples of the heart wounds are: being rejected in your family, outbreaks of marriage, disappointments, sin, Poverty, barrenness, failing to get married, rape, producing unwanted sex and death of the loved ones, when some one looses his or her only child to death or more than one child, husband, wife, parents or friends this cause a lot of sorrow in his or her heart. I cannot forget my dear mother who died in the year 2005 of the heart disease, I was almost dieing of pain and I have no word I can use to explain such trial moments. The high desire for money has also caused a lot of wound on some people. For it is written in 1Timothy 6:9-10 "People who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge men into ruin and destruction for the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil” Some people eager for money have wandered from the faith and pieced themselves with many griefs.

King David's Joy of salvation drew away from him because he had killed Uriah, additional to his adultery practice. His sin toured his heart, and when he was searching the Lord, he said these words "Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast Spirit within me. Do not cast me a way from your presence, and do not take your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the Joy of your salvation, and sustain me with a willing Spirit" (Psalms51:10-12). Job also a servant and a faithful man of God went through such situations of the broken hearted "Afterward Job opened hid mouth and cursed the day of his birth. And Job said, Let the day perish on which I was to be born, and the night which said, A boy is conceived" (Job3:1-3) and "If only my anguish could be weighed and all my misery be placed on the scales! It would surely outweigh the sand of the seas no wonder my words have been rash."(Job 6:2-3).

No matter, for what you’re going through or having gone through such heartbreaks, only your God is the only source of the inner healing of your heart. The cries and grief of the broken hearted always reaches to God and since Genesis; God's desire was to have an intimate relationship with man forever. However, God was not happy after Adam and Eve had sinned, because of God's love he sent his son Jesus to save man. "For God so loved the World, that he gave his only begotten son, that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have eternal life" (John 3:16) and he says" come to me, all who are weary and heavy burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for Iam gentle and humble in heart; and you shall find rest for your souls" (Mathew 11:28-29) When the children of Israelites forsaken and departed a way from God, his anger lasted for only a short time. In his great love, in words of love and many ways he spoke to them wanting them to them to repent so that he forgive them to set them free.

He said to them "Go, and proclaim these words toward the north and say, Return, faithless Israel, declares the Lord; I will not look upon you in anger. For Iam gracious, declares the Lord; I will not be angry forever" (Jeremiah 3:12) "come now, and let us reason together, says the Lord, Though your sins are as Scarlet, they will be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they will be like wool"(Isaiah 1:18) It is the joy of the Lord to see the sinner repenting to come back to him. This cause a banquet in Heaven "The sacrifices of God are broken spirit, a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise"Psalms51:17

Crying into the Lord is one of the main channel through which the brokenhearted are healed. " In my distress I called upon the Lord, and cried unto my God: he heard my voice out of his temple, and my cry came before him, even into his ears"(Psalms 18:6, 120:1) David one day said" His favor is for a lifetime; weeping may last for the night, but a shout of joy comes in the morning "Psalms 30:5 There is nothing that is impossible with God and It is whom who made our hearts, he knows what we think, so he is the one who can search our hearts and therefore, heal them. May God's healing power heal your wound today and may his lasting peace befall on you. Continue soaking your self in the presence of God!

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