Psalm 147:3 (NIV)
He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.
This verse reveals our Heavenly Father’s tender heart towards us and His ability to heal us. He knows in this life we experience disappointment and pain, and in the context of relational health, He knows that some of our deepest wounds will come from those closest to us. But it doesn’t matter what type of wounding you have experienced; the deep truth is that Father God is capable of healing us. We are not “too far gone” or beyond His help.
Just as we would go to a hospital to treat a broken bone, may we get good at coming to Him when our hearts are hurting. Come to Him in prayer and sit in His presence. Tell Him what has happened and allow yourself to be comforted by Him. Just like physical injury takes time to heal, our relational wounds may take time to heal too. God is able to heal us instantaneously, but usually this type of healing takes time. It may take days, weeks, months and even years. But He holds us.
Like a bandage provides support and protection to a physical wound, God can also bind our wounds. When the inner pain is too much and you can’t contain it, ask Him to contain the pain, ie to hold it until you are ready to come and sit with Him.
Father, I thank you that You are our healer. As we keep coming to You, may we experience Your deep and complete healing power at work in our hearts.
Written by Gab Martin