“For I am the Lord that healeth thee (Exodus 15:26 KJV)”
We’ve all been broken in one way or another. We live in a broken world, after all. Broken legs. Broken hearts. Broken marriages. Broken families. Broken by addiction. Broken by poverty. Broken by sin. Ever since Adam and Eve messed things up in the Garden of Eden, the world has been struggling with a host of troubles. But then along came Jesus Christ, who came to put everything back together again and restore humans to a relationship with God our Father through faith in Him.
The trouble is not so much our brokenness as it is the world’s unwillingness to admit its brokenness. We live in a world that shoves brokenness under the carpet, choosing instead to make everything look pretty on the outside while our souls lie bruised, bleeding, battered – and broken. Jesus came to heal the brokenhearted, but He needs our cooperation to do just that. Bring your brokenness to the Lord, confess your faults to Him, seek His mercy, and praise Him for His healing.
Some healings are instant; some take long periods of time. I have experienced the latter in most cases. The Lord loves me so much He does not want to slap a generic band-aid on me. He wants me to experience the fullness of His love. Sometimes He wants me to lie still while He covers me with love. Other times, He asks me to participate in my healing through study of and application of His Word, decisions only I can make, changes, choices, and more.
One thing is for sure. He is always there for me when I bring my brokenness to Him. And, more often than not, He uses my brokenness to change my heart and transform my life in His healing love – all for His glory.
“Be still, and know that I am God (Psalms 46:10 KJV).”