When Your Heart Is Breaking, Part 3 (The Healing of the Heart)
“The eyes of the Lord are toward the righteous, and His ears are open to their cry.” Psalm 34:15
“He heals the brokenhearted, and binds up their wounds.”
What do you do; where do you go, when you are brokenhearted? Some people withdraw and become isolated whereas, others become aggressive and turn to drugs, alcohol, success, etc., in their attempt to resolve the loneliness, rejection, or feelings of fear or failure they feel deep inside.
In Psalm 34 David, from experience, tells us that he has come to know deep within, that when his heart is breaking; he can cry out to God in prayer. As a matter of fact, David (Psalm 34:15), tells us the Lord not only sees his circumstances, but His ears are also attentive to David’s cries.
One of the most tender and effective ways the Holy Spirit guides and empowers us when our hearts are broken, is through our tears as we cry out to Him in prayer for the salvation of our children or when we feel life has pinned us against the wall and we don’t know where to turn.
In Luke 10, we are told of the man who was robbed, beaten, and left for dead by thieves as he traveled the road from Jericho to Jerusalem. We are also told of the “Good Samaritan” who stopped to help him—the one who bandaged his wounds after he had poured oil and wine into them. When we cry out to God and put our trust in His all-sufficient ability to take care of whatever it is that is breaking our heart, He will begin to pour the oil of the Spirit and the wine of His word into the deepest of wounds we have thus binding up the wound as He brings healing, hope, joy, and restoration to our hearts and minds. (See Psalm 34:6-8 and Matthew 11:28).
Cry Out to Jesus!