He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.
God stands by the brokenhearted, but he doesn’t just stand by. He is not a passive onlooker or a well-wisher. He doesn’t need to go for help. He comes to us in our brokenness as the Divine Doctor, the Sovereign Surgeon, the Holy Healer. He brings exactly what we need at the precise moment we need it, not a moment too soon, not a second too late.
God stands by the brokenhearted. He comes to broken bodies and broken dreams. He arrives at the right time with the right prescription and injects us with the healing power of his Spirit. When he brings healing, confusion is driven away by calmness, panic is chased off by peace. He finds all the places where doubt has broken through and rebuilds the wall.
God stands by the brokenhearted. Difficult times can leave some painful places. We feel like God has left us and let us down. The “Why?” question is never far from our minds. Spiritual exhaustion is a close cousin to physical exhaustion. God comes to bind up our wounds. Don’t hide your hurt. Tell him all about it. Tell him where it hurts. Uncover your wounds before God so he can gently bind them with his tender and caring touch.
Heavenly Father, thank you for standing by me in my brokenness. Thank you for binding my wounds. Help me uncover any wound I may be hiding. Thank you for your powerful work in my life. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
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