Healing the broken hearted
Psalms 147:3 tells us that God will heal the broken hearted and bound up their wounds. Whatever has wounded you, take to God in prayer. He already knows your pain, but he wants to commune with you. Cast your cares upon Him and trust Him to heal you. I know it doesn't seem like it right now, but the pain will lessen as time goes by. You won't forget it. You'll probably think about every day, but the day will come when you can think about it and you will see that it doesn't hurt as much. You will see that you are stronger, strong than you ever thought you could be.
I'm sure if you asked yourself if you could bare this pain, you probably would have said no because you can't imagine your life in that situation. Nevertheless, here you are. In the very spot that you couldn't imagine. You are no longer imagining it you are living it daily. I won't tell you that it won't hurt, because it will. You will cry. You will get sick to your stomach. You may even start to withdraw because you don't want to be in the presence of people. You hurt and no one seems to get it. They are trying but they just don't get it.
That person that you loved is no longer there. That business you worked so hard for has been dissolved. That home that you saved for and paid off is no longer there. Where will you go, what will you do? Here is what I did. I cried. I slept. I was in pain and I felt lost. I withdrew. I didn't want to see anyone, I didn't want to hear anyone's voice. As I laid in my bed trying to sleep my troubles away, it was during that quiet time that God spoke to me. He reminded me that He would never leave me nor forsake me. He also told me that I could crawl into a shell or I could trust Him to be a Man of His word and allow Him to comfort me. He was right there waiting to heal my wounds. I had to take my focus off of the pain and put my focus on Him. He was going to make all right. We can't always understand why God does what he does, nor can we rush the healing process. To simplify this example, think about a cut on your finger. You clean the wound, you may put an ointment on it to disinfect it, and then you bandage it up and wait for it to heal. God wants to do the same thing for our hearts. He wants to cleanse the wounds, anoint us and then bandage us up. His bandages are the written Word. Don't give up. Open your bible and see what God has to say to you. Study God's word and then allow him to commune with you. It is how I got through my pain. I still have reminders and I'm working my way through the emptiness and sadness that comes with those reminders.
My healing began as soon as I cried out to God for help. Just like that cut, it took time to heal. Let the word of God sooth your aching heart, the book of Psalms is a good place to start. Know that it's going to be okay. I know that God will give you just what you need as you need it, one minute, one hour, one day, one week, one month, one year at a time. It doesn't mean that it won't hurt because it will. The difference will be your response to the pain. I've had some cuts that were a doozie. When I rushed it, that wound opened back up because it wasn't time yet. However, time took care of it so let it be. Take as much time as you need. He will let you know when it's time to move forward. He will give you the strength to hold your head up high. God loves you and wants you to heal. Let him bound your wounds.
Prayer: Father God in the name of Jesus, heal these broken hearts. You know what they need and I ask that you grant it. Help them to trust you. Give them the desire to want to heal. Allow your Word to rest on them and bind there wounds like a warm blanket on a cold winter’s night. Let your spirit bring them comfort. In Jesus name, Amen.