Luke 4:17-18 KJV
17 And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Esaias. And when he had opened the book, he found the place where it was written, 18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,
If we would be honest, we must admit that we are all experts at hiding what we don’t want others to see. Our encounter with this fallen world leaves scars, not physical ones but scars on your soul, and these scars still have feelings that are impacting us in a very negative way. Anytime we’re wounded, it takes time to recover and heal. Our bodies heal on their own because that’s the way we were created, but when our hearts are broken, it takes much more than time — it takes Jesus. Today we will continue to discover God’s ways of repairing damaged emotions, by healing the broken hearted.
Two major ways a heart is broken.
#1. When we put our trust in people, places, or things instead of in God.
Proverbs 3:5-6 AMPC
5 Lean on, trust in, and be confident in the Lord with all your heart and mind and do not rely on your own insight or understanding. 6 In all your ways know, recognize, and acknowledge Him, and He will direct and make straight and plain your paths.
Soul ties will often result from putting our trust in people, places, or things.
We were never created to put our trust in anyone other than God. When we have our trust in God, we can extend our trust to others.
When people, places, or things let you down, your heart can never be broken because you never put your heart/trust in them from the beginning.
#2. When we wrap our identity in receiving blessings from God or man, and then it does not happen when or how we thought it should.
Proverbs 13:12 NLT
Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a dream fulfilled is a tree of life.
How does Jesus heal the broken hearted?
#1 He revives our spirits and our hearts when they are crushed by life.
Isaiah 57:15 NLT
The high and lofty One who lives in eternity, the Holy One, says this: “I live in the high and holy place with those whose spirits are contrite and humble. I restore the crushed spirit of the humble and revive the courage of those with repentant hearts.
#2 He is greater than our hearts.
1 John 3:20 AMPC
Whenever our hearts in [tormenting] self-accusation make us feel guilty and condemn us. [For we are in God’s hands.] For He is above and greater than our consciences (our hearts), and He knows (perceives and understands) everything [nothing is hidden from Him].
We all go through heartache at least once in this life. God is greater than our hearts, so we can rest in Him.
#3. Cry out to Him. He always answers the call.
Psalms 34:17-19 AMPC
17 When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears, and delivers them out of all their distress and troubles.18 The Lord is close to those who are of a broken heart and saves such as are crushed with sorrow for sin and are humbly and thoroughly penitent.19 Many evils confront the [consistently] righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all.