He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.
Our hearts can be broken in thousands of ways for this is a heart breaking world, but the good news is Christ can heal our broken and crushed spirit. The One who will uphold thee with the right hand of His righteousness cares for us abundantly and can wrap liniments around our wounded heart. The One whose breath births galaxies into being…births healing into our broken heart.
Our brokenness can be a canvas to show God’s light to others. To us, broken things are despised as worthless, but God can take what has been broken and remake it into something better, something that He can use for His glory. Broken things and broken people are the result of sin. Yet God sent His Son, who was without sin, to die for us so that we might be healed. On the night before He died, Jesus broke the bread and said, “This is my body, which is broken for you.” Jesus went to Calvary to die for our sins so that if we accept Him into our hearts, we can live in Heaven with our Lord eternally. Only when we surrender to Christ can we be restored and transformed. 2 Corinthians 5:17 says, “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” Let us be thankful daily for God’s amazing love and grace! Without the broken body of Jesus, we could not be made whole. Colossians 2:10 says, “And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power:”
“But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed.”
Our deepest wounds can birth the deepest and greatest wisdom and treasures. Through our trials we learn to cling to Christ and our trust and faith grows abundantly. Hannah tasted salty tears of infertility. Elijah howled for God to take his life. God does great things through the greatly wounded. God cares for the broken and He can change our broken hearts into a beautiful story.
Matthew 26:6-13 declares,
“While Jesus was in Bethany in the home of Simon the Leper, a woman came to him with an alabaster jar of very expensive perfume, which she poured on his head as he was reclining at the table. When the disciples saw this, they were indignant. “Why this waste?” they asked. “This perfume could have been sold at a high price and the money given to the poor.” Aware of this, Jesus said to them, “Why are you bothering this woman? She has done a beautiful thing to me. The poor you will always have with you, but you will not always have me. When she poured this perfume on my body, she did it to prepare me for burial. Truly I tell you, wherever this gospel is preached throughout the world, what she has done will also be told, in memory of her.”
There was once an alabaster jar that broke to give Christ all the glory. Our lives through our brokenness can be used for the Lord and for His glory! We can learn to lean on the Lord through our trials and we see, when we trust the Lord, God provides the best path for us. When we have a broken heart our brokenness can lead to glorifying Christ.
In Christ no matter the way, the storm, the story, we always know the outcome. Our Savior surrounds us and loves us unconditionally. When we know Christ, we always know how things are going to go —
“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him,
who have been called according to his purpose.”
- A beautiful song about the Lord making our brokenness into a beautiful story!