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Jesus Heals Our Hearts

 In my last post I wrote about how Jesus heals us through forgiveness. We looked at the paralytic and the apostle Matthew and how they were spiritually healed.

Jesus told the paralytic to “arise, take up your bed, and go to your house (Mark 2:9).” He was not only spiritually healed; he was physically healed as well.

Jesus came to heal us spiritually. He came to heal us physically and He came to heal our broken hearts. My wife Sarah and I wrote in our book Have Heart:

This is the good news: Jesus came to heal the brokenhearted! Please don’t look at this as just a nice greeting card sentiment. It’s not sentimental—it’s supernatural. Through the prophet Ezekiel, God penned these words about Himself: “I will seek what was lost and bring back what was driven away, bind up the broken and strengthen what was sick (34:16).” The solution for brokenheartedness is not a program—it’s a Person, and His name is Jesus Christ. He is the solution to humanity’s brokenness. Jesus binds up broken hearts and causes them to be strong again, to live and pump vitality into our lives.

The very Person of Jesus is in the trenches of our grief, and He is the solution to our broken hearts. After Jesus’ friend Lazarus passed away, Jesus went to Bethany to comfort Mary and Martha, Lazarus’s sisters. When He saw the place where Lazarus was buried, He wept and grieved with the family and friends (John 11:35). Jesus came into the closeness of Mary and Martha’s grief. His weeping and His love surrounded them. It shows the character, love and nearness of Christ. It’s a clear picture of Christ’s heart for you as you are grieving (and broken).

Jesus came to display His love and compassion and to bind our hearts back together, even in the worst of the worst. He’s here to bring healing and to pick up all those tiny, scattered bits of your heart and bind them back together—to make your heart whole again. How precious is that? We need to know this ourselves, and we need to communicate this incredible truth with compassion to others who have broken hearts.

No matter how broken, scattered, obliterated, and devastated you are right now, know that you are not beyond Jesus’ healing touch. Jesus created your heart, and He can heal your heart. Cry out to Jesus, and let Him start the process of healing. It’s His specialty.

Are you ready to come to Jesus for His unique and special healing?

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