8 Ways God Heals Your Brokenness
The apostle Paul, in his letter to the Philippian church makes God’s role in our healing process abundantly simple and clear. He wrote, “And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” God, in His incredible love for you will meet your need. He will replace what you have lost with Himself.
Sheila Walsh wrote, “God made us with physical, spiritual, and emotional needs. And the more we study Scripture, the more we see He is concerned with all of our needs. He fed the hungry, healed the sick, and freed those in spiritual bondage. God also knows exactly what your need is today. He specifically knows the touch you need from Him.” He replaces what you have lost with His care, His love, and with Himself.
The prophet Isaiah wrote, “But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed (Isaiah 53:5).” This means not only our physical healing, but also healing or forgiveness of sins. Whatever we need, God heals our brokenness. All sin is serious—it is rebellion against God. Like sheep, we foolishly decide to go our own way. We ignore the Shepherd and we are hurt by our choices. The good news is that our Shepherd, Jesus Christ, died for His sheep. He gave of Himself so we could be healed.
How does He heal our brokenness? Let me share eight ways:
God the Father will bond with you. Sometimes He may use other people, but His way of healing includes a special bonding between you and God. He is your Heavenly Father and will love you as no other earthly father can.
God will model right behavior for you, through Jesus. If you are struggling on your journey to healing to know what to do or how to behave, just read the Bible and discover what Jesus did and how he lived His life.
God will be your perfect Father. God will let you feel His presence and the love He has for you. That feeling of perfect, fatherly love can heal ten years of some kind of physical or spiritual bondage.
God will help you replace sinful attitudes wit godly ones. Paul wrote in Ephesians 4:22–24, “that you put off, concerning your former conduct, the old man which grows corrupt according to the deceitful lusts, and be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and that you put on the new man which was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness.” Jerry Bridges wrote, “We are to follow His example, for Paul instructs us to ‘hate evil; cling to what is good’ (Romans 12:9). Surely we must put to death, by the aid of the Holy Spirit, the misdeeds of the body. But we must also, again with His enablement, clothe ourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.”
God will help root out “fear” from your life and replace it with faith. 1 John 4:17–18 reminds us, “Love has been perfected among us in this: that we may have boldness in the day of judgment; because as He is, so are we in this world. There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love.” Paul wrote to Timothy, “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind (2 Timothy 1:7).” We can stand firmly on these promises. God’s heals our brokenness and within His healing is the ability to replace fear with faith in His Word and His will for your life.
God will teach you how to relinquish control to Him—to trust Him. Joyce Meyer wrote, “God invites us to simplify our lives by trusting Him and living in faith.” Often, we think we have to control everything in order to become free, but we can’t. Only God has all of the answers. Only God knows all the details and what is best. Let go of your need to control and completely trust Him.
God will heal you on the inside from your emotional traumas, going right to the root cause and healing it at the point of origin. God knows all about you. When you open yourself to His healing, He can go to the very heart of the matter. He can and will break through the baggage to the core and begin deep, lasting healing.
God will purify you and return your innocence to you. Ezekiel 36:25–27 says, “Then I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you shall be clean; I will cleanse you from all your filthiness and from all your idols. I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will take the heart of stone out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will keep My judgments and do them.”
God promises new things as He heals your brokenness. We need to fully trust Him, let go and let Him heal and restore. He is good; He gives Himself and offers complete healing.
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