“He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds.”
A wonderful truth is found in this verse that will help every person who has been hurt or is being hurt. This verse says that God heals “the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds.” This verse is not talking about superficial wounds; this verse is talking about deep wounds that can’t heal themselves. Physicians can help heal broken bones and open wounds, but only God can heal the heart that is broken and the spirit that has been wounded. There are several things this verse does not say, and one thing it does say.
First, this verse doesn’t say who broke your heart; it just says that your heart has been broken. Many people carry a broken heart because of the loss of a loved one or the hurt caused by another’s sin. Some people have experienced a broken heart because of their own sin, but God is still willing to heal the break. Whether your broken heart is a result of your own doings, or is the result of what other’s have done to you, let me remind you that the Scriptures make it clear that God is the healer of the broken heart.
Second, this verse doesn’t say who caused your wounds. Let’s face it, wounds are caused by people. How many times have you been hurt by what people have said about you or to you? You are going to experience wounds from others, but God can stop the bleeding. Too many Christians have allowed the wounds from other Christians to stop them from serving the LORD when they could have stopped the bleeding had they gone to the LORD. It doesn’t matter how deep the wound may be; God can still stop the bleeding.
Third, this verse doesn’t say that there won’t be scars from the break or wound. A broken bone doesn’t often reveal scars, but wounds do. Even though you can’t see the scar of the broken heart, many carry those scars for the rest of their life. Sadly, every time you see the scar you are reminded of the deep hurt that was caused, and many people never seem to overcome the scar caused by a broken heart or bleeding wound.
Fourth, the good news is that this verse does say that God can heal the hurt and bind up the wound. My friend, only the power of God can heal whatever has broken your heart. Only God’s power can bind up the wound and keep you from seeing the scars that constantly hold you back in the Christian life. Your hope for the hurt and wound is God. It doesn’t matter what the source of your wound or broken heart is, only God is the One Who can heal the hurt or bind up the wound caused by men. Yes, you will be hurt by other Christians, but God can heal and bind up those hurts no matter how deep they may be.
My friend, you will never find the healing you need for the hurts experienced in life from any place other than God. God is the source of healing, and He is the source of stopping the bleeding. Wherever you are right now, let me encourage you to find solace in God. If you’re bleeding from wounds of a friend, church, or life in general, God is the One Who can stop the bleeding. If life, a ministry, or an individual has broken you, let me remind you that God is the One Who can heal the break. You don’t have to go through life the way you are, but you can experience the healing balm of Gilead applied to your wound or break and realize the joy you once had if you will let God be the Healer. Stop trying to work it out yourself. Go to God, for He alone is your hope to heal the hurt.