A Rock Through the Front Window

  • Christine Vander Wielen, M.S.W., LCSW
  • Series: August 2015, Volume 22, Issue 2
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Psalm 147:3 - He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.

Have you ever felt as if someone threw a rock through the front window of your life? Maybe, it was after a divorce, sudden job loss, serious accident, grave medical diagnosis, death of a loved one, or broken relationship. It may have felt as if your life and dreams were shattered to pieces and you were left to grieve the loss amidst the shards.

Although we cannot control all the circumstances in our lives, we have free will and we can control how we respond. Do we turn away from God? Do we allow disappointment, fear, anger, and bitterness to take root in our heart? Do we harden our heart and thereby prevent the healing hand of God in our lives? Or...

Do we respond to our hurt by turning to God? Do we bring Him the pieces of our hearts and ask for His healing touch? Do we stand on and trust God's word in the midst of our pain?

Psalm 147:3 states, "He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds." In this verse, the psalmist makes it clear that The Lord is able and willing to heal us. More powerful than any difficulty we can ever face, His heart's desire is to restore us and make us whole. Our Everlasting Father is our Hope and our Future.

The Lord also promises to bind up and care for our wounds. We cannot understand the depth of His care and compassion for us for when we hurt He hurts. The God of the universe that created all things cares about you and your pain. He treasures, protects and suffers along side each one of us. "The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit" (Psalm 34:18).

When you are hurting and feel as though your heart has been broken, you can choose to place your hope and trust in The Lord; He never fails you.


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