A friend of mine recently suffered from a heartache and she told me that she felt completely broken. She also said that she needed to be put back together and heal before she could trust certain people again. I know that broken feeling. I know that we can get so shattered inside that our core seems to be in pieces and it would take a miracle to get all the pieces back together. That miracle can take place. That miracle is not impossible. When such things appear to be impossible we can use a useful reminder. The reminder is that we are not the ones doing the healing. We are not the ones putting things back together. We are not the ones fixing our lives. We have a designated Healer who can patch up our lives and make us whole again. If you feel broken today, know that the Lord has the perfect fix for you. Know that He is still able to put you back together. You will rise up from the ashes of the most recent heartache and you will be born again into a life where joy is vibrant and hope exists.
Every time I have been broken I have noticed that I was in so many pieces that it was hard to even find some of them because they were scattered all over the place. When we are broken, our thoughts are like broken glass that is spread over the gamut of emotions. It is hard to be stable and to think straight. Praying is even difficult. All we want to do is let all the pieces be left alone in their hopeless state. It is ok to cry out to God. It is perfectly fine to present our weakness to Him and call Him for help. The Holy Spirit is the glue that can restore our broken heart. He has the ability to take every piece, one by one and polish it, sharpen it and put it back where it belongs. As soon you call on the Lord He starts the restoration process and He gets the bandages and the soothing oil.
The Holy Spirit is often represented as Oil in the Bible. Oil is a liquid that lubricates and soothes. When the Holy Spirit comes onto the scene, He first lubricates every part of you. The lubrication process consists in minimizing friction and allowing movement again. A heartache often feels like friction and disruption of your normal life. The Holy Spirit will diminish the friction and put an end to the disruption. The Oil of the Holy Spirit will enable you to move freely again spiritually, emotionally and physically. The restoration is from the inside out. The Lord will heal your emotions first with His love and His peace and your mind will be more receptive to positivity. Then your body will follow suit and get a boost. God can give you a new lease on life any day. The healing of your broken heart is not a one time event when you accept the Lord into your life. His healing is available 24/7. Don’t let your brokenness keep you in the dark. Allow the Lord’s healing to bring you back into the light. Jesus heals the broken-hearted. He will heal you. Give your heart over to Him once again. He will mend your brokenness and repair you. Stay encouraged!
Suggested reading: Psalm 34:18; Psalm 147:3; Luke 4:18