Help for the Brokenhearted
“He heals the brokenhearted and bindeth up their wounds.” Psalms 147:3
God has made full provision for healing the pain of the past so you can trust again. Have you ever trusted someone to love you that did not know how to love or how to receive your love? In both cases you will experience rejection. This type of rejection is very painful, especially when it comes from someone whom you really trusted. The pain from being hurt by someone you trust is much greater than being hurt by a casual friend. It takes years to build trust, but it only takes a moment of rejection to tear trust down. This is because when you trust someone, you open your heart up to him or her. When they reject you, the natural tendency is to close your heart to them in order to avoid being hurt again. The pain that comes from rejection creates a big wound that must be healed in order to be able to trust that person again.
Jesus made a complete provision for our physical and emotional healing. But many people are stuck, “locked in time”, desperately needing to be set free from the pain of the past. One way many people try to get rid of pain is to just forget what happened and forget about the person who hurt them. You can tear that person out of your address book and you may even be able to forget what happened, but if healing did not occur, the pain is still there though tucked away inside. The pain that lingers from the past keeps you tied to the past. Isaiah, the prophet, said in Isaiah 1:4-6 that those people who have not been healed will go backwards. Like taking one step forward and then two steps backward; you aren’t getting anywhere.
Another way many people deal with pain is to run from it or pretend it really isn’t there. Pain is like a shadow, you look around and it is still there no matter how fast you run. That is why so many people are walking around with the shadow of the past still on them. Pain must be faced and dealt with in order for it to be put away for good. Pain must be faced and dealt with in order for it to be put away. Instead of running from pain, stop, turn around, and face it. Pain must be faced to be healed.
You may be one who has received some healing, but the pain still remains. Jeremiah 6:14 also says that when a person has only been healed slightly, they say peace, peace, but there is no peace. The amount of peace you are having can be a good indicator of how much healing you have received. Once you are healed and the pain is gone, you will be able to hold your heart open again and trust. Healing produces trust in you. Then wait on the Lord to give you peace. However, if the person that hurt you proves over and over not to be trustworthy, he or she also needs to receive healing.