He Heals the BrokenHearted and Binds up their Wounds.
This is one of my favorite verses from the Bible. As someone who has struggled with self injury I really found hope in these words. However, as I continue to walk this journey of recovery, I find hope and truth in this verse for so many areas of my life.
Wounds can be superficial or deeply rooted. Wounds can be physical, emotional, or mental. Sometimes we are hurt by words and actions of others that may or may not be intentional. As humans we experience alot in our lives, and many of those experiences are filled with heartache and pain. But there is Hope, we don’t have to hold on to the hurt forever. We have a healer who can free us from the burden of heartbreak and pain.
No matter what you are going through… no matter what has broken your heart and wounded you…God wants to heal those wounds.
Over the last year God has been working in my life in so many ways. Healing wounds that were both physical and emotional. Some things have left me with scars…but I believe in the beauty of scars. Physically the Lord healed all my wounds of self injury so I could walk forward in recovery. But there were many other areas that I had not yet experienced His healing.
As time went on I began to remember words that had been spoken to me and about me, words that at one time or another had almost destroyed me, but I locked them away..never to be spoken. But in holding those words silently in my heart I was allowing sorrow, bitterness, anger, and depression to take hold in my life. God allowed me to let go of those words and forgive those who had hurt me and broken me. There were many areas of my past that I hadn’t yet confronted. But the longer I pretended they didn’t exist the longer I gave them power over me. It hasn’t been an easy or a painless process but I know it is necessary.
Every wound I have ever endured can be healed in His hands, and the scars that are left behind are just reminders of where He has taken me out from and where I am going.
So no matter what your life looks like right now, no matter what kind of wounds you have in your life…I encourage you to give it all to God. He can heal your heart, bind your wounds, and make you whole.