Today, while I was watching my Beth Moore bible lesson video on my laptop, I heard the wonderful news: God can heal your broken heart, your pain, you mental anguish over wounds from your past. I stopped the tape and sat for a moment. He never meant for us to stay wounded, if fact that is why He died on the cross for our sins and was wounded for us. He took our woundedness so we don’t have to carry it any longer. This profound truth settled into my heart.
He knows what it is like to have emotional pain, mental anguish, and the physical pain of nails driven into his hands and a sword pierce his side. There is nothing we have gone through or are going through that He hasn’t experienced himself.
This is why He is our Savior and Healer.
As I sat on my sofa in my living room, looking out the clear glass doors at the white fluffy clouds float by in the bright blue sky, I bowed my head and humbly asked the Lord to heal my wounds. He placed His hand on my heart and healed me through His Holy Spirit.
He withdrew the sword that had pierced my heart when I was abandoned by my family over my illness. He took the pain of losing my nieces and nephews in my life when I came forward with my sexual abuse from childhood. He soothed the hurt when an old high school friend took advantage of my vulnerability and betrayed me. He knit together my wounds through His healing balm in one afternoon, that began as an ordinary day, and turned into an extraordinary one. And He can do it for you too.
Once I turned the video back on, Beth shared that Jesus calls us away to a solitary place and time with Him to be able heal our wounds in the quiet of the moment. We need to make time out of our busy lives to just sit with Him and be still. Only then can he show us our wounds and the love in His eyes as He desires to heal us.
Even if your heart is shattered into a million tiny pieces like mine was, He can still knit it together because he promises in His Word, the Bible to. He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. (Psalm 147:3) and
The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. (Psalm 34:18) Even if you are suffering from depression and despair, He loves you enough to heal you as He did me.
Please pray this prayer: Dear Jesus. I believe you died on the cross for my sins and took my wounds upon yourself. Please heal my broken heart and damaged life from all my pain, anguish and despair. I open my heart to you today and invite you to come in as my Lord and Savior at this special time of Easter when you died and rose from the dead so I could have eternal life with you. Please touch me now even as I pray through the power of your Holy Spirit. Thank you Jesus for loving me. Amen.
If you prayed this prayer, know God was faithful and began the work of healing you. Sometime He heals instantly as He did for me today, other times it is a process that takes time. Here are some practical ways to seek healing. I share these in my my pre-published book: Finding God in the Midst of My Mess: A Love Story, to be published in 2015.
-Attend a church that has healing prayer groups and ask for healing.
–-Read Leanne Payne’s books: The Healing Presence; Restoring the Christian Soul; Listening Prayer and The Crisis in Masculinity (for men) all on emotional healing.
-See a Christian counselor who can incorporate healing prayer into your sessions. Google you local Christian Counseling Center or ask your Pastor for a referral.
-Take a Beth Moore bible study for healing such as Breaking Free available online at www.lproof.org. You can take them online or at a local church that offers her classes.
-Call the Minirth-Meir New Life Clinics 1-888-7 CLINIC (1-888-725-4642) for a counselor or inpatient program in your area, especially if you are suffering from depression or chemical dependency.
-Attend a Christian 12 Step group to find support and healing for addictions through a local church.
-If you in a crisis pregnancy Google your local Christian Pregnancy Center and make an appointment for a free sonogram and find help in choosing life for you and your baby.
-If you need healing from an abortion, some Christian Pregnancy Center’s offer post-abortion counseling where you can find forgiveness and healing from God. I took such a class and found so much freedom. On your own you can read the book and workbook Forgiven and Set Free, and for men, Healing the Father’s Heart by Linda Cochran available at Christianbooks.com,
You can also contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for a confidential reply to your need or problem for healing. I am happy to pray for you.
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