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2/23/2008

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God Heals Broken Hearts

"He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds." (Psalm 147:3)

What is a "broken heart"? Have you ever had one? We use the expression "broken heart" when we talk about the deepest kind of grief a heart can feel. Broken hearts are often caused by a hurtful change in a relationship with another person. If someone you love dies, or if you have to say good-bye to a friend, or if someone close to you does something to hurt you deeply, you might say that you have a broken heart. But those are just the surface causes for a broken heart. Do you know what really causes broken hearts? All of the grief, death, and sadness we experience came into our world as the result of human sin.

Jesus' heart was broken once too. Psalm 69:20 looks ahead to the time when Jesus died on the cross for our sins. "Reproach hath broken my heart; and I am full of heaviness." Jesus' heart was not broken because of His own sin; He never sinned. It was broken because of ours. All the sins of the whole world were laid on Him when He suffered and died. During those hours on the cross, He endured the awful wrath of God the Father in our place. The precious relationship Jesus had with His Father, closer and more satisfying than anything we could know, was broken while He bore our sin.

Does your God understand what your broken heart feels like? He not only understands, but He also knows how to heal it. Through Jesus Christ's suffering and death on the cross, He made a way for you to come directly to Him with your broken heart. Your grief may be the result of your own sin or someone else's. Or it may be the result of sin's effects on our fallen world. Whatever the cause, God promises to gently care for your hurting heart.

The God whose heart was broken for sin will heal your broken heart.

My Response:
» Have I brought my broken heart to God for healing?






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Description of God

God of My Life - El Hayyay
Psalm 42:8 "Yet the LORD will command his lovingkindness in the day time, and in the night his song shall be with me, and my prayer unto the God of my life."

 

Question & Answer

QWhose work is sanctification?

ASanctification is first and foremost a work of God that results in works from us. Philippians 2:12-13 – Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.

 

BIG Christian Word

Incarnation - (in'kar'na-shun)

The word "incarnation" does not appear in Scripture but it refers to the fact that Jesus was God in human flesh. The "incarnation" was the act of God the Son whereby he took to himself a human nature. (John 1:1) "In the beginning was the Word (Jesus), and the Word was with God, and theWord was God."