Healing for the Heartbroken

"He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds" (Psalm 147:3)

After years of weeping, the people of Psalm 147 were now singing. They had endured much about which to weep. Because of their defiant rebellion God allowed the Babylonians to level Jerusalem, destroy their temple, and take many captives to Babylon. The faithful remnants who loved the Lord were taken hostage too.

"By the rivers of Babylon we sat and wept when we remembered Zion," the faithful remnant wrote. "How can we sing the songs of the Lord while in a foreign land?" (Psalm 137:1, 4).

God heard their mournful cries. Just as He promised through the pen of His prophet Jeremiah, He brought His people back into the land. Sobs were replaced by singing. Depression gave way to delight.

"God determines the number of the stars and calls them each by name" (Psalm 147:4). He is "mighty in power" (vs. 5). This is the God who promises to heal the brokenhearted, to bind up the wounds of those who are hurting.

When things look bleak and hopeless, remember that the almighty and powerful God is also gentle enough to heal your broken heart.

The Word of God was given free to us, therefore we should also share it freely with others.
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