How to Mend a Broken Heart-From Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power

Psalm 147:3

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He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds!

Thanks so much for joining me for our Coffee Hour and more on our May WOW, How to Mend a Broken Heart! In our Words of Wisdom, the Psalmist tells us that God binds our wounds, and this is one of the ways He heals a broken heart. Grab your coffee, and your shovel, and let’s continue this dig for diamonds that will illuminate upon our journey!

So another reference to the word bind is found in Job 40:13: “bind their faces in secret.” What in the world… Let’s go to the Hebrew Concordance because that sounds as clear as mud: “to wrap firmly, compress or saddle, and only one reference relates to “healer” – I’m getting a visual of Him wrapping us firmly in His love but it comes through others and blessings, and favor. So in other words, it’s not like we can see Him wrapping us, swaddling us in a blanket, but He goes before us, and has our back, too, and uses others to surround us in His love, favor, grace, all of which bring healing!

I don’t know about you, but this dig is adding so much depth to this little verse of only ten words! There’s only one more translation in the Old Testament for this word, so let’s go check it out.

Oh, em gee! This is beautiful; I promise: “to yoke or hitch, to fasten in any sense, to join battle”! Wow, so that means He can bring healing IN the battle! In other words, things may look, get and/or feel messy, but there’s still a binding, a healing that will happen.

The definition for this final translation “acar” also says “to gird, harness, hold, keep, make ready, prepare; the common word for ‘tying up’ for security and safety.”

Frequently this particular translation for “bind” is used to reference or describe the “binding of prisoners with cords and various fetters.”

See, un-attended wounds are like prisoners, growing roots. And roots, if left unchecked, root rampantly and cause a lot of damage, especially as they encroach into others’ spaces, i.e., property (hearts). If we leave a wound unattended and don’t ask Him for healing, the results could be more devastating than the original wound!

What you don’t see can continue to hurt you, and undetected hurts create habits which turn into hang-ups. I love what Rick Warren says in his Celebrate Recovery© book: “Wounds that are left untended fester and spread infection throughout your body.”

When/if we allow for His healing, it can ready us for whatever comes next!

With a mending heart,

kim L


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