One of the names of our God is Jehovah-Rapha, the God who heals. God heals because He is The Healer—and because He loves you. He created you for His infinite love. In Jeremiah 30:17, God says, “I will restore you to health and heal your wounds.” Jesus dedicated much of His ministry to healing the sick. David wrote in Psalm 103: “Praise the Lord, O my soul…who forgives all your sins, and heals all your diseases…” He not only heals our bodies but He heals our emotions, our souls and our broken hearts. Psalm 147:3 says, He heals the brokenhearted and bandages their wounds. If you need healing today, you can go to Jesus. He was wounded and bruised just to heal you.
Blessed be … the Father of mercies and God of all comfort,who comforts us in all our troubles… —2 Corinthians 1:3-4
Thomas Moore was an Irish songwriter and poet who brought joy to many who saw him perform. Yet, his personal life was troubled by repeated heartaches, including the death of all five of his children. Moore’s personal wounds make these words of his all the more meaningful:
“Here bring your wounded hearts, here tell your anguish; earth hath no sorrow that heaven cannot heal.” This moving statement reminds us that meeting with God in prayer can bring healing to the troubled soul.
If you are broken and sorrowful, take refuge in God and you will feel and know His comfort.