Life is a journey of unexpected blows— broken hearts can lead to devastating outcomes. The dictionary defines broken as violently separated into parts; completely shattered like broken glass.
Disappointment can also shatter our expectations and shake our core until we’re bowled over in pain.
Like when a parent abandons a child; when a relationship shatters; when a marriage struggles on shaky ground or even when it completely dissolves. Crack, crack, crack, until the only thing left is a state of devastation and ruin.
I believe, it is one of those experiences that the bible refers to as the valley of the shadow of death. It is a dark place. It is lonely. Even if people speak, you cannot hear. There is numbness followed by deep pain.
One young lady, I met last week described her own brokenness while going through a divorce. She said, “I hurt from a place I never knew existed.” Reduced to ashes, she questioned her value. In fact, her thoughts screamed lies. “You are worthless! No one loves you! What is wrong with you?” And… she believed it.
Can you relate to her story? It may or may not be divorce but has something really broken you?
God’s solution for a broken thing is to bind it. The dictionary defines bind as to wrap around with something so as to enclose or cover; to fasten together. He is close to the crushed soul and he can bind what has been broken. In fact, His solution for a ruined and devastated condition is to rebuild and restore it. From the dictionary, the word implies making whole or sound something broken, torn, or injured.
If you had a great fall, dismiss the Humpty Dumpty notion that you cannot be put back together again. Broken hearts can be bounded up and ruined people can be rebuilt. Believe that!
The Lord is with you, but you must decide to relocate from ruins! A speaker on Facebook Live challenged his listeners to think how different the resurrection story would have been if Jesus decided to remain parked in the grave after he arose. Like Jesus moved out, get out of your grave. Counteract every opposing belief in your mind. Counteract crippling emotion that’s holding you down in the ashes of your pain. Ask a friend to help you.
Attacks are a part of life. They come into our lives for ultimate destruction. But they also serve another purpose and that is so you can have an ultimate comeback.
May these words hit the bull’s eye of your heart and bind up anything missing or broken in Jesus name.
I declare restoration of your broken-down walls! Let beauty come from your ashes. May strength return to you double fold. May your paradigm shift now. Instead of being consumed by the heartbreak that has maimed you, it will be replaced by the Joy of the Lord! Let excitement fill your heart and mind for your reconstruction has begun. Arise in the power that not only rose Jesus up but moved Him out of the grave. Like Him, walk out from the rubble, a mightier woman, or man of God!
“He heals the brokenhearted and bandages their wounds.” (Psalms 147:3)