The Spirit of the Lord is upon me because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised (Lk 4:18)
In our previous Bible study, we saw some examples of how to avoid tragedy. (1) We saw how there are some things that we must go through. The loss of a pet, friend, or family member is an example. Let’s face it, life has an expiration date and we must prepare for it.
Asking God for help is essential to helping us to cope with unexpected tragedies. The good news is that some tragedies can be avoided. Let’s look at the verse below–
Be not over much wicked, neither be thou foolish: why shouldest thou die before thy time? (Ecc 7:17)
Life is full of decisions and covering our loved ones in prayers is essential. We need the help of the Holy Spirit to give us discernment. Watching over our family especially when they are making important decisions will help us in the long run. Such a move will avoid premature deaths from occurring in our family.
A Broken Heart
Having reviewed our previous lesson, let’s address the subject of a broken heart. A broken heart can be the result of a shattered dream, vision, or loss of life. Let’s look at some areas of a broken heart—
- It can cause a person to have a cold heart. (1) One example was Adolph Hitler. Suffering the loss of his mom had impacted him. Many believe that this change caused him to have a cold heart.
- It can affect your health.
- It can cause you to be bitter towards God. (3) Josef Stalin would at his deathbed, raise a fist towards God. It is believed that he might have been hurt at not graduating from seminary. This, in turn, caused him to read literature about Marx and Lenin.
The Greek word for brokenhearted is “Suntribo.” Its definition is to break into pieces and crush. To tear down one’s body and shatter one’s strength. A broken heart is the root of bitterness. It will tear down your body. It will deprive you of your strength, especially in the spiritual realm.
The good news is that Jesus came to heal the brokenhearted. He wants to comfort and restore you. If you are suffering from a broken heart, ask him to heal you. He will remove the pain and give you a new beginning in life.
Prayer–Thank you, Lord, for speaking to me today. Heal any areas in which my heart may have been broken. Heal any painful memories, as well as my emotions. You said that you have come to heal the brokenhearted. Heal me in all areas of my life–Physically, emotionally, and mentally. I receive that healing now in Jesus’s name. Amen.