Ever since Adam and Eve’s ruinous fall in the Garden of Eden, everyone comes into this world in a state of sinful brokenness. But let me share a powerful word of comfort from the Psalms:
[The Lord] heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. (Psalm 147:3)
God had every right to leave broken humanity in their ruined condition, but He did not. In the eternal counsel of the Triune God, even as Adam and Eve crouched trembling before the Lord God in their pathetic fig leaf garments, Jesus was on the way to heal the brokenhearted and to bind up their wounds.
The author of Hebrews exalted “[T]he God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep” (Hebrews 13:20). See that it is an eternal covenant; the Triune God established before time began (2 Timothy 1:9) that He would not leave you in your sin and despair. Jesus was on the way to heal your broken heart and bind up your wounds . . . millennia before you were born!
I cannot imagine anything more comforting than that truth! So many in the world dimly believe that if there even is a God, He is some distant deity who does not care a bit about creation or the people who inhabit it. Today’s verse shows us just how personal our God truly is. He desires to be in an intimate, loving, caring, relationship with you, and through that relationship He heals your broken heart and binds up your wounds. Yes, you were born broken . . . but you are indeed blessed!
How personal does God get with His people? He knows the number of hairs on your head (Matthew 10:30). He has your name written on His heart through the blood of the eternal covenant (Ephesians 1:4-5). If God calls each star by name (Psalm 147:4), it is staggering to think just how personal He wants to be with His people . . . and that includes you!
So regardless of where this message finds you today, hold fast to the absolute truth that Jesus is in the business of healing broken hearts and binding up wounds:
- Marriage wounds
- Parenting wounds
- Relationship wounds
- Friendship wounds
- Financial wounds
- Health wounds
- School wounds
The list of healings that our loving Lord will provide could fill entire volumes. Whatever grief or wound you may be suffering from today, Jesus is the “healing balm of Gilead” (Jeremiah 8:22). He will bind you up and heal you and bless you in ways that only He can.
This is the Gospel. This is grace for your race. NEVER FORGET THAT . . .