Palm Sunday March, 28 2021 Devotional

"He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds" - ‭‭Psalm‬ ‭147:3‬

I guess I grew up in a protected environment. I always sort of thought that when people talked about their “broken heart” it was what you call poetic license; an exaggeration for the sake of drama, an expression you only heard in cowboy songs and romantic ballads.

As I grew up life taught me a few lessons. No other expression describes the real pain of a broken heart, and it isn’t always about a romantic relationship that went sour.

Today I know even children whose hearts have been broken already, long before they knew anything of romance. Some grow up with those wounds. Others, like me, find out about that pain much later in life. Children shouldn’t have to deal with such things. The Lord isn’t one of those who say to the broken-hearted, “Buck up! Get over it! Quit sniveling.” He heals the broken-hearted. He puts your heart back to together, makes it whole again. That seems impossible when you’re going through it. It feels like nothing can ever make your heart right again, like the pain will go on forever. It takes time - healing is a process - but He really does just that. You will find that your heart will sing again as He heals you. Meanwhile, come to Jesus and let Him bind up the wounds of your heart. Let Him apply the tender, healing touch of His forgiveness, His mercy and His grace, to you. Jesus heals the broken-hearted and binds up their wounds. The prophet Isaiah said that when Messiah Jesus came He would be a “man of sorrows, acquainted with grief.” He knows what a broken heart feels like; no one knows it better than He. Lord Jesus, this Holy Week I remember Your heart broken for me. You know more than anyone how deep that wound goes. Lord, I bring mine to You. Let Your healing touch begin. Thank You for understanding and loving me, even now. Amen. Pastor Dan Giles

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