Psalm 147:3 (ESV) 3 He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.
He doesn’t say He keeps us from ever having a broken heart, though there are verses we could interpret that way.
We must always remember that the Bible has to be read within the broader context. Even doing that, there are still things that we will never fully understand. I heard someone say recently that it is unbridled arrogance to spend our time arguing over the things in God’s word that can never be fully explained.
There are likely things that have happened (or will happen) in your life that you cannot understand. Maybe they still hurt you deeply. You still have questions of why God didn’t stop the event or change the person.
I do. Years later.
Still…if I choose to get stuck there, if I arrogantly question God about things I will never be able to comprehend…I will never heal. At some point, I am likely to blame Him all over again, not only for my disappointment and pain, but also for my self-inflicted lack of healing.
What a terrible and destructive path on which we drag ourselves. What a healing journey He wants for us.
He has promised to heal the broken hearted, yes. He has promised to bind up our wounds. But only if we choose to allow Him to walk with us and guide us through to healing. He is the perfect physician…are you going to refuse to take His prescription, do His therapy and continuously argue with His path to healing?
Are we so willful and prideful…so arrogantly entitled that we refuse to let go of our need to know all that He knows? How foolish we can be!
I know people who are on the path to full healing, despite multiple tragedies in their lives that no one can justify or explain. Their lives are moving forward, they are being used little by little by our God as time passes and He heals. It is a faith builder for me to watch. It… heals me!
I also know people who refuse to humble themselves and truly seek God’s face. They are not healing. They are becoming more deeply entangled in stress and self-created confusion as they lean into their own willful answers. They are modeling life solutions that seem logical to them, but are truly false.
Both groups are changing the generations…their own and the one that follows. One is healing through God’s grace and that healing extends to those in their sphere. The other is experiencing little, if any healing…in fact, more blindness. It is increasingly apparent that the blind spots and lack of healing are already being absorbed and lived out by those in their sphere.
God will heal my wounds and yours. He has promised He will.
But He will not bend to anyone’s stubborn pride in order to do the healing.
Romans 4:20-21 (NIV) 20 Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God, 21 being fully persuaded that God had power to do what he had promised.