Where does the broken hearted person go for comfort and healing?
Ultimately, we go to Christ of course, where true comfort and healing is found. He is the only one who truly understands the depth of our pain. He is the only one who truly understands the depth of our loss like no one else does.
He understands our history and why this loss hurts so much. He knows all the details of this loss and why it is so painful…whether it is a death or a broken relationship. He understands the pain of it all in ways no one else does. He is the only one who can bring about healing from the inside out…in places you don’t even know you need it.Where does the broken hearted person go for comfort? Ultimately, we go to Christ of course, where true comfort is found. He is the only one who truly understands the depth of our pain. Click To Tweet
But while He is bringing comfort and healing to your life, you also need community.
You need your church community where you worship and serve. This is where healing happens too. It doesn’t happen as you simply sit and take in, but as you find ways to serve. At first, they may be small ways that are in line with your loves. Do you love to be out front with people interacting with them or are you more of a behind-the scenes person who wants to make coffee or help in other ways that don’t show. Ask what you can do in the areas where you feel you can help. Each church community has a place. If they don’t, you may need to work with others to make some new pathways for that to happen.
Maybe your place to serve is more missional.
Find ways to join with others and serve there. GOD has a place for you in your community or in mission somewhere with others. I have often found that in the times I have been most brokenhearted, that He has used my service to help me to look outside myself as part of the healing process.
No, I can’t ignore the need for my own healing.
That is important. But I can’t focus on it all the time. It can overwhelm me and it can place the emphasis in wrong places at times. It’s a fine line to walk. There is a time to be quiet and focus on home and the struggles at home. But sometimes, we need to be active in our church or local community and it is there that we are able to work out some of our difficulties and find healing.
So be encouraged by these words from Scripture. The Isaiah passage is talking about Jesus. Later, in the gospels, Jesus quoted it again that He was fulfilling it.
Be encouraged by the words from the Psalms. The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit. What words of hope!
The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me,
because the Lord has anointed m
to bring good news to the poor;
he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
to proclaim liberty to the captives,
and the opening of the prison to those who are bound;
to proclaim the year of the Lord‘s favor,
and the day of vengeance of our God;
to comfort all who mourn;
to grant to those who mourn in Zion—
to give them a beautiful headdress instead of ashes,
the oil of gladness instead of mourning,
the garment of praise instead of a faint spirit;
that they may be called oaks of righteousness,
the planting of the Lord, that he may be glorified.
Isaiah 61:1-3 ESV
When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears
and delivers them out of all their troubles.
The Lord is near to the brokenhearted
and saves the crushed in spirit.
Many are the afflictions of the righteous,
but the Lord delivers him out of them all.
Psalm 34:17-19 ESV