Does The Bible Tell Us Jesus heals the broken hearted? If so where can I find it?
In speaking of Jesus, the Lord declares this to Israel:
Ezekiel 34:15-16 (NKJV)
15 I will feed My flock, and I will make them lie down,” says the Lord God. 16 “I will seek what was lost and bring back what was driven away, bind up the broken and strengthen what was sick; but I will destroy the fat and the strong, and feed them in judgment.”
This is the Lord’s promise to bind up the broken, but it’s spoken metaphorically. As a shepherd binds the wounds of a sheep, so will the Lord bind up His people, healing them by giving them a new, resurrected body. This is the essence of the phrase “to bind up the broken.” Jesus heals the broken hearted Continue reading
Through suffering and in our weakness the Spirit intercedes for us. Romans 8 – Part 9
The believer who has his or her hope in eternal things will persevere in earthly suffering because we understand it can’t touch what is waiting for us in eternity. Like the mother who preservers through childbirth pain because she knows where it’s leading. So ironically, the one who puts his or her hope in temporal things, prosperity, riches, healing or whatever, that person is less likely to persevere. So we wait He says for our glory. We don’t wait alone. Continue reading
Paul moves from suffering in Creation to discussing the meaning of suffering in our personal experience. We persevere in Our Hope. Romans 8 – Part 8
Romans 8:23-25 (NKJV)
23 Not only that, but we also who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, eagerly waiting for the adoption, the redemption of our body. 24 For we were saved in this hope, but hope that is seen is not hope; for why does one still hope for what he sees? 25 But if we hope for what we do not see, we eagerly wait for it with perseverance.
We too suffer (or groan, which is a euphemism for suffering) under the burden of the curse that God put on the Earth. Specifically, that curse as it affects our bodies. We feel the weight of the evil that affects all Creation, we feel it personally. You suffer sickness. The next time you get sick, know that you are having a reality check connected to the curse that God pronounced. You’re experiencing it in a very tangible way. You don’t have to be sick to feel it. If you have a little joint pain, or if you have to toil at something and it is difficult, and you sweat, that’s the curse, or If you have a weakness, in some context, physical, emotional, intellectual. Are you getting older? Are you going to die one day? They are all effects of the curse. Continue reading