He heals the brokenhearted and bandages their wounds.Psalm 147:3 (NLT)
When I was younger, just the sight of blood would set me off. If it was coming from, or on someone else, I would get squeamish. If it was my own blood, I would wail as if the world was coming to an end. In my mind, perhaps it was. After all, we need blood to survive. (My whole family is in the medical field. So, I’ve picked up a few tidbits of information here and there. You’re welcome.) If my blood was oozing, leaking, dripping, or slightly visible on the outside of my body, then death was sure to follow. Of course I also knew that my mom was generally in ear shot and would come running to make everything better.
Moms have many superpowers, but the ability to get a crying child to realize that everything is going to be OK is probably one of the more widely known. So it was with my mom. I would scream, she would come running. Upon her arrival, she’d assess the situation to make sure I wasn’t missing any limbs (I still have all of them by the way!) and to clean and bandage the wound. All the while, she would be calm, and the way she spoke soothed my freaked out soul. She was good at it. I believe this mom-power is a reflection of our Creator. He gave moms this innate ability.
One of the names given to God in the Scriptures is “Comforter.” Why? Well, this verse pretty much sums it up. “He heals the brokenhearted and bandages their wounds.” And, just like everything else He does, He is the best.
However, God goes deeper than our exterior scrapes, bruises, and cuts. Because He is God, He can see into our minds, our hearts, and can identify the real hurts in life – the ones that don’t show up on an x-ray or MRI. He can heal the things inside that are ruling our thoughts and, in many instances, our actions. Like a great surgeon, God can go in and remove the things inside of us that cause us pain. However, after surgery, realize that the recovery from the pain sometimes takes a while. We often don’t fee instant relief. We need to heal. Yet, God never leaves our side. He comforts us through that part of our journey, too.
What pains do you carry inside of you? Begin the conversation with God. Ask Him to heal what is hurting you. Ask Him to comfort you through the healing. He’ll come running.