He heals the brokenhearted, and binds up their wounds.
In the Greek, this scripture not only refers to the healing of individuals. It also includes healing of nations and involves restored favor. Do you know any person or nation that is brokenhearted (is a wreck; is crushed or ruptured)?
Some come to mind immediately. They need more than a bandage and a couple of aspirin. They need a major overhaul. No amount of human effort is going to bring healing to these wounds.
Only Jesus, the All-Powerful God, can restore, heal, bind up, these gaping injuries and sorrows. He is Jesus the Great Physician. He’s waiting for us to ask. Will you?
Almighty God, creator of heaven and earth,
come in and bind up these wounds.
Set the crooked straight.
Heal the unhealable.
These situations are beyond our help;
only You are our Healer, our Deliverer,
We stand to see You, Jesus,
bring the healing we so desire.
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