8 - Who will heal me?

Isaiah 61
1. "The Spirit of the Lord God is upon Me, because the Lord has anointed Me to preach good tidings to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound;
2. to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all who mourn,
3. to console those who mourn in Zion, to give them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they may be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified."

We have established that brokenheartedness is something all humans can expect to go through as they live on the earth. It is something all humans have in common at some point.

Brokenheartedness can be experienced as just a slight disappointment, which we can easily forgive. It can also come in the form of rejection by society or in the workplace.

The Gospel of John can be read as an account of the rejection of the Lord Jesus Christ by the society of His day. At one point the religious leaders - who set the tone for the nation in Jesus' time - called Him a devil!
Talk about rejection!

(Read the account of Jesus' life in the Gospel of John: John's Good News)

However, the deepest kind of brokenheartedness can come from those we are most closely related to, and can even begin before we are born.

Humans are wired in such a way that we need a mother and father - not necessarily our biological parents - to welcome us from the time we are conceived in the womb.
We have a foundational need for someone to love us deeply and want us positively when we are born, otherwise we are born brokenhearted.

People born brokenhearted can be found in rich homes, middle-income homes and poor homes. Brokenhearted people express how they feel mostly in ways that are destructive, either to themselves or those around them.

If you recognise that you are brokenhearted, know this:
that since you are alive, God did call you into the world and He really wants you here.

Know this too:
You can choose to allow Him to use His people to heal Your broken heart and You can begin to fit in with His plans for Your life which are all very good.

Father, thank You for wanting me. Even though sometimes I feel that I may be a mistake, thank You for being there for me.
Bring me into contact with the people who can want me and restore my personhood,
and help me to recognise them when they come into my life,
in Jesus' name,

A new study in this series is available every day!
See you tomorrow, God willing.
Until then, trust in the Lord with your whole being
and be blessed in all you do today!