Healing Through God’s Word For Us – What The Bible Says?
Scripture provides the guidance to overcome our issues, through God's word healing takes place removing a good portion of the pain when we are in time of need.
“He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds.” – Psalm 147:3 (KJV)
In life, pain is inevitable. We all experience sorrow, heartbreak, and brokenness. All of this is merely evidence of the fallen world in which we live. When sin entered the world, so did the capacity to feel sadness. The fact that we, as humans, can be hurt creates the need for a Healer; someone who can take all our afflictions and somehow make them beautiful.
Healing is rarely an overnight miracle, as some like to believe. Healing is a process, and it isn’t always easy. In fact, healing often requires going through even more pain in order to reach a better end. The first step to healing, of course, is desiring to be healed. In a midst of tragedy, we often want to just shut down and wait out the storm. While patience and steadfastness is definitely a virtue, there always comes a point where you can no longer ignore that slowly but surely, you are being worn thin.
At that point, we have to realize that something within us needs to be fixed, and we can’t fix it ourselves. Thankfully, we can rest assured in the fact that Jesus Christ came to rescue broken, hurting people just like us. In Matthew 9:12, Jesus says, “They that be whole need not a physician, but they that are sick.” His comfort is not for those who think they have it all together; it’s for those who know just how imperfect they are. If we have faith in Him, He will mend our wounds and give us the strength to begin to return to the path He has called us to walk.
Some might say, “But you don’t know my situation.” The Bible makes it clear that every kind of hurt, no matter how complicated or serious, can be healed. The betrayal of a friend, the ending of a relationship, or even the death of a loved one are all things that aren’t to be taken lightly, but they are also all temporary stings. That doesn’t mean that we won’t still feel the impact later on in life. It means that the Healer takes the brunt of the pain so that we don’t have to.
We have to remember that Jesus Himself faced all kinds of sorrow in His time on earth. Hebrews 4:15 says, “For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.” Our God truly understands what it means to be afflicted, yet He also understands what it means to be healed. When we walk through adversity, He is there beside us. Our pain grieves Him, and it grieves Him even more when we withhold it from Him. If only we give our suffering to God instead of hiding it away, He will take our broken hearts and make them whole.