“The Healing of a Grieving Spirit.”

Psalm 34: 17-18

The righteous cry, and the Lord heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles.

The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.

When I asked The Lord what do you want me to teach on today? Here was His response; “The Healing of a Grieving Spirit.” Have you ever heard of the term ‘Broken Heart Syndrome?’ The bible nailed it centuries before modern science did, take a look,

Isaiah 16:11

For this cause the cords of my heart are sounding for Moab, and I am full of sorrow for Kir-heres.

(BBE)

Simply put, your heart has tendons that look like strings. When sudden trauma hits, a loss of a loved one, a breakup in a serious relationship, a divorce these strings can break, causing a “broken heart.”

Isaiah here is referring to how much his heart is hurting for the loss of Moab, which were the descendants of Lot, Abraham’s nephew. They had turned away from God, only to become His enemy. Kir-heres is a city in Moab. When the King of Judah, Jehoram invaded Moab because of their great sin, the King of Moab, in the city of Kir-heres offered his oldest son as a burnt sacrifice on top of the city wall. This was how far they had strayed from the Lord. (2 Kings 3:27)

Truly a righteous man Isaiah felt the Broken Heart Syndrome, Maybe even the heart of God, in his grief for a lost nation.

After the sacrifice the children of Israel gave up the attack in utter disgust and turned and left the battle.

But you see God will never give up the fight for you. Have you accepted Jesus as your Lord and Savior? Asked Him to forgive you of your sins? I’m sure the answer is “Yes.” Because of this you have a covenant with God the Father and whether you feel like it or not, you are righteous because of the Blood of Jesus.

The righteous cry, and the Lord heareth,

If so, you’re righteous and when you cry the Lord Heareth! The battle has already been won. It may not feel like it right now, but Jesus took this hurt on the cross 2000 years ago.

Everyone knows all the physical sufferings Jesus took on the cross, but few have given thought to the “Seven Emotional Sufferings” Jesus took for you on that day.

Stress: Sweated Blood in the garden.

Betrayal: Judas betrayed him, a Loved disciple and friend.

Abandonment: The other disciples all fled.

Rejection: His own people rejected Him.

Humiliation: He was stripped naked in public for all to see.

Persecution: Hostility and ill- treated because of who He was.

Injustice: Judged innocent by Pilot, but sentenced to death.

Separation from God: “My God, My God why hast thou forsaken Me?”

Because of His emotional sufferings this verse is true:

Hebrews 4:15-16

For we have not a high priest who is not able to be touched by the

feelings of our feeble flesh; but we have one who has been tested

in all points as we ourselves are tested, but without sin. Then let

us come near to the seat of grace without fear, so that mercy

may be given to us, and we may get grace for our help in time of

need.

We know what a Broken Heart is now, but what does ‘contrite’ mean?

The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.

Contrite; Feeling or expressing remorse or penitence, affected by guilt.

I bet I know what you’re thinking, “But wait! I didn’t do anything wrong! It was them!”

Isaiah certainly hadn’t done anything wrong, the war took place over a century earlier, but yet he had a contrite heart for the loss of a bloodline relative to Israel and Judah.

Forgiveness for the person who wronged you, who left you, who betrayed you, who anything’d you. Is the first step to mending those heart strings, God will do the rest.

Psalm 34: 17-18

The righteous cry, and the Lord heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles.

The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.

He is so Good.

He is: “Jehovah-Rapha”

“The Lord Who Heals”

Blessing’s

References:

https://peacebringer7.wordpress.com/2009/04/10/good-friday-musings-seven-common-types-of-emotional-suffering-jesus-endured/

http://biblehub.com/topical/k/kir-heres.htm

My wife Judy

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