Healing the Broken-hearted
(Luke 4:18,19 KJV)
” The Spirit of the Lord is
upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath
sent me to heal the broken-hearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, to preach the acceptable year of the Lord.”
This morning we continue to investigate this text by focusing on the words “he hath sent me to heal the broken-hearted.” One of the excuses that many people express when it
comes to why they do not have a relationship with God, nor worship Him
regularly is the fact that they are attempting to “get right” before they come
to God and rid themselves of all their problems. The problem with this
logic is that they cannot “get right” without God. God wants us to bring
our problems, concerns, issues, and cares to Him. We live in a real world
with real issues and real problems, but we serve a real God that can handle
them all and allow us to operate in perfect peace.
It is true that life can be hard at times. One of the most
difficult things for many people to overcome is disappointment. Webster
defines disappointment as the defeat
or failure of expectation, hope, wish, desire or intention; miscarriage of
design or plan. When you look at it this way, you can easily see why
disappointment has become a stronghold in the hearts of many. They develop
hopes, dreams, and expectations and fall into a state of frustration and
possible depression when these self-made plans do not come to pass. Jesus
announced that part of His ministry was to heal those who were broken-hearted. He
came to minister to those who were frustrated, disillusioned, and
depressed. The Holy Spirit anointed (equipped) Jesus to meet every
need. This is the good news for the broken-hearted.
So what does this mean to you today? Several things:
1. God has a vision and a
plan for our lives (Jer 29:11).
2. Success in life is
finding God’s purpose and completing it before we die.
3. We often times develop
expectations and hopes for things that are not part of God plan for our lives
and this will inevitably cause disappointment and frustration.
4. God is a real God and
can deal with every broken-hearted, frustrated, disillusioned, and depressed
episode that we experience. His anointing upon our lives can heal us and
help us to move forward.
5. We are anointed like
Christ to deal with the same issues in the lives of others. Don’t just
allow the Holy Spirit to heal your broken heart, but to also use you to
minister to others around you who are hurting.
6. Ministry takes place
when divine resources meet human needs, through loving channels, to the glory
of God. Are you ready to be that loving channel?
you are frustrated this morning, simply pray and ask God to heal your broken-hearted
condition and you will see God manifest His glory in your life. God wants
to heal you and wants you to share the Good News of what He can do with
others. Enter into this day with a smile on your face a spring in your
step, and a song in your heart. God wants you to be free of depression,
frustration, and pain.
Confession for this day: Lord God. You said in
Your Word that I could cast my cares upon You and I stand upon that
Word. I release all frustration, disappointment, doubt, unbelief and
strife. You came that I might be free and I walk in that liberty
today! I am not broken-hearted, I am healed and I walk in peace.
Your Spirit is upon me and has anointed me to share this good news with
others. I will let Your light shine through me.In