Our Faithful Healer – Psalm 147:3-5

“He heals the brokenhearted
and binds up their wounds.
He determines the number of the stars;
he gives to all of them their names.
Great is our Lord, and abundant in power;
his understanding is beyond measure.”

Psalm 147:3-5

The same God who determines how many stars are in the sky, the God who names each one of them, is the God who draws near to you in your brokenness. The God who is bigger and greater than we can possibly fathom and who reigns over all that there is, is the God who takes it upon Himself to heal your broken heart. To bind up your wounds. To restore your soul.

It continues to amaze me how personal our God is. We can see it in the picture of Christ. Many times, in the midst of a crowd surrounding Him, He would stop and focus on one person. He didn’t abide by social expectations—He spoke to women, He allowed children to come to Him, He touched lepers and dined with sinners and tax collectors. Because it was not His aim to be what everyone expected or to find the best of the best. It was to “bring good news to the poor…to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound” (Isaiah 61:1).

When my heart was broken, I was at a loss with how to fix it. Because healing a broken heart isn’t a step-by-step process we can accomplish. God has reserved that delicate, careful process for the hands that formed our heart and intricately wove us together. He reserved it for Himself. Only He can restore it to greater beauty than ever before. And He will be faithful to do so, in perfect time.

“Great is our Lord, and abundant in power; his understanding is beyond measure.” Let us be thankful today that this great God who is abundant in power is intent on our good and our healing. His understanding of all things, including that which is in the deepest crevices of our heart, is beyond measure. He isn’t too big for us or our circumstances. He isn’t too far away. In infinite grace and steadfast love, He draws near enough to envelop us in faithfulness and tenderly bind up our wounds.

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