We were all taught the nursery rhyme about Humpty Dumpty who fell into pieces and “all the king’s horses and all the king’s men couldn’t put Humpty Dumpty together again.”
Sometimes we feel like Humpty Dumpty.
Our lives have been shattered by traumatic events, or a difficult life. We feel as if no one can pick up the pieces and that we are a failure, a nobody. We feel unloved, or maybe dirty and used.
But that’s not what Jesus said.
In a prophecy declared hundreds of years before He came to this earth, Jesus said that He was the One who came to bind the broken hearted.
The word broken hearted actually means burst, break or tear into pieces, crush, or smash.
Do any of those words describe a portion of your heart? They have definitely described mine a few times in my life.
Jesus also said that He came to comfort those who mourn.
We’ve all had times in our life when we have mourned the loss of something: the death of someone, a relationship, a friendship.
The word comforter is one of the descriptive words of Jesus.
When I was younger, I was held in chains from an abusive past, but I can truly say that God set me free! No matter whether if it is things you’ve done or things done to you, Jesus came to set us free.
Jesus came not only to set us free from hurt and shame, He came to replace those things with beauty, gladness, and praise.
When our lives have been shattered, the last thing we feel about ourselves is that we are “beautiful”, but that’s how Jesus sees us.
He can rebuild the ruins of our lives and make us whole again.
While it might take some time, when we give it to Him, He will make our desolate life a place of joy and growth once again.
The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me…He has sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of prison to those who are bound…to comfort all who mourn…to give them beauty for ashes, the oil of gladness for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness, that they may be called trees of righteousness…they shall rebuild the old ruins…the desolations of many generations. Isaiah 6:1-4 and Luke 4:18-19
–by Pam Rehbein