Meditation 101– 3

Posted by Bob Hibbing on

He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. - Psalm 147: 3

Meditating on Psalm 147 will bring you wholeness of spirit. Verse 3 says He heals the brokenhearted. He heals the brokenhearted. He heals the brokenhearted. He doesn’t just commiserate with the brokenhearted; He does something about it because, unlike anyone else we know, He is able to do something about the things that have broken our hearts.

“He . . . binds up their wounds” (Psalm 147:3). The word “wounds” in this verse could also be translated, “hurt, pain, or sorrow.” We probably all have sorrows in our lives—the things that are like hidden traps in our path, that when this or that topic or memory comes up, we feel the rug being pulled out from beneath us, and we are in the pit of uncertainty, weakness, cowardice, and fear.

How can we know that He is able to bring firmness to an area of weakness within us? Meditate on this: He is the God who counts the number of the stars! He is infinite in knowledge. Our pains are not too many for Him to take into account and to deal with. He has seen every injustice, and He is the One most experienced with bringing injustices to justice. He heals the brokenhearted. We finally have Someone we can rely on!

Not only does He count the number of the stars, but He gives names to them all (147:4). There is no star that is insignificant to Him. There is no star that He made to just fill space—nameless, purposeless, without a unique and glorious design. And there is no hurt that has come into our lives that proves that we have no purpose to go on. If He gives names to every star, we can be assured He has a unique and glorious purpose for our existence, and even for the pain that has come into our lives.

He heals the brokenhearted. He heals the brokenhearted. He heals the brokenhearted.

Submitted by:
Bob Hibbing

Lifehouse Church
Decorah, Iowa

One-Year Bible Reading
Numbers 32:1-33:39
Luke 4:31-5:11
Psalm 64:1-10
Proverbs 11:22

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