Sunday, February 5, 2023

On HEALING brokenness


Psalm 31:12

King James Version

12 I am forgotten as a dead man out of mind: 

I am like a broken vessel.

How does one heal brokenness?

What does it mean to be "broken"?

How can you be put back together?

Who can help?

JESUS' heart is closest to the broken.

And the brokenhearted.

A good example of brokenness can be found in king David's psalm:

Psalm 51:1-17

King James Version

51 Have mercy upon me, O God, 

according to thy lovingkindness: 

according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies 

blot out my transgressions.

2 Wash me throughly from mine iniquity, 

and cleanse me from my sin.

3 For I acknowledge my transgressions: 

and my sin is ever before me.

4 Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, 

and done this evil in thy sight: 

that thou mightest be justified when thou speakest, 

and be clear when thou judgest.

5 Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; 

and in sin did my mother conceive me.

6 Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward parts: 

and in the hidden part thou shalt make me 

to know wisdom.

7 Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: 

wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.

8 Make me to hear joy and gladness; 

that the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice.

9 Hide thy face from my sins, 

and blot out all mine iniquities.

10 Create in me a clean heart, O God; 

and renew a right spirit within me.

11 Cast me not away from thy presence; 

and take not thy holy spirit from me.

12 Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; 

and uphold me with thy free spirit.

13 Then will I teach transgressors thy ways; 

and sinners shall be converted unto thee.

14 Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, 

thou God of my salvation: 

and my tongue shall sing aloud of thy righteousness.

15 O Lord, open thou my lips; 

and my mouth shall shew forth thy praise.

16 For thou desirest not sacrifice; 

else would I give it: 

thou delightest not in burnt offering.

17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: 

a broken and a contrite heart, 

O God, thou wilt not despise.

These verses tell of how our brokenness gets healed:

Psalm 34:18

King James Version

18 The Lord is nigh unto them 

that are of a broken heart; 

and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.

Psalm 147:3

King James Version

3 He healeth the broken in heart, 

and bindeth up their wounds.

Isaiah 57:15

King James Version

15 For thus saith the high and lofty One 

that inhabiteth eternity, 

whose name is Holy; 

I dwell in the high and holy place, 

with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, 

to revive the spirit of the humble, 

and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.

Isaiah 66:1-2

King James Version

66 Thus saith the Lord, 

The heaven is my throne, 

and the earth is my footstool: 

where is the house that ye build unto me? 

and where is the place of my rest?

2 For all those things hath mine hand made, 

and all those things have been, 

saith the Lord: 

but to this man will I look, 

even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit, 

and trembleth at my word.

Matthew 5:1-4

King James Version

5 And seeing the multitudes, 

he went up into a mountain: 

and when he was set, 

his disciples came unto him:

2 And he opened his mouth, 

and taught them, saying,

3 Blessed are the poor in spirit: 

for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

4 Blessed are they that mourn: 

for they shall be comforted.

Matthew 9:11-13

King James Version

11 And when the Pharisees saw it, 

they said unto his disciples, 

Why eateth your Master with publicans and sinners?

12 But when Jesus heard that, 

he said unto them, 

They that be whole need not a physician, 

but they that are sick.

13 But go ye and learn what that meaneth, 

I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: 

for I am not come to call the righteous, 

but sinners to repentance.

Matthew 11:28-30

King James Version

28 Come unto me, 

all ye that labour and are heavy laden, 

and I will give you rest.

29 Take my yoke upon you, 

and learn of me; 

for I am meek and lowly in heart: 

and ye shall find rest unto your souls.

30 For my yoke is easy, 

and my burden is light.

Luke 5:32

King James Version

32 I came not to call the righteous, 

but sinners to repentance.

Luke 19:10

King James Version

10 For the Son of man is come 

to seek and to save that which was lost.

John 3:16-17

King James Version

16 For God so loved the world, 

that he gave his only begotten Son, 

that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, 

but have everlasting life.

17 For God sent not his Son into the world 

to condemn the world; 

but that the world through him 

might be saved.

John 12:24

King James Version

24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, 

Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, 

it abideth alone: 

but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit.

1 Corinthians 10:13

King James Version

13 There hath no temptation taken you 

but such as is common to man: 

but God is faithful, 

who will not suffer you to be tempted 

above that ye are able; 

but will with the temptation 

also make a way to escape, 

that ye may be able to bear it.

James 4:9

King James Version

9 Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: 

let your laughter be turned to mourning, 

and your joy to heaviness.

James 5:13

King James Version

13 Is any among you afflicted? 

let him pray. 

Is any merry? 

let him sing psalms.

James 5:14-15

King James Version

14 Is any sick among you? 

let him call for the elders of the church; 

and let them pray over him, 

anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord:

15 And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, 

and the Lord shall raise him up; 

and if he have committed sins, 

they shall be forgiven him.

James 5:16

King James Version

16 Confess your faults one to another,

 and pray one for another, 

that ye may be healed. 

The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man 

availeth much.

1 John 5:14

King James Version

14 And this is the confidence that we have in him, 

that, if we ask any thing according to his will, 

he heareth us:

1 John 5:15

King James Version

15 And if we know that he hear us, 

whatsoever we ask, 

we know that we have the petitions 

that we desired of him.

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