The Wounded Heart

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On the first day of Christmas my Redeemer gave to me, the hope to heal my wounded heart.

He offers that to you as well.

Perhaps the hurt you have endured in this life has left you feeling hallow.

You may have locked it up, this heart of yours.

Maybe your heart has been broken, betrayed or bruised so you made a conscious choice, slapping a sign on the door of your heart that reads “Do not enter,” as you turned the lock and settled into your life never letting anyone in.

A wounded heart is unable to freely give, neither can it fully embrace love.

A wounded heart lives half a life instead of a whole one.

A wounded heart sits under the shadows of fear, pain, shame and sometimes anger.

A wounded heart believes it is in control but the pages of time show a heart enslaved to the past; refusing to let go.

Proverbs 18:14 “The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity; but a wounded spirit who can bear it?”

I have come to understand what a wounded heart looks like, for my wounds have gone deep.

Psalms 109:22 says “For I am poor and needy, and my heart is wounded within me.

Everyday when I feel the ache, I can also hear the voice of Jesus calling out to me.

Can you hear Him?

Can you hear the voice of The Holy One, saying “Come, and I will bind up your wounds.”

It’s at the cross where blood and water flowed, His body broken to make you whole.

Don’t allow your wounded heart to stay that way any longer.

It’s what I remind myself of daily.

Healing begins with a desire to want to be made whole.

When you desire wholeness, then you must walk in surrender and as you walk in surrender, you will learn to obey and as you obey the words of God, His healing hand will begin to make you whole.

Father God, You see every heart. You understand our brokenness and pain, would you meet us here in this place. Give us the courage to forgive, the strength to surrender and the eyes to see from this moment that you are beginning to heal our wounded heart. Thank you that you sent Jesus to be born, thank you for allowing his death to bring me freedom. I surrender my wounded heart and ask that you help me walk in your healing.

In Jesus Name I pray, Amen.

Lay down your wounded heart and Jesus will make you whole.

Praying for you today,

Jamie

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