The Scripture below is very special to all of us. We are aware that God heals our bodies. We also need to be aware the He heals our broken hearts.

Ps 147:3

3 He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds. (KJV)

He not only heals our broken heart, he binds up our wounds. Think back over your life. How many heart wounds we have all had? But thank God that he comes through with a healing for our hearts so we can carry on for him and our families.

The pain all of you have felt in your lives is staggering. But think again. The Bible says Jesus was touched with the feeling of our infirmities.

Heb 4:15

15 For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. (KJV)

Infirmities, here, translates a Greek word that is a combination of two words. It combines the Greek negative with the word for strength. In the above verse it means the absence of strength. It means no strength at all.

In other words, when we have heart wounds to the breaking point, we are drained of strength. We are drained of the will to go on. This is a helpless, hopeless feeling. This is the meaning of the above expression, the feeling of our infirmities. It is a weakness we actually feel.

No matter what we must go through, Jesus has already “been there and done that.” He knows from personal experience our hurts, our wounds, our pains and our feelings of no strength to carry on.

Jesus has been tempted and/or tried in all the same points where we have been tempted and/or tried. He has felt what you have felt and has made it through. Consequently, he heals those of us who are broken in heart and then He binds up our wounds.

How good to know that Jesus understands us. How good to know that he can identify with us when we pain and grieve. He was indeed touched with the feeling of our infirmities. How good to know that we can identify with him in this.

Author's Bio: 

Rev. Wayne D. Shemwell, Sr. is a former member of the United States Marine Corp holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and a Master’s in Divinity. Rev. Shemwell has also been active for a number of years in the local community. He has been married to Dr. JoAn Shemwell for 23 years; they have two children Wayne, Jr. (21) and Whitney (19). Rev. Shemwell served as Pastor of First Baptist Church of LaGrange KY for three years. Currently he is the director of New Harvest Ministries located in Louisville KY.

He is a lifetime member of the NAACP and has served as treasurer for the Louisville, KY branch. Additionally he has served as unit commissioner for the Boy Scouts and Chairperson for the Louisville Urban League’s Annual Youth Golf Scramble. Furthermore Rev. Shemwell hosted and produced for eleven years the award winning community affairs television program the Shemwell report.

He served as the chaplain for the Oldham County Sheriff’s Office and as the press secretary for Interdenominational Ministerial Coalition as well as a board member of other community organizations. He is also the author of two books “Now Run and Tell That, the crack cocaine of the Christian community”, “Transformed By Trouble” and” The Oyster Principle, turning life’s problems into life’s pearls”