Legendary vocalist Al Green sings the following line from his song “How Can You Mend a Broken Heart”:
How can you mend my, please help me mend my broken heart
I think I, I believe I, I’ve got a feeling that I want to live and live and live
If you are like most people, you have probably experienced a broken heart. You may have asked the same question, how can I mend my broken heart, how can I live again? Most people just live with the hurt, but there is hope. Not all broken hearts are the result of romantic relationships.
Have you ever had your heart broken by someone you trusted? Perhaps it was someone you believed could never hurt you, or a family member who has disappointed and hurt you. Or someone you reached out to for help, like a member of the clergy, who only hurt you more and made your broken heart worse.
You may be crushed, wounded and struggling to recover from your broken heart. You may have been hurt so badly that you have repressed the memory. Maybe you have given up all hope that healing will ever come.
Here is good news; you will recover. “The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is upon me, for the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to comfort the brokenhearted and to proclaim that captives will be released and prisoners will be freed.” Isaiah 61:1 (NLT)
I declare this word into your broken places: “It’s time to heal what is broken.”
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