How to Heal Your Broken Heart

Four Simple Steps

“Guard your heart above all else, for it determines
the course of your life.” ~ Proverbs 4:23
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The first step in healing your broken heart is to realize you cannot heal it by yourself.

 

Clip-art of broken heart being mended by thread File: #6424414 | Author: Susanyoyo

 

Only the One Who made your heart can truly heal your heart.  

Even more wonderful good news is that the One Who made your heart WANTS to fix your heart when it breaks. 

Here are four steps to take to receive a healing touch from Jesus:

1-Tell Him you have a broken heart. You do this for your sake, not His. He already knows. To solve a problem, you must first admit you have a problem.

2-Admit the emotions caused by your broken heart.  Anger? Hatred? Fear? Jealousy? Repent of those that have caused you to sin.

3-Give Jesus your painful emotions.

4-Receive His healing in exchange for your pain. 

It’s as simple–and profound–as that.
 

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Is Your Heart Broken?

In my novella, A CHRISTMAS HOMECOMING, there is a character who dies of a broken heart. Doctors have documented evidence that one can die of a broken heart. The condition is called “broken heart syndrome” and can occur from the emotional stress of losing a loved one.

As we begin a new year, many of you who are reading this post have a broken heart. The suicide rate is highest right after Christmas because the sense of hopelessness seems to skyrocket at the beginning of a new year.

If your heart is broken today, there is hope for you. That hope is Jesus Christ.

Jesus said in His Word (the Bible) that “He heals the broken-hearted and bandages their wounds” (Psalm 147:3). Imagine that! The Creator of the Universe–the same One Who created you–wants to put your heart back together again! And Who is better equipped to do so than the One Who made your heart in the first place?  

No matter how your heart was broken, be assured that God did not break it. We have an enemy called Satan who is in the business of breaking hearts. But God is in the business of mending hearts.

Just give him your broken heart and ask Him to mend it. As He promised you in His Word, He will turn your ashes into beauty (Isaiah 61:3) and your mourning into joy (Jeremiah 31:13).

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Copyright 2015 by Dr. MaryAnn Diorio.  All Rights Reserved.
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