The Scriptures tell us that “many are the afflictions of the righteous, but God delivers them out of them all” (Psalm 34:19). Just because we’re walking with God and trying to live a righteous life does not exempt us from afflictions. People will still be people. They will still hurt us with their words and actions. Some will even betray us and break our hearts.
But Jesus will never let us down. He is our Great Physician and comes immediately to our rescue when we dial the heavenly 911 through prayer.
When we take our hurts and disappointments to the LORD in prayer, His healing love and peace bandages our wounds and brings comfort to our aching hearts. No man-made medicine in the world can mend a broken heart as good as Jesus. He knows exactly where it hurts and where to apply His healing balm.
He alone cares for us like no other.
Our family and friends can try to comfort us with their caring hugs and sympathetic gestures, but only Jesus can penetrate all the way down into our very souls. He pours spiritual oil and wine into the wounds and gives us ease, health and peace once again.
We can always count on Him when we need Him, because He has promised to never leave us nor forsake us. His love and mercy endures forever, and our joy and strength will be restored to us in due season.
Remember to cast all your cares and hurts upon Jesus, for He indeed cares for you.
If you’re hurting today, pray the following prayer:
”Oh gentle and loving God, Creator of heaven and earth, bestow to me Your grace, Your touch of healing, Your presence of peace, Your loving comfort. Jesus, my Great Physician, as You often did when You walked the earth, stretch forth Your hand, and heart of healing right now to me. Amen.”
– Luis Josephus