The Healer Of The Soul
"Reproach has broken my heart, and I am full of sickness;
I looked for someone to take pity, but there was none,
and for comforters, but I found none."
Especially in the life of a child, continuing reproach will make him bitter, fearful and despairing, and this will follow him around all his life. Children who have been thus treated will be the hateful ones among us. The sick at heart have not had the kind of input that makes a person healthy, and it will show in all he does. He's full of darkness and in this environment Satan can easily work all kinds and depths of havoc.
God has seen all the injustice that was perpetrated against such a person, and he stands to heal him and set him free of all the bondage that came as a result. And he can be trusted to treat such a one tenderly.
"A bruised reed he will not break,
and smoking flax he will not quench..."
He knows and he understands. The bruised may have sought help and found none, because no one can truly understand the state of his soul ...but the great Physician does.
Jesus Christ said:
"Those who are well have no need of a physician,
but those who are sick.
I did not come to call the righteous,
but sinners, to repentance.”
When the great Physician takes over, the life is drastically changed. But the person must start with repentance and he has to acknowledge that all the hatefulness and darkness inside is sin, because the remedy for sin is confession before God and difficult as it is, this is where we have to start. We are not to justify our sin no matter who or what caused it. Sin is sickness in the soul and healing must begin with acknowledging it and confessing it. When one acknowledges his sin, then the process of healing begins.
"The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,
for he has anointed me to preach the Gospel to the poor;
he has sent me TO HEAL THE BROKENHEARTED,
to proclaim liberty to the captives
and recovery of sight to the blind,
to set at liberty those who are oppressed;"
If you are the brokenhearted, if you live in darkness and are oppressed, Jesus has come to proclaim liberty and release to you. Read this passage in Luke chapter 4 over and over and over again until it gets down into your spirit.
And then pray with me:
"Father God, Jesus Christ your Son said he came for such as me, the ones who are sick of soul, brokenhearted, and oppressed. You know all my past, you know everything that has happened to me to cause me to go deeper and deeper into darkness, and the result is that I am devastated, a destroyed human being. You said YOU are the great PHYSICIAN, and I turn myself and my life over to you, asking you to heal me and set me free. Please help me to take the medicine you will prescribe even if it's painful and tastes terrible. Please grant me the grace to endure the surgery you will perform in my soul. If I had cancer, I would submit to the suffering involved in the remedy. My cancer is in my soul and I submit to you for the treatment you will give me. I trust you not to break this bruised reed, nor to put out what light is left in me, because your Word says I am safe in your hands. Receive me, Lord Jesus, and from this day forward lead me in the path of healing. I trust you with all my heart, for I have sought others who could not heal me but you alone can provide exactly what I need to bring me to wholeness. I thank you for caring so much for someone such as me.