Who Can Bear A Broken Spirit?
"The spirit of a man will sustain him in sickness, but who can bear a broken spirit?" Proverbs 18:14 Most people who live with sickness are able to bear it. They seek medical help and there are usually remedies that can help or even cure their affliction. Most people are strong enough to be sustained during a time of illness. But not so the one who has a broken spirit. A broken body may be sustainable, but a broken spirit robs a person from all life and puts him in despair and deep depression. There are remedies to help a person with an afflicted soul, but nothing can touch a broken spirit. But there IS one who can help. There IS a great physician. Jesus Christ is the great Physician, and he can restore one's broken spirit. Read slowly and carefully these words of Jesus: "The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because 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;" Luke 4:18 Jesus understands all about the brokenhearted. He understands what it is to be captive to something that holds a person in helpless bondage. He knows how some are so oppressed that they have little life in them; and he has come to set these free. "FOR THIS PURPOSE the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil." 1 John 3:8 If you have struggled against something until you had no life left to struggle with, if you have experienced such trauma that your spirit is broken, write down this promise from Luke 4:18 and bring it to Jesus. Ask him to come into your life and fulfill it, to destroy the works of the devil and heal the damage that has been inflicted upon you. Take your broken heart to the One who truly cares for you. This is his Word, and he will honor his Word. If there is some door you have opened to Satan, close it. If you have been involved in anything occult, or in anything "New Age," confess it. Whatever sin the Spirit of God brings to your attention, confess it and close those doors, because if Satan has an open door into your life, you must close it before you ask for healing. If you have been blinded to truth, the Lord will open your eyes, and then you must follow his direction to renounce any lies you have believed. As the great Physician, the Lord will give you the treatment that will work, but you have to comply with the treatment. If you told a doctor that you don't want the medicine he is prescribing, then you'd be on your own. Likewise, the Lord will lead you to health, but you must accept the remedies he prescribes. The difference is that only THIS physician knows what will work, and he will lead you accordingly. Turn to Jesus and ask him to come and heal your broken heart and set you free from captivity. The power of God is amazing and you will be in awe as the Lord begins the work of remaking your broken heart and bringing you relief such as you have never known before. What no doctor can do, what no pill can do, what no drug can do ...Jesus CAN. More