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 (NKJV)
Suggested reading: Luke 4:16-21
Jesus came to heal the brokenhearted. He came to set the captives free. Situations that cause us to be brokenhearted include the loss of a loved one, a divorce, any type of abuse, abandonment, rejection, accidents, and natural disasters. If you are brokenhearted as a result of one or more of those things, you most likely have emotional pain in your heart. Your spirit can also be wounded by those experiences. It is common to stuff that emotional and spiritual pain without even realizing you are doing so.
It helps to talk to someone about the pain and trauma that you have experienced in your life. If possible, forgiving the person or persons responsible for causing that pain and trauma is also an important step in the healing process. However, unless the pain is released from your heart and your spirit, you will not be at peace.
True freedom and joy can only be obtained as Jesus Christ releases that pain and trauma from your heart and spirit. Ask Jesus today to reveal anything that is keeping your heart broken and your spirit from experiencing His peace. Then, ask Him to gently begin the healing process. He loves you very much and wants you to be free!