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DAY 4 – He is over hurt

Sam Evans

9 November 2020


Overcoming hurt as a human being can sometimes be the most difficult challenge. We all react differently to hurt; some people shut off their feelings and their heart— becoming emotionally hardened in order to cope. Others become depressed and overwhelmed with sorrow. Some people lose hope, some become emotionally dependent on others to try and fill the void that hurt left in its wake, while others just move on and try to bury their emotions in work. Whatever our mechanism may be, the best thing we can do is to forgive and ask Jesus to heal our heart. This is one of His primary purposes— to bind up the broken-hearted— and He is very good at it! After all, He experienced first-hand what we experience today so He can identify with all of our emotions; He was falsely accused and then persecuted to the point of death on the cross, yet He chose to forgive. This is the first step to being set free of hurt. The second step is praying for healing. It can feel like our hearts break a little when we get hurt, but the good news is that Jesus, our Healer, has the power to heal broken hearts. He’s the one to give you “beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning and the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness”. Let Him help, free you and restore joy back into your life today, because the joy of the Lord is our strength!


Today, Lord, I take the first step towards my freedom by choosing to forgive all those who have hurt me (say their names). Now, Jesus, could You come and heal my heart and bind it up with Your love. Restore my heart. In fact, give me a brand new one— a heart of flesh that is soft again. I want to be free from this hurt that keeps influencing my life, so please come now, Lord, in Jesus’ Name, I pray.


Psalm 34:18 (NIV)
The Lord is close to the brokenhearted
and saves those who are crushed in spirit.
Psalm 147:3 (NIV)
He heals the brokenhearted
and binds up their wounds.
Psalm 91:1-7 (NIV)
Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High
will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress,
my God, in whom I trust.”
Surely he will save you
from the fowler’s snare
and from the deadly pestilence.
He will cover you with his feathers,
and under his wings you will find refuge;
his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.
You will not fear the terror of night,
nor the arrow that flies by day,
nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness,
nor the plague that destroys at midday.
A thousand may fall at your side,
ten thousand at your right hand,
but it will not come near you.