“But You, Adonai my Lord, deal with me for Your Name’s sake. Because Your lovingkindness is good, deliver me. For I am afflicted and needy, and my heart is wounded within me.” (Psalm 109:21-22)

Wounds take time to heal; some more than others. Some wounds leave thick scars that are sometimes painful. A wounded heart is no different in that it, too, does heal but often with thick scar tissues. Unlike the brain, which often tries to avoid the object of pain, the heart tends to return time and again to the thing or person that wounded it. You’ve probably heard the cliche, “The heart wants what it wants” but does the heart always know what best for it?

Whom do you turn to when you have been wounded and when your heart yearns for comfort? The Psalmist took his pain to the one true source of comfort—to Adonai. To the one who “heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds” (Psalm 147:3). Do not, in anguish, return to the source of your pain because it’s familiar; There’s no comfort in inflaming a scar tissue. Turn instead, to God who loves you with an unfailing love and who can heal your wounds without leaving behind those painful scars. Turn to Yeshua, the Messiah who has taken our wounds and made us whole (1 Peter 2:24).

Wounds take time to heal, but we must never refrain to cry out to Adonai, “Heal me, Adonai, and I will be healed” (Jeremiah 17:14). Take your pain to the one who restores your soul (Psalm 23:3) so that he may comfort you in due time. Cry out to God and He will deliver you. Do not get weary of crying out, even when it seems healing is far off. God keeps his promises and sees the end from the beginning. He is outside of time, but we watch the clock ticking and wondering when He will act on our behalf. He tells us, “Be still before Adonai and wait patiently for Him” (Psalm 37:7). When we grow restless He tells us, “Be still and know that I am God” (Psaml 46:11).

Wounds take time to heal. But there’s one who does more that heal our wounds. He comes to proclaim Good News to the poor. He comes “to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound, to proclaim the year of Adonai’s favor” (Isaiah 61:1b-2a) and His Ruach (Spirit) dwells in us to lead us to perfect healing.

May the love of God and Yeshau our Messiah grant you perfect peace, heal you, and remove any scar tissue.