Summary: This sermon deals with healing what's been broken in our lives. And the methods God uses to mend what's been broken is a healthy diet of God's word, being still, getting more of Jesus' blood to what's broken, and time. We also look the reason God break us
Spiritual First Aid Manual
Mending What’s Broken
Every human being is broken. We’re all broken people. And that’s because we are all sinners because of the fall humanity took back in the Garden of Eden.
At the start of creation we were brand new, God said let us make man in our image and according to our likeness, but sin entered and broke what God had created. The fall broke us. We were in the beginning whole and complete, but sin broke us where now we’re nothing more than a shell of our former selves.
Because of that everything in our lives is broken. We’re broken physically and spiritually and sin has devastated our bodies where now sickness, disease, and death await us all.
In fact earth itself is broken because of sin, and is groaning for its redemption through all these natural disasters. (Romans 8:22)
Broken can also best describes our marriages and families, not to mention our spirit and heart. It’s all broken because of sin and the fall of man.
But God is in the healing business and wants to mend what’s broken.
Listen to what Job said, “My spirit is broken, my days are extinguished, the grave is ready for me.” (Job 17:1 NKJV)
Now, that’s not an encouraging statement, but though the prophet Isaiah, this is what is said about Jesus’ purpose.
“The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to preach good news to the poor…He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted.” (Isaiah 61:3 NKJV)
It is this very Scripture that Jesus quoted about Himself and how God had sent Him to heal what was broken within us. (Luke 4:18)
How does God go about this mending process? He does so by getting personally involved in our lives.
King David said,
“The LORD is near to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” (Psalm 34:18 NIV)
But these breaks are not always a bad thing. Sometimes God breaks us so that He can remake us, so our lives can mend the right way.
Nathan the prophet came to David and told him of God’s displeasure when he sinned in his adulterous affair with Bathsheba.
Because of the consequences of his actions, David cried out,
“Make me to hear joy and gladness, let the bones which You have broken rejoice.” (Psalm 51:8 NKJV)
And then David went on to say,
“The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and a contrite heart, O God, You will not despise.” (Psalm 51:17 NKJV)
This breaking process is so that God can remake us into His image and likeness as seen in what the Lord told Jeremiah in how He, the Lord, is the potter and we are the clay.
“And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter; so he made it again into another vessel, as it seemed good to the potter to make.” (Jeremiah 18:4 NKJV)
As the Potter, God has the power over our lives to break and remake us into vessels of honor, that is, to remake our lives into that which will give Him glory.
The Trinity Effect
When it comes to healing, believers and the church far too often look only at the spiritual man, thinking that a spiritual healing will heal what’s important while leaving the rest of the person’s life broken.