For Day 10 of our 31 days of supernatural encounters, I sense the Lord still talking about healing for broken hearts.
Read: 2 Samuel 7
After any great hurt or disappointment, there is always a time of healing.
Think about it this way: Lazarus came out of the tomb alive, but he was still bound up in graveclothes. Someone had to get those graveclothes off of him, or he would not have been able to proceed with his resurrection life.
In the same way, if your heart has been broken …
… trampled upon …
… or shattered into a million pieces …
… you can heal. I believe God is healing you now. I believe that's what yesterday's word about how much He hates what people did to you is all about.
But in order to heal from a broken dream or a broken heart, most of the time there has to be a pause.
In 2 Samuel 7, David told his friend Nathan–a prophet–about a dream he had. His dream was to build a great house for the Lord.
At first, Nathan the prophet thought that was a great plan. But later, the Lord spoke to Nathan and told him to tell David “no.”
The Lord didn't just say “no,” however. It was a very nice “no,” with a whole lot of amazing promises to David. I'm sure the “no” still hurt, though.
And then David did one of my favorite things I have ever read about his life.
Second Samuel 7:18 says: “Then King David went in and sat before the Lord ….”
David didn't know what to do. His heart was devastated. His dream and hope had been dashed. His great aspirations wouldn't happen after all.
David didn't know what to do, but he did know who to meet. So he went in and sat before the Lord.
I love that. Don't you?
David's hopes were dashed, so he took time to sit before the Lord and heal.
Recently, during a worship service, the Lord gave me a vision that helped to heal my heart of a specific hurt. I got His point right away, and it blessed me. But then, instead of just sitting on the healing word He had given me, I tried to press into worship and high praise with the rest of the congregation.
But Holy Spirit kept pulling me back to that healing word. He wouldn't let me move on.
It took me awhile to understand, but I finally understood that He knew I needed more ministry than just a momentary word. The hurt He was healing went deeeeeeeeep. So He wanted me to sit before Him, be still, and just receive.
He wanted me to receive as deeply as I had been hurt.
And Holy Spirit wants YOU to receive healing as deeply as you have been hurt too.
Sometimes that takes time. Sometimes that takes meditating on one point during the whole worship service. Sometimes it takes meditating on one prophetic word or passage of Scripture for days.
Sometimes it takes just sitting before the Lord, like David did.
But beloved, no matter how long it takes you to absorb the comfort that the Lord is extending to you, please. I beg you to sit with Him in stillness; lay aside every weight and distraction; and let Him heal you.
If you will let Him, the precious Holy Spirit of the Living God will personally remove those graveclothes. He'll loose you and let you go, and you won't hurt anymore.
“Heavenly Father, in Jesus' name, I choose to sit before You right now. Please help me to quiet myself before You and simply receive. Heal my heart, Lord Holy Spirit. Comfort me. Fill me with Your revelation about what has happened to me, and put my heart, body, soul, mind, and spirit back together better than I ever was before.
Thank You, Father. In Jesus' name, amen.”
Listen to Kari Jobe sing “The More I Seek You,” and simply sit before the Lord today. In His presence is fullness of joy, and at His right hand there are pleasures forevermore. He will heal you as you sit with Him.
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