There are broken areas within all of our lives that need to be healed. Sometimes the brokenness is obvious—at other times hidden. But God doesn’t want us to live in brokenness. The Holy Spirit within us can reveal both our wounds and the lies that we are believing which keep us in that place of pain.
Recently, I received from God a great healing to an area of brokenness in my own life as I was working through a book showing how Jesus heals our heart wounds. Earnestly I asked God to reveal to me both my brokenness and its source, and God heard that prayer for healing! Mercifully he showed me how I had reacted judgmentally and in pride to pain that I had experienced. I was thoroughly convicted and asked God to uproot these strongholds from my life. His response was to give me a cleansing that I had not felt since my salvation! Praise God for the gifts of repentance and forgiveness—they truly bring healing to our deep heart wounds and set us free to be who God designed us to be.