If you are feeling like the world has got you down and your heart is broken, the good news is that Jesus heals the broken hearted. Jesus can and will heal your broken heart. In fact, we call the broken-hearted blessed.
Why you may ask? Those who have a broken heart and a contrite spirit are willing to do anything and everything that God asks of them. – B.Porter
Psalm 34:18 (KJV) “The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.”
Why did Jesus come to earth
Jesus Christ came to earth as part of the plan of salvation. In order for salvation to happen Jesus Christ must atone meaning-making amends for our sins. The Bible says “He was pierced through for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; The chastening for our well-being fell upon Him, And by His scourging, we are healed. All of us like sheep have gone astray, Each of us has turned to his own way, But the LORD has caused the iniquity of us all To fall on Him.” – Isaiah 53:5-6
How our hearts are mended and we are saved
We are saved through his atonement but that is not automatically transferred to you or I. In order to receive the atonement you must commit to converting to a Christ-like life. We can see here once again the reference to the broken-hearted being blessed, as they will do the work to find the relief and consequently they find God and real inner peace.
Living a Christ-like life entails following his teachings, reading scriptures, praying and most importantly entering the waters of baptism and receiving the Holy Ghost.
Following his teachings is another way to live a Christ-like life. This can be achieved by seeing the unrighteous desires in our hearts and behaviors we execute and commit to making a change. Other ways could be committing to obedience, repentance and service.
Jesus promises us that we will not be the same after inviting him into your life for he says
“I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.” – Ezekiel 36:26
How To Commit To Jesus and Begin Healing Your Broken Heart
What is Baptism
Baptism is the first official ordinance that is taken when we begin moving towards a christ-like life. The act of baptism is the complete physical submersion of the body by water. A worthy priesthood holder must perform the baptism on the persons taking the vow, in the name of Jesus Christ.
This is one of the very first commitments to Jesus and is an essential way to draw closer and work towards healing your broken heart.
Why get Baptized?
When you are baptized you are promising to take upon you the name of Jesus Christ.
The Lord commands us to be baptized, for even he himself was baptized. John the Baptist “did baptize in the wilderness, and preach the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins” Mark 1:4. Baptism removes us from sin and makes us clean again. This allows us to dwell in the presence of the Lord.
Jesus also taught us that we need to be reborn again through baptism. “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.” John 3:5
Preparing for Baptism
To begin preparing for baptism we need to begin working on our spiritual hygiene. This is done by cleansing our spirit making new righteous choices and cease any spiritually unclean activities. We begin to start working on keeping the commandments in preparation for our new life with the savior.
What is the Holy Ghost
The holy ghost is a member of the Godhead. This is explained in 1 John 5:7 “For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.”
We are blessed with the Holy Ghost after our Baptismal covenant. This means that we have the privilege to have the gift of continual guidance and inspiration from the holy ghost. This does not mean that we get the Holy Ghost and then we can act however we want. We must maintain our spiritual cleanliness in order to keep the Holy Ghost with us. 1 Corinthians 3:16 -17
“Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the spirit of God dwelleth in you. If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy, for the temple of God is hold, which temple ye are.”
Once you have experienced the presence of the Holy Ghost you will want him to reside within you always. The holy ghost is a guide, comforter, revealer of truth, sanctifier and brings a feeling of deep everlasting peace.
Receiving the Holy Ghost
Receiving the Holy Ghost comes shortly after your baptism. It is given through the laying on of hands and prayer.
You may be wondering how to keep the holy ghost with you. We all sin and life sometimes can get the best of us. We are not perfect and never will be! Well not on this lifetime on earth anyway.
The weekly gift of sacrament allows you to renew your baptismal covenant and allows you to be spiritually washed clean. The sacrament is partaking in the blood and flesh of Christ generally represented by water or grape juice and bread.
It wasn’t until I returned to the church that I was able to have healing in my heart. God’s plan is greater than ours. He uses other people’s hands to touch and heal us in life. For my greatest healer was my husband and the family we built together. He has been my rock and I know I would not have found him if it was not for my conversion back to Christ.
I know this article entails a lot but just try one step at a time. Start with a prayer and ask Heavenly Father to come into your life. Ask him to direct you to his plan and then have the courage to walk it.
Change isn’t easy but walking Christ’s path was the best change I have had in my life.
This is an excerpt from the book Finding Light, due to be released in 2020.
What did you think of the article on How Jesus Heals The Brokenhearted? Is there any steps that you are willing to commit too?
Wishing you happiness and healing,