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Psalm 147:3 (NKJV)
He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.
Today’s bible study is a day to meditate on the verse. The way that we can meditate on this particular verse is to first read it a few times. Next, take a turn to each describe how this verse speaks to your heart. Either husband or wife can go first. Today’s verse is such an intimate verse. When we hear this verse, we usually think of something immediately. We think of that wound deep inside of us that seems unable to ever be mended. We usually feel so much pain in this wound. There may be many years of suffering. It might seem like it’s been there forever.
So, today can be a very difficult study. We are as husband and wife sharing something deeply intimate inside of us. That can be really scary to trust another person with something we may not share with anyone. But, that’s exactly what we’re trying to build up right now-trust. We want to take a step in the direction of trust and intimacy. To do this we have to let our spouse inside and see who we really are.
To start, please share with your husband or your wife the wound that you hold deep inside of you. For my husband, this wound was the extremely early age that he was exposed to pornography in his home. Our home is supposed to be a safe, happy place. But, for my husband, it was not. This exposure led to the ruin of everything important in his life. This included his marriage and his family. For me, this wound is that my husband was not faithful to me. Love and marriage were my dreams in life. I just wanted to be in love. I wanted to be loved forever. But, my marriage turned out nothing like I thought it would. I have gone through much hurt. These are our deep wounds that we had to share with each other.
Once we share them with our spouse, we need to read the verse again. We need to know that it says He heals and binds up-our wounds! This is the point where we give our wounds to Jesus. This is because He promised He heals them! There is only One that can heal these wounds! And that is Jesus. That is why we purposefully give them over to Him and trust that He will heal them. He will meet our needs and fill up all of our emptiness. If you are here, reading this, Jesus is starting already! Even if you are doing this Bible study alone. Jesus has started your healing. You can also share these things with your husband even if he is not participating.
As you say the prayer below, please let these deep wounds go. Release them to Jesus so He can heal them for you. You don’t have to carry them with you anymore. I am praying for you as you do this. If you’d like to share below what your wound is and that you have given it over to Jesus, please do so! Your comments are encouraging to many!
We thank you so much that you came to heal the brokenhearted and bind up their wounds. Lord, we are the brokenhearted. You know what our wounds are. You know what is stopping us from having the full restoration that our marriage needs. We are sharing these wounds with each other today. And we are handing them over to You God right now. We know that You will take our wounds and You will heal us. Please help us to trust in You to fulfill Your promise. We love You God. In Jesus’ Name, Amen