When your heart is fractured, yes my dear, initially it’s going to hurt really bad. It’s just as painful as breaking a bone or maybe even more. Healing may take time in both cases but it is important that you seek the right medication so that you may become well.
Stop the bleeding: In the case of a bone fracture, if you find external bleeding you should elevate the area and apply pressure to it with a clean cloth to stop the bleeding. When your heart is fractured there’s a good chance that you may bleed the hurt onto someone else. Stop this bleeding by elevating your problems to the Lord. You can transfer your pains to the cross of Christ. Remember, Jesus already bore all the pain on the cross for your sake; every mental and physical wound you might go through in your life. When you bleed onto another, you end up becoming a stumbling block both for yourself as well as for others.
“Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.”Hebrews 4:16, NKJV
Immobilize the area: If a bone is fractured, it is advised that the injured person should keep the area as still as possible. When your heart is broken, you have to stop attempting to cure the wound on your own. Most of your desperate attempts will only make the wound worse. Instead, be still, and know that God is in control (Psalms 46:10). There is no need for panicking because God has a perfect purpose that is definitely beyond your understanding.
“For as the heavens are higher than the earth,Isaiah 55:9, NKJV
So are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts.”
Apply cold to the injured area: Applying an ice pack to the injured area would be helpful. So too, delve into the word of God and His word will cool and revive your broken heart. Abide in His promises and find the strength for your soul by meditating on His words.
“Your words were found, and I ate them, And Your word was to me the joy and rejoicing of my heart.”Jeremiah 15:16, NKJV
Get professional help: It is important that you treat your external fracture with the help of a professional. In the same way, take your wound to the One who formed your heart. Jesus formed your heart and only He knows how to repair it; just as only the maker of a product can fix the product. His consolation is the right medication for the healing of your soul.
“The Lord is near to those who have a broken heart, And saves such as have a contrite spirit.”Psalms 34:18, NKJV
Wait upon the Lord and He will revive your strength. In your brokenness, His voice will be the loudest if you choose to seek Him.
“But those who wait on the LordIsaiah 40:31, NKJV
Shall renew their strength;
They shall mount up with wings like eagles,
They shall run and not be weary,
They shall walk and not faint.”
Do not run to the world for the temporary relief it can give you. Your help ‘comes from the Lord who made heaven and earth.’ (Psalms 121:1). When you are wounded chances are that most people will turn their backs on you
and none would be willing to listen. David, the king of Israel, was deeply wounded when his enemies (the Amalekites) took his dear ones captive. The people who were supposed to strengthen themselves and their king instead blamed him for the loss and planned to stone him. However, ‘David strengthened himself in the Lord his God.’ (1 Samuel 30:6)
Don’t think about the fracture: Stop thinking about the wound. When you think about it the pain feels deeper. Try diverting your attention to Jesus and He will give when you rest when you sit in His presence.
“Why are you cast down, O my soul?Psalms 42:5, NKJV
And why are you disquieted within me?
Hope in God, for I shall yet praise Him
For the help of His countenance.”
Every wound is a cross that makes you more like Jesus. May Jesus give you the peace that transcends all understanding as you take your wounds unto Him. God bless!
Reference: First Aid Fractures (broken bones), https://www.mayoclinic.org/first-aid/first-aid-fractures/basics/art-20056641