He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.
A package of Valentine foam hearts was purchased and used to create this brokenhearted bulletin board. I cut the top hearts in half and glued them to a bottom heart in a contrasting color to appear broken. I printed out many forms of brokenness and glued them across the hearts.
I printed Psalm 147:3 in a large font and mounted the words on dark red card stock which travels across the board.
Scripture verses of healing and hope for the brokenhearted and those struggling with heart wounds are printed and glued onto card stock, as well. I was careful to select verses that spoke truth while not dismissing the reality of the pain that many who are suffering feel. These are the small rectangles scattered among the hearts. There is much lament in the midst of hope.
Following are several examples taken from the ESV Bible:
He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.
Be angry, and do not sin; ponder in your own hearts on your beds, and be silent.
And my tongue will talk of your righteous help all the day long, for they have been put to shame and disappointed who sought to do me hurt.
And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.
Sorrow is better than laughter, for by sadness of face the heart is made glad.
For you will not abandon my soul to Sheol, or let your holy one see corruption.
Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Turn to me and be gracious to me, for I am lonely and afflicted.
As it is, I rejoice, not because you were grieved, but because you were grieved into repenting. For you felt a godly grief, so that you suffered no loss through us.
2 Corinthians 7:9
For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.
Answer me quickly, O Lord! My spirit fails! Hide not your face from me, lest I be like those who go down to the pit. Let me hear in the morning of your steadfast love, for in you I trust. Make me know the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul.
Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs him down, but a good word makes him glad.
My desire in creating this board is that people will be drawn in by the heart theme and given space to ponder where their heart is broken. I trust that God’s Word will not return void but will meet each person exactly in their place of need to offer hope, healing, and comfort.