They say that ‘time heals all wounds’. Sorry to tell you this, but that is a load of fertilizer!!! (PG)
A sprained ankle takes 5-14 days to heal. A broken leg takes 6-8 weeks to heal. A heart attack takes 2-3 months to heal. A stoke takes 3-24 months to heal, sometimes not completely.
How long does it take to heal a broken heart? When does the pain end? Will I ever feel good again?
A broken heart (also known as a heartbreak or heartache) is a term metaphor for the intense emotional—and sometimes physical—stress or pain one feels at experiencing great longing. The concept is cross-cultural, often cited with reference to a desired or lost lover, and dates back at least 3,000 years. Emotional pain that is severe can cause ‘broken heart syndrome’, including physical damage to the heart. ~~~ Wikipedia
Physical healing takes many forms, depending on the injury/disease that needs to be addressed. From doctors and nurses to fluids and gauze, things must be addressed with the final result in mind. There is a plan, a course of action showing the way to the desired result; healing.
“The oxygen (air) and nutrients (food) that new blood carries to the wound are crucial to the healing process. By improving circulation and blood flow, more healing nutrients and oxygen reach the cells.”~~ Blood, Oxygen, & Wound Healing – UnityPoint Health
When it comes to physical healing, the importance of blood flow and the blood itself cannot be understated. Without blood, it will not survive.
Blood is made up of:
- Red blood cells – carries oxygen throughout the body
- White blood cells – fight infections
- Platelets – cells that help you stop bleeding if you get cut
- Plasma – a yellowish liquid that carries nutrients, hormones, and proteins throughout the body
You can now see how important the blood is to the life of a body, especially if it is hurting and wounded, or diseased and dying.
Just like a healthy physical heart pumps life-giving blood to the physical body, so does a healthy spiritual heart pump live-changing blood to our soul. When our heart is not healthy (ie broken), the rest of our body (soul) suffers and begins to die. WE NEED OPEN HEART SURGERY!!!
Jesus, our Great Physician, has a plan for healing the broken heart. You need to approve his OPEN heart surgery. You need to allow Him to be the One that fixes your heart. He needs you to sign the consent form, and trust Him to do the work.
Romans 10:9 If you openly declare that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. NLT
The plan for healing is to increase the blood flow to the broken heart. It needs the life-changing blood of Jesus to heal completely.
Spiritual blood is made up of:
- The Breathe of God – carries oxygen to the soul
- The Protection of God – fights invasions from the enemy (infections of the soul)
- The Mercy of God – helps your soul to stop bleeding in case you get hurt again
- The Word of God – carries the food, growth and strength throughout the soul
Can you heal from a broken heart without Jesus?
You may be able to get relief from pain and loneliness, move on to the next relationship, and tell yourself you are ok. Having gone through 2 divorces and with over 12 years of care ministry to those going through the divorce process, I can honestly say that those who surrendered completely to the full healing process of Jesus came through their divorce with the greatest ability to move forward in life successfully. Healed and whole.
I’m not saying it is all going to be rainbows and bubble gum. It is hard. It is tough. It may take years. Trust in the only healing that will bring complete and total restoration. Who wants to limp through life with a super-glued heart that has a murmur and only 3 working chambers?
No physical treatment program can fully and completely heal a broken heart. Don’t trust some friend who says to just get back in the saddle. Would you trust them to do open heart surgery on you physically? Why would you trust them to attempt to perform open heart surgery on your broken heart that is a part of your soul?
Only the Creator of the heart can heal a broken heart.
Open your heart. Give him control. Give it time. Be patient. Let the Great Physician do what only He can do.