Where in the Bible does it say Jesus heals the broken hearted?
In speaking of Jesus, the Lord declares this to Israel:
This is the Lord’s promise to bind up the broken, but it’s spoken metaphorically. As a shepherd binds the wounds of a sheep, so will the Lord bind up His people, healing them by giving them a new, resurrected body. This is the essence of the phrase "to bind up the broken."
On the other hand, the phrase “heal the broken-hearted” does not appear in the Bible, though the thought is present in other ways. For example, when speaking of how God comforts martyrs, the Bible says:
God wipes away our tears in the sense that He promises us a future of glory in new, eternal, sinless bodies living in a Kingdom with Him where we will not have reason to mourn. That is the Bible’s promise for all believers. Meanwhile, the Bible reminds us that we will have difficulties in this life, and there is no promise that the Lord will resolve those difficulties during our lifetime:
Jesus says we will have tribulation in this world, but because Jesus has overcome the world, we can know we have better things waiting in the Kingdom to come. For more in-depth teaching on these matters, please listen to our Matthew Bible study.