God’s Gold Mends the Broken Heart
God’s gold mends the broken heart. This truth was perfectly illustrated to me recently when a precious friend gave me a kintsugi heart necklace. This Japanese art form repairs broken pottery with seams of gold-infused lacquer to make the repaired object even more beautiful and valuable than it was originally. My new favorite necklace symbolizes for me how God healed my broken heart and filled the scars of my life with His gold.
“He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds” (Psalm 147:3 NIV).
We all experience brokenness in this life, but we don’t have to stay that way. We must give God the opportunity and invite Him to pour His gold into the broken places of our heart. He has way more than enough for every shattered heart on earth.
Gold is considered an earthly treasure. God commanded Moses to collect gold from the Israelites to build and furnish the tabernacle. King Solomon used an abundance of gold in building and adorning the temple. The market value of over 813 metric tons of gold held in the U.S. Department of the Treasury amounts to roughly $388.4 billion. Nevertheless, that’s a mere drop in the proverbial bucket compared to the pure-as-crystal gold in heaven.
I once heard a story about a rich man who somehow managed to walk into heaven with a gold brick. One angel wing-nudged another and said, “Look at that guy. He brought a piece of pavement with him!”
Heart-healing very rarely happens in one sitting. However, God will restore and beautify your heart over time as you give the broken pieces to Him. You can’t heal your heart no matter how hard you try, and no one else can do it for you. Because your heart is in God’s jurisdiction, only He has the power to truly heal your broken heart.
Spend time in God’s Word today with an open, humble, and repentant spirit; ask Him to do what only He can do. He will pour His gold into your heart and make it stronger, more valuable, and exceedingly beautiful.
As Yosemite Sam from Looney Tunes says, “There’s gold in them thar hills!” And there is gold within the pages of your Bible. “I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth” (Psalm 121:1-2 KJV).
My gold-filled heart shimmers with His joy, healing, peace, hope, and exuberance for a life with purpose once again! Therefore, I want to shout it from the housetop! It’s true! God’s gold mends the broken heart!