Spiritual Heart Attacks

He healeth the broken in heart, And bindeth up their wounds. (Psalm 147:3, KJV)

A heart attack is a grave medical condition characterized by an interruption in the blood flow to the heart, causing severe issues with its structure and function. Intriguingly, the spiritual heart can endure breaks and wounds that necessitate healing. We will explore what the scriptures unveil about a crushed heart.

Initially, let’s discern what the heart— the spiritual one— entails. Scriptures employ the term ‘heart’ diversely, yet generally, it encapsulates our inner life. Constitutionally, it comprises two tablets: the soul and the spirit. Functionally, it encompasses thoughts, emotions, will, and self-awareness, which mold our character and personality together.

Now, let’s delve into spiritual heart attacks and heart failure. As natural heart attacks arise from blood flow cessation to the heart, spiritual heart attacks transpire when God’s life force is severed from the human spirit. This cataclysm occurred during humanity’s fall in the Garden of Eden, manifesting as the wickedness within the human heart (Jer. 17:9) and the incessant issues plaguing homes, neighborhoods, and nations.

Post this seminal heart attack, people continue to endure heart attacks amidst daily life’s tribulations. In 2 Corinthians 7:10, Paul mentions the “sorrow of the world,” alluding to heartaches and sadness stemming from worldly adversities. Consider betrayal, rejection, loss of a loved one, financial downturns, employment loss, business failures, relational discord or divorce, family issues, etc. The sorrow from such predicaments can assail our hearts, shattering them.

However, there’s a beacon of hope. Christ, the Supreme Physician and unparalleled Cardiologist is divinely anointed to mend the wounds of the brokenhearted( Isaiah 61:1) . The sole remedy for sin and evil nesting in human hearts is the Gospel— transcending medical, sociological, anthropological, or theological solutions. Moreover, Christ’s compassion and omnipresent assistance arm us against life’s daily onslaughts.

Permit God’s Word to administer healing if your heart has been assailed at home, work, or even within the Church. Predominantly, this healing journey often forgiving someone, as most spiritual heart attacks are birthed within the context of relationships, especially close ones. Often, it may necessitate casting our burdens upon Him, for He tenderly cares for us.


Reflect on the state of your heart.

Apply the Word

Don’t let a spiritual heart attack hinder your progress. Embrace His Word and stride forth accordingly.


Implore the Spirit to facilitate healing for every heart attack you’ve endured.

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