Saturday Night YouTube Live: Jesus Christ Came to Heal the Brokenhearted
…he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted…
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Tonight I will be speaking live regarding my discipleship teaching about Jesus Christ healing the brokenhearted. I want to zero in on the effects of divorce especially on children. Divorce will have lifetime effects on children unless their hearts are healed by Jesus Christ. At the end of show, I will pray for the healing of the brokenhearted.
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This post contains two articles that are very important about what happens when a person’s spiritual heart is broken. The first is about the long term affects of divorce on a child. Science has now proven that a child from a divorced family can suffer from long term physical damage even into the 50s! A child from a divorced family can literally suffer his entire lifetime!
God’s word warning against divorce
Malachi 2:14-16 Yet ye say, Wherefore? Because the LORD hath been witness between thee and the wife of thy youth, against whom thou hast dealt treacherously: yet is she thy companion, and the wife of thy covenant. And did not he make one? Yet had he the residue of the spirit. And wherefore one? That he might seek a godly seed. Therefore take heed to your spirit, and let none deal treacherously against the wife of his youth. For the LORD, the God of Israel, saith that he hateth putting away: for one covereth violence with his garment, saith the LORD of hosts: therefore take heed to your spirit, that ye deal not treacherously.
“Children whose lives are shattered by divorce or family break-up are still suffering from the damage when they reach retirement age, a state-funded study said yesterday. It said that children whose parents divorce by the time they are 16 are more likely than others to be out of work 40 years later.
The report by an ageing research group listed divorce or a parent quitting the home as central reasons – alongside physical or sexual abuse – why adults may be unable to hold down jobs in their 50s or to choose to work on in later years. ‘Traumatic events experienced in childhood, such as physical or sexual abuse, parental absence or parental divorce are associated with reduced labour force participation at 55,’ the study published by International Longevity Centre – UK said.
The findings, which add to overwhelming evidence gathered over decades that children are badly harmed by family breakup, say that the impact of a divorce does not wear off as a child grows, but instead casts a shadow throughout their life. Children of a broken home are three times more likely than others to be permanently sick and unable to work by their mid-50s, the report said. A report has said that children whose parents divorce by the time they are 16 are more likely than others to be out of work 40 years later.
Researchers from the Uncertain Futures group, which is funded by the Government’s Economic and Social Research Council and Medical Research Council, based their findings on the experiences of children born in 1958. Some 9,000 children who took part the National Child Development Study have been followed throughout their lives. It said those who suffer family break-up or other harm early in life are most likely to be out of work in their mid-50s because of long-term illness. ‘Those who face adversities during childhood, such as abuse, neglect, illness, parental absence or divorce, faced diminished employment prospects in later life, primarily due to permanent sickness,’ the report found.
Alongside divorce and the absence of a parent, the report said long term inability to work is also affected if a child is taken into state care. Children are taken into care only if their families are considered dangerous or incapable of looking after them. Other childhood causes of later difficulties with work, it added, could include physical or mental illness, physical or sexual abuse, or ‘neglected appearance – if the child appeared scruffy or underfed.’
Children of a broken home are three times more likely than others to be permanently sick and unable to work by their mid-50s, the report also said.The report said: ‘Specific events and circumstances during childhood impact working life.’Adversity in childhood is associated with reduced labour force participation at 55, even when considering other factors such as gender, mental health, education and socioeconomic position during adulthood. Those who faced adversities or consistent socioeconomic disadvantage were found to be three times more likely to be permanently sick at 55 than those who did not experience adversities.
‘It is suggested that physical or sexual abuse and neglect were more likely directly to impact the capability of an individual to work, while other adversities, such as divorce or parental absence, could potentially be explained by the consequence these experiences are likely to have on adulthood in general.’ Children of divorced parents have long been shown to be more likely than others to suffer ill health and to do badly at school, and to have higher chances of unemployment, drug abuse, early pregnancy or falling into crime as they grow up.
Last week a study by the Marriage Foundation think tank found that children of parents who divorce or break up have a much higher chance of suffering mental health problems than those from intact families. The Foundation said: ‘Even after taking mothers’ marital status, happiness, and background into account, not having a father in the house remains the number one predictor of teenage mental health problems in the UK.’ Children of divorced parents have long been shown to be more likely than others to suffer ill health and to do badly at school, and to have higher chances of unemployment, drug abuse, early pregnancy or falling into crime as they grow up.”
A sudden and serious heart condition triggered by severe emotional stress can lead to the same type of long-term damage as a heart attack, according to new research presented at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions in Anaheim, California.
Takotsubo syndrome – also called ‘broken heart syndrome’ – affects around 3,000 people each year in the UK. During an attack, part of the heart muscle weakens and balloons, which cripples the heart’s pumping ability. Doctors used to believe patients would fully recover quickly and even without any treatment but that view is now being emphatically overturned.
Ongoing symptoms of heart failure: Researchers from the University of Aberdeen followed 37 takotsubo patients for an average of two years. Using ultrasound and cardiac MRI scans, the team found that patients’ heart function was often affected long after an event. Worryingly they also found patients had ongoing symptoms of heart failure similar to patients who have suffered a heart attack.
Untreatable heart damage: The images also revealed the tell-tale signature of fine scar tissue in parts of the heart’s muscle. This damage, which is currently untreatable, reduces the elasticity of the heart and prevents it from contracting properly during each heartbeat. These findings may help to explain why takotsubo sufferers have similar long-term survival rates to people who’ve had a heart attack.
Affecting people throughout their lives: Professor Jeremy Pearson, our Associate Medical Director, said: “Takotsubo is a devastating disease that can suddenly strike down otherwise healthy people. We once thought the effects of this life-threatening disease were temporary, but now we can see they can continue to affect people for the rest of their lives. “There is no long-term treatment for people with takotsubo because we mistakenly thought patients would make a full recovery. This new research shows there are long-term effects on heart health, and suggests we should be treating patients in a similar way to those who are at risk of heart failure.”
Isaiah 61:1 …he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted…