Helping the brokenhearted—children or adults—is a mighty call. In Scripture we see that being brokenhearted is a spiritual state of brokenness that requires spiritual healing. (Proverbs 15:13, Psalm 34:18) Thankfully God's Word provides us with a remedy.
Very early in Jesus’ public ministry, Luke records that Jesus went into the synagogue in Nazareth. He was handed the book of Isaiah, found Isaiah 61 and read:
“The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me,
Because He has anointed Me
To preach the gospel to the poor;
He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted,
To proclaim liberty to the captives
And recovery of sight to the blind.
To set at liberty those who are oppressed;
To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD.”
Then Jesus said, “Today this Scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.” Luke 4:21
In its most obvious and simplistic form, this passage of Scripture reveals that Jesus is God’s plan to heal the brokenhearted. In addition to making a way for our freedom and salvation, Jesus heals those whose hearts have been broken by grief and trauma. Psalm 147:3 corroborates this when the Psalmist writes: He (Jesus) heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.
Therefore, the healing of a broken heart is directly linked to a revelation of Jesus, the Healer.
Jesus is the spiritual cure for the spiritual problem of brokenheartedness. Now Jesus, Himself, is the Word. (John 1:1,14) Since Jesus heals broken spirits, and Jesus is the Word . . .
The Word of God heals broken spirits.
This is the solution to broken-heartedness in its most concise form.
Jesus said in John 6:63 “The Words I speak to you are spirit and they are life.” In Scripture, we have God-breathed, Spirit-filled words that are able to heal broken spirits and bring the brokenhearted back to life. Jesus’ Words carry within them the same creative power He used to form the universe.
Paul says in Acts 20: 32 “So now brethren, I commend you to God and to the Word of His grace which is able to build you up and give you an inheritance among all those who are sanctified.”
It is significant to note that the word grace, by Greek definition, means not only God’s graciousness but, also His divine influence upon the heart, and it’s reflection in the life of a believer. In other words, we are lavished with this grace, which divinely influences our heart to such a degree that we will see the result of it in the life of the one who receives it.
The Word of His Grace is able, as Scripture says, to build up grieving children. The Word of His Grace, is able to give them an inheritance.
The word, “build,” epoikodomeo, comes from a root word meaning to construct or build a house. Children of God are the temple of the Lord. What is broken in them can be built again by the Word of God’s grace.
There is supernatural, spiritual power in God’s words that is beyond our understanding.
But Jesus does give us some hint as to how the Word works. In Matthew 13, He likens the Word to a seed. When a seed is planted in the ground we know that, if we water it and give it sunshine, it has the ability within itself to produce a living thing, whether it be a vegetable or a flower, or a tree. The Word of God, planted in the heart (yours, mine, the children we minister to) and mixed with faith, has the power to make us whole.
Our call, when ministering to sorrowful children, is to bless them, over and again, with the Lord's divine Words of love.
 Strong, James and John R. Kohlenberger, III, The New Strong’s Expanded Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible, Red Letter Edition (Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2001), Sumpnigo (soom-pnee’-go) G4846, Apothlibo (ap-oth-lee’-bo) G5485.
 Ibid., G2026.