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November 19, 2020
God is Near the Brokenhearted
The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.
Life’s Knockout Punch
When life has thrown you a knockout punch, God is there to draw you near. When you feel crushed by the things you have experienced, God will save you from hopelessness.
Being brokenhearted is more than having your high school boyfriend break up with you. The brokenhearted are those who have suffered an event of such magnitude that it has left them debilitated. Their sorrow and pain are so intense they can’t move forward.
We’ve All Been Brokenhearted
Most of us, at some time in our life, have been brokenhearted. It may have been because of a lost relationship, a moral failure, or financial ruin. It may have been a lost loved one or some other painful event. Whatever the case, when you are brokenhearted, your spirit is crushed, and all your dreams are shattered.
It is during these times that God comes and draws you near. Like a loving parent who picks up their child and holds them close, God will draw you near to Him.
God is Compassionate
The God you serve is a compassionate God. The word compassion shows up 98 times in the Bible. Throughout the Gospels, Jesus is moved with compassion as He sees the hurting and sick. When Jesus was moved with compassion, He took action. Jesus healed the blind, restored useless legs, and fed the hungry. He even raised a boy from the dead in the middle of the funeral.
The compassion of Christ moved Him to relieve the pain of the people He encountered.
If you are brokenhearted today, Jesus is close. The Holy Spirit will minister peace and healing to your soul. Too often, we pull away from God when we experience difficulty and pain. Instead, run into the arms of the One who loves you more than you can imagine. Jesus never turned away anyone who came to Him hurting. He will never turn you away, as well.
Look at that promise again.
The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit. – Psalm 34:18
Make these confessions.
- When I am brokenhearted, God draws me close.
- He pours His love and compassion over me.
- When I come to Jesus, He will never turn me away.
- Amid my pain and failure, God brings healing and restores my hope.
In Jesus name,
When you are brokenhearted, God draws close to you, bringing healing to your heart and hope for tomorrow.
If God has seen you through when you’ve been brokenhearted, let me hear an “Amen” in the comments. Share your story to encourage others.