The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.
Sometimes, a hurt can run so deep that it breaks your heart and crushes your spirit. Sadness seems to fill every part of your life. However, in Christ, there is hope for the hurting.
God Will Draw Near
When life has thrown you a knockout punch, God will 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 boy or girlfriend break up with you. The brokenhearted are those who have suffered a hurt of such magnitude that it has left them debilitated. Their sorrow and pain are so intense they have difficulty moving forward.
We’ve All Been Brokenhearted
Most of us, at some time in life, have been brokenhearted. It may have been through a lost relationship, a moral failure, or financial ruin. It may have been the loss of a loved one or some other painful event. Whatever the case, when you are brokenhearted, your spirit is crushed, and all your dreams are shattered.
During these times, God comes and draws you near. He will draw near to you like a loving parent who picks up their child and holds them close.
God is Compassionate
The God you serve is compassionate. The word compassion shows up 98 times in the Bible. Throughout the Gospels, Jesus was moved with compassion as He saw the hurting and sick. Jesus did more than empathize with their pain. When he saw the hurting, he took action. Jesus healed the blind, restored useless legs, and fed the hungry. He even raised a dead boy right 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 sorrow or pain. Instead, why not 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 welcome you 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.
In my sadness, God pours His love and compassion over me.
When I come to Jesus, He never turns me away.
In my pain, God brings healing and restores my hope.
In Jesus’ name,
In your pain, call out to Jesus. When you are brokenhearted, God draws you close, bringing healing to your heart and hope for tomorrow.
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How has God been with you when you were brokenhearted?
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