The Lord is close to the brokenhearted
and saves those who are crushed in spirit.
If you’ve ever wondered where God was in your circumstances, rest assured He has never been far from you. God is so often simply waiting for us to call upon His name for help as He is always near to us and will never leave us. Regardless of the severity of our trials, the depth of our pain, or the difficulty of our circumstances – God cares and is close to us. The psalmist writes, ‘The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.’ What a promise of restoration which reminds us that God will never leave us in our current situation to struggle exhaustively ourselves in our own strength and understanding. But the true reality of God is that He is even more drawn to us when we’re in those places of hardship, trials, and suffering in which the mental, emotional, physical, and/or spiritual pain hurts so deeply it blurs the very reality of His closeness to us, causing us to begin loosing hope. Therefore, today if you feel the sting of brokenness or the weight of being crushed by life’s circumstances, call out to the Lord and invite Him to walk with you step by step along your journey.
Connecting Faith & Life:
Father, thank You for the promise that you are with me even in the deepest, darkest, most painful valleys of my journey. There are daily moments of experiencing weariness of mind, body, soul, and spirit in which I am in desperate need of complete surrender in order to fall into your loving arms, and simply be held together. Lord, today may You mend my heart and restore my once thriving spirit which in these moments feel crushed. Help me not to loose hope, but rather to begin to see you very clearly once again, both through Your word and as I experience Your glorious creation. Through Your Holy Spirit, strengthen my heart, mind, and soul to continue pressing on in small steps of obedience toward You. Thank You Father, for the promise that You are always near to me, and ever-present in my circumstances. In Jesus’ name. Amen.