God is close to the broken-hearted

I believe that everyone can agree that they have had their heart broken at least once. Not necessarily in a love relationship but life has a way of breaking hearts and making people feel distraught. They say that what matters in life is really how we react to it more than what happens to us. I agree with that idea but I also know that there are times when the hurt is so deep that it is hard to find the right reaction to life. We can be in so much pain that we can’t get out of the hole of despair where we are. Events and people can hurt us so much that we feel like we will never go back to the way we used to be. A broken heart is a heart that is hard to mend. However, the Lord can fix anything and He can take care of any broken hearts. He specializes in healing the sick and healing the broken-hearted. He is compassionate and He is able to do what no one else can. God will mend your broken heart. He will put the pieces back together and make you whole again. Your healing will take place and you are going to feel like new in no time. Call on the Lord for help. Ask the Doctor to heal your brokenness and see what happens.

“The Lord is close to the broken-hearted and He saves those who are crushed in spirit” (Psalm 34:18). That verse gives me so much hope and it fills me up with joy. Not only because I know God can always treat me when I am downtrodden but I also trust that He can heal and help my family and friends. I love how the verse says that He is close to the broken-hearted. We have the misconception that God is far when we are in pain. He is never far. We can’t see Him when the tears are blurring our spiritual vision but He stands right there. Since God is so close, we ought to talk to Him even when things are bad. What can we expect from God when we are suffering? We can expect Him to save us. The Bible says that the Lord saves the ones that are crushed in spirit. Are you crushed in spirit today? If for some reason you are, know that the Lord has the perfect antidote for your spirit. He has joy and peace that surpass all understanding and He truly has the power to heal. I pray to the Lord all the time and when I am going through a painful time, I double up my prayers. I don’t increase the requests but I increase my time talking to the Lord and listening to Him. I double up the praises and He speeds up the healing.


God doesn’t want to see any of us suffer. When we call on Him, He binds up our wounds. He makes things better. He starts on the inside and works His way out. He is interested in our hearts and He knows our hearts need to be preserved and guarded. Above all things we must guard our hearts. When our hearts get broken, the enemy gets an “in” and he can slip in negativity and bring us down so low that we might contemplate rejecting the Lord. Your heart is precious, friend. Keep it in good spiritual health. Feed it the Word. Cultivate God’s love in your heart. Let it be a generous heart. Keep it strong. Keep it full of Jesus. When something happens to it, don’t despair, turn to the One who can mend all hearts. Believe that healing is happening. Keep your eyes on the healer. Your faith will heal you like Jesus said. God is close to the broken-hearted and He cures them. Stay encouraged. Your heart is going to get a makeover in Jesus’ name! Nothing can separate you from God’s love.

Suggested reading: Psalm 34:18; Psalm 147:3; Joshua 1:7

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