Forgiveness Thursday – Brokenness

The LORD is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.  Psalm 34:18

Good morning!  “This is the day the LORD has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it” (Psalm 118:24)  It’s a glorious day here in Florida.  We have mild temperatures and the sun is shining bright.  The leaves are changing and it feels good to be alive.   It’s Forgiveness Thursday and some of us are on the downside of the work week.  Don’t let a moment go by without getting right with God.

Often I hear people say “I’m broke” or “I’m broken”.  What do these phrases mean to you?  Does “broken” mean brokenhearted?  Do you have a broken bone or are you sick?  When you hear the word “broke,” does your mind immediately go to financial matters?  Does “broken” mean unworthy?  Do you think of relationship problems?  Maybe you think “I suck at being a Christian”.

 I have thought all of these thoughts at one time or another.  Regardless to which one comes to mind, there is one answer that will solve the problem.  Hebrews 13:5 tells us that God has promised he will never fail or abandon us.  So, no matter how broken you think you are, you can always turn to him.   When God does the mending, broken things become blessed.    We can also rest assured in knowing that in all things God works for the good (Romans 8:28).  While we may not understand now, we will one day.  Remember, that no one is too broken for the grace of Jesus.

So, today if you feel broken, rest in knowing that grace is enough.  If you know someone broken, stop what you are doing and pray with them.  God bless you.

 

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8 thoughts on “Forgiveness Thursday – Brokenness”

  1. “So, no matter how broken you think you are, you can always turn to him… Remember, that no one is too broken for the grace of Jesus.”

    Amen! Jesus died that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his stripes (his wounds) we are healed (1 Pet. 2:24). Jesus was broken for us on that cross so that, through faith in him, we might be healed spiritually, emotionally, mentally and physically. He died, not just to forgive us, but to transform us; to make us new creatures in Christ Jesus, free from the control of sin, created to be like him in true righteousness and holiness (Eph. 4:17-24; Ro. 6:1-23).

    We just have to give him our lives as living sacrifices, on the altar, and trust him to work his will in our hearts (Ro. 12:1-2). We have to yield control over to him, allowing him to work his grace in our lives, if we want to experience his healing power in our lives. Jesus’ sheep listen to his voice and they follow (obey) him. If we want to experience his healing of our brokenness, then we need to become one of his sheep. Sue

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