Wednesday, September 5

Crying Out to God

Suggested Scripture
Psalm 34

Key Verse
The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. -
(Psalm 34:18, NIV)

Of all the different things in life that have the potential to affect us, the things that carry the most weight tend to be those that affect the heart. The Bible refers to the heart as the "wellspring of life", and to to guard it above all else. With that in mind, it is little wonder that when the heart hurts, the rest of the body aches as well.

The Psalmist writes that God is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. A person's heart, in the emotional and spiritual sense, is a place where secrets and dreams are kept. The pain of a broken heart is as unique as its contents. We can take comfort in the fact that a God who is so large and powerful demonstrates his love on such an intimate and personal level when He mends those brokenhearted ones among His creation.

When we hurt, we can cry out to Him. We can lay our souls bare before Him without the fear of shocking Him or making Him uncomfortable in any way. Where friends fail, God is faithful. When our own emotions overpower us, God draws us near to save us from ourselves. Time and time again, we can run to Him with our heartaches, knowing that He will never hesitate to wipe our tears and tell us that He loves us. We can find peace in knowing that He is the best one to heal a broken heart.

Reflecting Pool

How has your heart been broken?

What ways have you tried to heal your brokenness? Did it work?

When you are crushed in spirit, do you find it easy or difficult to cry out to God?

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