The Lord is Close to the Brokenhearted

Psalm 34:18 (New International Version)
The LORD is close to the brokenhearted
and saves those who are crushed in spirit.

According to Wikipedia brokenhearted is defined as a common metaphor used to describe the intense emotional pain or suffering one feels after losing a loved one, through death, divorce, moving, or being rejected or neglected or other means. For me it can also be defined as a state of being discouraged and demotivated due to various reasons.

Can you identify with this feeling? Can you see yourself in this state right now? Or maybe a better question is have you been broken-hearted before?

The Lord through His WORD had said, "He is close to the brokenhearted". Praise the Lord!

That's one more promise that each one of us can cling onto. God is actually saying that when people reject you, when people leave you, when people neglect you, when everyone else deserts you, HE DOESN'T. When you feel like the world has left you all alone, He stands by your side.

Let's read a Passage from the Book of Acts to prove this point.

Acts 23:10-11 (New International Version)
The dispute became so violent that the commander was afraid Paul would be torn to pieces by them. He ordered the troops to go down and take him away from them by force and bring him into the barracks.

The following night the Lord stood near Paul and said, "Take courage! As you have testified about me in Jerusalem, so you must also testify in Rome."

Paul experienced so much pain that even the commander thought he'd be torn into pieces. Now, imagine how painful that is! And God saw this and the following night, He stood near Paul to comfort him and give him courage.

In the same way, whatever you're going through right now. Problems? Trials? Please know God sees you. God surely will never leave you alone. He'd stand near you to comfort you and encourage you.

So the next time, we encounter situations that would tear and break us down, let's TAKE Courage and know that the "Lord is close to the brokenhearted".

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