God Bless you Sister Connie Keyohara for your message to us today!
The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.
Sometimes in our lives we’ll face hurt, depression, sorrow, pain and loneliness.
It’s somewhat inevitable.
Unfortunately, we can’t always catch it before it hits, so what can we do once we find ourselves in the midst of this pain?
The very first thing we want to do is pray. Whatever God lays on your heart. Or, if you’re depleted and need help, you can pray something like this.
“Lord, I’m so tired of hurting. I feel like I can’t take another breath, or do one more day. Please bear this burden with me and let me know I’m not alone.”
Maybe, if you feel comfortable, call someone to pray with you.
I like to get a notebook going and journal my thoughts. You can write down all the positive things in your life, or jot down what’s on your heart.
When we’re told that God is close to the brokenhearted, that also means He saves them, walks with them and protects them from destruction.
When you’re crushed in spirit, you don’t always know what to do or where to turn. Things just don’t make sense and it’s easy to wander into a state of depression.
“And we know that all things work work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.”
Remember that God knows everything that is going on, and He will bring it to a good conclusion if you love Him and follow Him.
“Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all.”
“When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you”
God will never ignore His children when they cry out to Him, and He will not fail to mend the broken heart.
Although His answer and timing aren’t exactly what we would like, He will answer according to His perfect, pleasing will and timing!
So, whatever you’re facing; whether its in your marriage, finances, personal life, spiritual life, health or work, this pain does end.
It’s called hope.
How do I know?
Because He promised you He would deliver you from all afflictions.
If we have God’s word of honor behind us, the victory is ours.
Stay strong and wait! Help is on the way.