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Day 30: the Lord is Close to the Broken Hearted

March 16, 2018

“The Lord is close to the brokenhearted; and those who are crushed in spirit he saves.”  (Psalm 34)

Stop and read those words again.

How many of you have a broken heart? Sometimes I stop and think about that term.

Broken Hearted.

What does that mean?

Maybe you just lost someone important to you. Either it was sudden, or you knew it was coming. But death really has a way of adding salt to the wound.

Maybe you just ended a long term relationship. You thought he was the one and when  push came to shove, you weren’t living your fullest life and you knew he wasn’t going to be the one that got you to heaven.

Maybe you just got dumped. You thought maybe he would be it. You had so much fun together and you were both trying to figure out what God was wanting from you and thought he would be the path there. But he wasn’t and it hurt. More than you will ever care to admit.

Maybe you didn’t get into grad school. Maybe it was a crazy year of fighting and clawing your way into the program and you hate yourself for “not being good enough”.

Wherever you are in your journey to God, and whatever your broken heart entails, He is there in the mess with you, wanting to give you the comfort that you need.

I’ve been in each of those places. And coming out on the other end of each of them, I can tell you that He was there in the heartbreak, and that He has answered every desperate prayer. He has been with me in the darkness and has been the light that got me through to the next moment.

He will be there for you also. I can promise you that.

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