Word Of The Month

We live in a broken world. Broken families, ill health, moral failures, job losses, death of loved ones - pain  and disappointment surround us.  Bad things do happen to good and godly people. The Christian is not exempted. 

 

God’s Word says.

 

“The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” Psalm 34:18

 

“He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.” Psalm 147:3

 

“The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, You will not despise.” Psalm 51:17

 

There are times when God rescues us from troubles. But there are more times when He brings us through the troubles.  The above verses indicate that God is close to us when we are broken. He hears our cries, He saves us, He heals us, He binds up our wounds. He accepts our prayers. I have found it true that I draw closer to God and experience Him more in bad times. Here is an interesting thought, "God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pain.” CS Lewis

 

If you are in pain or grief, I encourage you to be utterly honest with God. Tell Him that you’re hurting. Draw near. Pray. Cry. Pour your heart out to God. He is near to you. Let God touch and heal you.

 

 

- Bob Lum

 

 

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