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The Lord is near to the Brokenhearted

How wonderful to know that we CAN count on our Lord! Please join us in this mornings devotion written by Susan Pons and feel free to comment below!

The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit. Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all. (Psalm 34:17)

How was it that David received such a  revelation? Well, David was on the run from Saul, his covenant brother, Jonathan’s, father. It was a tragic relationship, but, David’s covenant relationship with the Lord was the one that delivered him time and time again.  

Don’t you just love the human happenings of  men and women in Bible? King David, an adulterer and murderer; Moses, a murderer and one who lost his temper with God; Tamar, dressed as a prostitute, she coerced her father-in-law, Judah, to have sex with her and she bore twin sons…one of the sons a direct lineage to Jesus; Jonah, disobeyed God and ran from Him, yet God forgave Jonah and used him to spread the message of God’s love and forgiveness to the Ninevites. The Apostle Paul, a murderer of God’s people; Simon Peter, denied Jesus three times yet God forgave him and built His Church upon Peter, the Rock. Let him who thinks he stands take heed lest he fall (1 Cor. 10:12). God has always loved, forgiven, and continued to use fallen men and women to be examples of the love of God.

Every day they pass me by

I can see it in their eyes

Empty people filled with care

Headed who knows where?

On they go through private pain

Living fear to fear

Laughter hides their silent cries

Only Jesus hears

We are called to take His light

To a world where wrong seems right

What could be too great a cost

For sharing life with one who’s lost?

People need the Lord

People need the Lord

At the end of broken dreams

He’s the open door

People need the Lord

People need the Lord

When will we realize

People need the Lord?

—Steve Green—

 

  1. What kind of people did Jesus minister to?

  2. What kind of people does the Word minister to?

  3. What kind of hope does this scripture give to you?

One Response

  1. It is very good news we can count on Jesus, our Master. Thanks for the insight.

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