We live in a world of brokenness.

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

For every brokenhearted person in this world right now, there is a loving God next to him or her, waiting to apply His healing balm of Gilead. Brokenness causes a person to feel like they will never experience normalcy again and they wonder if they will ever feellike their true selfagain. Have you ever felt like that? Have you ever sat amidst people and wondered, when will I feel whole? If this post is hitting home to you right now, God wants to save you from your crushed spirit.

In one of the most broken times in my life, I cried to God night and day. To be honest, I didn’t know if I would ever come out of the darkness. I attended as many church services and conferences I could because, even though God felt far away from me, I could see Him working in the lives of others. I knew that I would not be numb forever. One night at the altar, I sat on the ground for a long time, praying silently under my breath. It was at that moment when a Pastor’s wife gently took my hands in hers and said,

“When I was praying for you I saw a vision of a tiny blue bird with her wings in bandages. God spoke to me and told me to tell you that it is okay to take time to heal. There will come a time when you will fly again.”

That night I learned a very valuable lesson. Even when I was incapable to fly on my own, I could still rise on eagle’s wings.

Those words brought so much hope into my life. However, not knowing how long I was supposed to be in a season of healing felt a little debilitating.

It can be frustrating when we do not know how long our season of healingwill be. One thing I know for certain is, don’t rush the process. The longer you heal, the higher you’ll fly.

Prayer: Lord, I pray that You would go to my brokenhearted family members and friends. You know the things that have shaken their faith, striped their strength, and stole their joy. I pray you would carry those who are crushed in spirit and when they do not have the ability to fly that you would allow them to soar on Your eagles wings.



Angela Overton is a lover of words, nature, and coffee. She is an ordained minister with the UPCI, has a Masters Degree in Theology, and loves to teach Bible studies. She and her amazing husband, Michael, pastor in Silver Spring, Maryland.


  1. Storm Swafford

    I really appreciate this devotional! Thank you so much for sharing this. I appreciate your honesty about some of the struggles you have faced, because it makes me feel less alone in mine, and it gives me hope. God bless you!

    • Hi Storm, thank you so much for your comment. You’re right — you are not alone! I’m so thankful that this devotional blessed your heart, it’s difficult for me to be transparent at times, but my intention is to minister by sharing, not only my struggles, but also the victories that are a product of brokenness. I am praying for you to receive healing, don’t worry if it takes a little longer than you think it should. God is with you right now.