Broken Hearts


It takes time for the healing process to become apparent to the eye. When a wound is inflicted, the body responds immediately to the crisis but the results are not yet visible. God’s response to wounded emotions, broken hearts and hurt feelings are not always obvious. While the casual observer is unaware of the healing process, I am intimately aware of the guidance and support He provides during the critical rebuilding phase. “Praise ye the Lord…He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds” (Psalm 147:1,3 in the King James Version of the Holy Bible).

Prayer: Lovingly and patiently You restore the broken pieces of my life. Thank You, Lord Jesus!

Devotion by Julie Long

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“By reason of breakings they purify themselves.” (Job 41:25 in the King James Version of the HOly Bible)

Most often, God uses those people and things which are perfectly broken for His glory. The sacrifices He accepts are broken and contrite hearts. It was when the poor widow broke the seal of the little pot of oil, and poured it forth, that God multiplied it to pay her debts and supply means of support.

It was when Esther risked her life and broke through the rigid etiquette of a heathen court, that she obtained favor to rescue her people from death. It was when Mary broke her beautiful alabaster box, rendering it henceforth useless, that the pent-up perfume filled the house.

And thus, on and on, through history, and all biography, and all vegetation, and all spiritual life, God must have BROKEN THINGS.

Prayer: Those who are broken in wealth, and broken in self-will, and broken in their ambitions, and broken in their beautiful ideals, and broken in worldly reputation, and broken in their affections, and broken often times in health; those who are despised and seem utterly forlorn and helpless, the Holy Ghost is seizing upon and using for Your glory, O Lord. My heart cries out for You to work these things in me until I am a vessel You can use. Amen.

Devotion by Susan Tracy

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