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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,…

Job chapter 1 and 2 surveys the heartrending account of Job’s loss. First, he loses his material wealth and possessions, and then he learns that all of his children died in a desert windstorm. There are still terms that lack in our world. For instance, there is a word to describe the loss of ones parents; an orphan—there is a word to describe the loss of a spouse; a widow—but, there is not a word in the English language to describe a parent who suffers the loss of a child. Certain experiences go against the grain of normality—I cannot begin…

“But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.” (Isaiah 53:5) We’ve heard this verse many times and possibly can even quote it, but have you stopped and really read this verse? Jesus went to the cross and endured the ridicule and pain for us. He could have called down angels to save Himself, but He did it all so we could be saved and healed. The last part of this verse says, “… and with his stripes we are…