God Is Close To The Brokenhearted

Someone is sitting in a bar… they order a drink… they are propped up on the bar with their head in their hands… they are alone… and they are trying to drink away their disappointment… their hurt.
If you were to talk with this person, you would likely discover they are brokenhearted… they are hurt.. depressed… They can feel no one loves them. The world has turned its back on them. So, they try to drown their sorrow.
But, the Bible says, “The Lord is close to the brokenhearted; He rescues those whose spirits are crushed” (Psalms 34:18).
Think about that verse… “the Lord is close to the brokenhearted.” Everyone else may turn their backs on us, but the Lord doesn’t. The Lord is close to us.
Ok, someone may be thinking, “that’s a great verse, but HOW is the Lord close to the brokenhearted?”
The Lord is close to us through His word… the Bible, God’s word, is filled with verses of hope and comfort. The Lord is close to us through His people. God uses His people to comfort us.
Christians, I encourage you to be sensitive to the hurts of others and help them as you can. This world is filled with brokenhearted people. God wants to use us, His people, to love and encourage them.

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