The LORD is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit. Psalm 34:18
You let someone down, failed to meet that deadline, were passed over for the position or promotion, lost your one person whose love made your heart soar.
What crushes one heart may vastly vary from another, but we each can be crushed when the weight of loss or our choices come crashing down upon us.
And when we are crushed, we can forget we are not alone there.
No one else on earth may fully comprehend what you are going through. No two of us are exactly identical through and through, as we have each been made unique.
We might resemble another on the outside, yet our experiences, emotions and energies can set us apart in an instant.
There is One who hears what we may not be able to form into words in the moment our spirits are crushed.
For He doesn’t need our spoken words to know what’s on our hearts.
God can hear your heartsong whether you speak it out or keep it unspoken.
He hears your cry as you emit your brokenness, in the very moment your spirit screams in pain.
For crushing is painful.
But nothing is lost in His plans or purposes for us. Not even our crushing.
God knows the plans He has for us, and they are good. For our good, from our good, good Father, who has our best in mind.
He knew the crushing would come, so He knows how to comfort and restore us once it has.
If like me, you feel crushed today, may you hear the truth of His promises to you:
He is always with you.
He not only loves you but adores you.
He knows everything about you, as only a Maker can.
He sees all that happens to you, and cares so much about your pain that He keeps eveything tear you cry.
He hears all, spoken and unspoken, and is always listening for you. He loves to hear from you.
God will never stop coming to your rescue. He may have eternally saved us once and for all, but the Word is filled with His love in action as He continually comes for those He loves. To protect, to heal, to rebuild, to make new, to give hope, to guide.
Today, draw near to Him just as you are. Crushed, broken, needy, unlovely, worried, anxious or fearful.
He promises to meet us where we are, and never leave us there alone.
Our spirits may be crushed in the now, but I keep pressing forward into His embrace.
For I know the only way I was meant to fly is when He lifts me up and breathe new life into this form once again.
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