Friday, February 3, 2012

What To Do With a Broken Heart...

I've previously blogged about broken hearts.
Sadly, it's been a re-occuring theme in my life.

I blogged about hearts broken by the sin of others.
I blogged about God using broken hearts.

It's amazing how the same verse
has ministered to me in so many different situations.
Because now my heart is broken by
actions that are out of my control.

Psalm 34:18
  "The Lord is near to those who have a broken heart,
And saves such as have a contrite spirit."

Online Bible's definition of broken is
"to be broken, be maimed, be crippled, be wrecked, be crushed."

Does that define your heart?
Are the circumstances of your life making you feel

Are you feeling like roadkill on life's highway?

Did you know that great pain is
of the Lord's nearness?

In the Old Testament,  broken things
were not accepted by the Lord in sacrifice.
He could only accept perfection.
Leviticus 22:21-22
 " must be perfect to be accepted; there shall be no defect in it.
Those that are blind or broken or maimed,
or have an ulcer or eczema or scabs,
you shall not offer to the Lord,
nor make an offering by fire of them on the altar to the Lord."

There are some broken things the Lord will accept in sacrifice.

Psalm 51:17
The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit,
A broken and a contrite heart—
These, O God, You will not despise.

Not only does the Lord accept your broken heart in a sacrifice,
He has plans for that heart.

Psalm 147:3
 He heals the brokenhearted
And binds up their wounds.

Take those broken pieces of your heart,
and sacrifice them on the altar of your life to the LORD.
He will alter your life to perfection.


  1. "Did you know that great pain is
    evidence of the Lord's nearness?"

    It's hard to explain that but it's encouraging to know it in our hearts.

    Praying for your broken hearts.

  2. And I will harden Pharaoh's heart, that he shall follow after them… that the Egyptians may know that I am the LORD. Exodus 14:4

    God allowed the Egyptians to pursue the Hebrews, not to overcome them, but so He could deliver them at the last moment. In this way the Egyptians would "know that God is the Lord." God may allow trials in our lives in order to speak to the unsaved who are watching us. He may or may not deliver us but our Christ-like attitude in the midst of adversity will be a great testimony for Him. —David Croudace

    Men will look at the life I lead,
    See the side I take, and the things I love;
    They judge my Lord by my every deed–
    Lord set my affection on things above.—Author Unknown

    * Read this from the calendar this AM and thought of you're broken heart and prayed for you!

  3. Beautiful post! I am sorry you are hurting right now but you have some wonderful promises of God there.

    It's hard not to be in control, but at least we know that God is in control!


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