The God of the Brokenhearted

Why is this happening to me?  This is not what I had planned for my life.  This is not what I signed up for.  This is not where I thought I would be by now.  Castles crumbling all around me.  Teardrops falling relentlessly.  Cold hearts.  Cold glares.  Empty words.  Unfulfilled promises.  Brokenness everywhere I look.  Brokenness in them … and brokenness in me.  We are broken, and we are brokenhearted.

We are brokenhearted because we possess broken hearts.  We have stepped out of God’s perfect design and into lives marred by sin.  Poor choices.  Wrong choices.  Hurtful choices.  Selfish choices.  And now, what can we do?

We can make more choices.  Choices to mend what is broken.  Choices to ask for forgiveness.  Choices to offer forgiveness.  Choices to leave our lifestyles of sin.  We can choose to do more, be more, love more.  We can choose to live our imperfect lives with the perfect God, the God of the brokenhearted.

God sent Jesus to heal us from sin and reconcile us to Himself by His perfect sacrifice on the cross.  We can choose to believe He did this for us and choose to ask Him to forgive us and save us.  The wounds sin has left upon us can be healed, and our broken hearts can be made whole.

“He heals the brokenhearted

And binds up their wounds.”

Psalm 147:3 (NKJV)

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©Original text and photo Francee Strain, October 31, 2017.  Revised text and photo June 25, 2021.

Scripture taken from the New King James Version of the Holy Bible, © 1982 by Thomas Nelson.