“The LORD is close to brokenhearted….” Psalms 34:18a
“Shabhar Lev” in Hebrew text. Lev means the inner self, that includes our emotions, mind and will.
What does this brokenheartedness means? In my perspective, brokenhearted may mean a lot.
a. broken in spirit– you have a heavy heart because of SIN. Spiritual banckrupcy. You keep on repeating the sins you love and feel that you can’t get out of it.
b. broken relationship – you got dumped by your loved one or she/he did something that broke your heart or hurt your feelings, we felt betrayed or cheated on
c. broken “pocket” (my own term)-financial problem. Sometimes, focusing much of yourself on money will pull you down
When we are broken, our tendency is to go or draw near to God because we know that He’s the only one who can ease the pain we feel, who can unload our burdens and we can express who we are and what we really feel to Him and we can find our hope in Him. We are hoping that God will change our situation into something wonderful. We are from Him and for Him. When people are not the one you need, that’s the time we start talking to God. Right? It’s not good that God is our last resort when we want to be consoled. It’s innate to humans that whenever we face hardships we call to God for help especially when brokenness strikes us. In Psalms 147:3, “God heals the brokenhearted”. Trust the one who can heal and do miracles in your lives.Shalom!
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