Hope For the Brokenhearted
Daily Devotional for September 9th & 10th
The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because He hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; He hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted…Luke 4:18
Every person is born with such a tender heart of God-given love, care and concern for those around them. When a family member is struggling, the family comes immediately to support them in their time of need. To the child of God, the love toward fellow man is magnified because the love of God has been shed abroad in our hearts. Jesus even said Love the brethren, by this shall all men know that ye are my disciples. John 13:35
We do however, live in a very cruel world. The greater majority of hurts come from people that we love the most. Even though the hurt may be unintentional, the hurt is real nonetheless. Some people go through their entire lives living with a past hurt that they never get over. That hurt causes them to forever after struggle with friendships declaring that they will never allow anyone to get close to them in order to prevent future hurts. What’s worse is that tender heart can turn into a cold calloused heart of bitterness if left untreated.
Fleshly wounds heal automatically. Inner hurts do not. They require the touch of the Master. Jesus promised that the Father had sent him to heal the brokenhearted. The world may have devastated you. A dear loved one may have passed away leaving you to struggle with that pain alone. Someone may have taken advantage of you. You may be the victim of an unfaithful spouse. Whatever the cause of your broken heart, Jesus has come to heal.
There is hope for your brokenheart. Instead of limping along through life with your heart crushed, ask Jesus today to come mend, bind up and heal your heart. He promises healing if you will come to him today. A broken and contrite spirit He will in no wise cast out. Place the broken pieces of your heart on Him today and watch as He heals and gives victory!
Soon to be available from Anchored In The Cross Ministries:
ANCHORED IN THE CROSS DAILY DEVOTION
SAILING VICTORIOUSLY DAY TO DAY
I cannot stress enough the importance of daily devotion and what it has done in my own personal life. After experiencing times of great victory, followed by times of great failures, I realized that something was not exactly right in my walk with the Lord. I’m sure you’ve heard many people testify of the ups and downs in their Christian life. We hear so much of the proverbial “spiritual rollercoaster” that it has been widely accepted as common Christianity. Once I started taking time out each morning to seek God’s face for wisdom and direction through prayer and His Holy word, I started noticing that the ups and downs of my common Christian experience were no longer happening to the degree they were before. It was like I had finally gotten off of the rollercoaster.
Are you tired of living up one day and down the next? If so, then set some time aside each morning; purpose in your heart to seek God daily. If you will do this, your Christian life will become concreted, anchored, and stedfast and unmovable in Christ. It is my prayer that this Daily Devotional will help you do just that. It will help you develop a daily seeking of God’s face for circumstances you face. Daily devotion is key to sailing victoriously. We will update you when this becomes available for free eBook download in the Resource Store.
Keep sailing brothers and sisters.