Having a broken leg is painful. It impacts your ability to walk and interact with others. Everyone around you has to be careful not to touch it and cause more pain. Having a broken heart will do that, too.
If your heart is crushed and broken right now, this is a word of hope for you. Welcome to “Mornings with Bishop Robert” — You’re always welcome here, this is a safe place. My goal is to introduce people to the Jesus they never knew, and help them get to know Him and His word personally – and better ! If our time together today speaks to your heart, then let me invite you to like, subscribe and share it with a friend who may also need a word of hope!
Trials, tests, life’s toughest challenges, illness, death. These things and many others can break our hearts. They burn like fire, and the sores they leave inside of us are painful to the touch.
A few days ago my wife was pouring some boiling water from a kettle. As she did, the top of the kettle slipped off and the billowing steam began to burn her fingers, especially her middle one. Though she immediately ran cold water over it, the damage had been done. Large blister rapidly formed across the finger. Over the next couple of days the blisters popped, exposing the burned skin. Even though the healing process is moving along her finger is still incredibly sore and quite painful to the touch. So, naturally, she’s very careful to keep it away from anything that will bump it and cause more pain.
Protecting a burned finger can be done with physical distance. When people are protecting a broken heart both physical and emotional distance come into play. Keeping this emotional distance can make you feel very, very alone. If you’re feeling alone right now, keeping people away from a heart that hurts, here’s the word of hope I promised you.
Today’s verse says THE LORD IS CLOSE TO THE BROKENHEARTED AND SAVES THOSE WHO ARE CRUSHED IN SPIRIT
He’s close. He’s very gentle. And He understand your pain totally.
Because He is close, you are not alone. He may not be seen, but He’s never not present. And though you may not understand how He will do it, He can take the brokenness of a heart crushing situation and turn it around. He works all things together for the good of those who love Him. Even things which are broken.
The Golestan Palace in Tehran has one of the most beautiful entrances of any palace in the world today. As one enters the royal palace, the domed ceilings, sidewalls, and columns seem to be covered with diamonds. While planning the features of the palace, the architects sent an order to Paris for mirrors to cover the entrance walls. When the crates of mirrors finally arrived and were opened, it was discovered that all of them had broken while being transported. What seemed worthless attracted the attention of one of the builders, and he undertook to save the broken pieces and see how they would look if he fitted them together. The result is a unique compilation of reflections that sparkles with diamond-like rainbow colors projecting and reflecting an unanticipated beauty.
There’s a song that says He never said you’d only see sunshine, and He never said therе’d be no rain. He only promised a hеart full of singing about the very things that once brought pain. So give them all to Jesus – Shattered dreams, Wounded hearts and Broken toys. Give them all to Jesus, and let Him turn your sorrows into joys.
That, my friend, is exactly what God can do with the broken pieces of our lives if we will just turn them over to Him. What’s leftover in your life may seem smashed and crushed beyond use; worthless. But God knows how to fit the broken pieces together. Give them to Him. Gather up the broken pieces, even the ones that seem hopeless and most broken; sweep them together and give them to Jesus. Then let Him put the pieces together for you. His work will amaze and astound you.
It will reflect His glory and project His amazing grace.