“The LORD is near to the brokenhearted And saves those who are crushed in spirit.” -Psalms 34:18
When you think of the word broken what comes to mind? Here is my list of broken things: a heart, a dream, a promise, trust, a bone, relationship, a person and the list can go on and on. Any person, place or thing that is broken can be mended and healed by God. The key is that we must allow God to do the healing and mending. God can do anything and when we turn anything over to him including our heartbreak, broken relationships and more, you would be surprised how he can heal, mend and restore. In Psalms 147:3 it says, “He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.”
The first step is to admit something is broken. Sometimes, admitting that there is brokenness is difficult. It may admit something is no longer working or there is trouble. Also, it maybe recognizing the end of something we hold dear. 1 Peter 5:7 says, “7 Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” Anything that worries or burdens us should be turned over to God and we should trust God. God loves to surprise us with his ability to mend, heal and restore.
Next, we have to trust and believe God can do the healing, mending and restoration better than us. God may ask us to make the first move in asking for forgiveness to start the mending process. We may have to do a self-examination of ourselves. God dwells with us in the valley, on the mountain tops and in between. 1 Peter 4:8 says, “Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.” God loves us so deeply and has called us to do the same with everyone around us. Some people we must love from a distance. Jesus died for all our sins and we must remember when we look at other people and ourselves, we need to operate from a place of mercy.
We must finally thank God and make sure we do not keep replaying the tape of brokenness repeatedly. All of us have fallen short and when God restores something, we must say thank you. God has a beautiful and perfect way of mending and healing things. When we allow him to do it, the beauty of it cannot be described. Isaiah 61:7 says, “7 Instead of your shame you will receive a double portion, and instead of disgrace you will rejoice in your inheritance. And so, you will inherit a double portion in your land, and everlasting joy will be yours.”
So what is too broken that you refuse to turn over to God? I know I have held on to broken things for too long. It was painful trying to fix it myself. I would have sleepless nights and finally I reached my breaking point. I had to turn it over to God. When I did that, I could watch God do something miraculous and I could live a peaceful life in the meantime. I am excited to see how God will mend, heal and restore on your behalf so we can rejoice and give thanks together.
Thank you so much for this amazing day. I pray that anyone who holding onto a person, place or thing that is broken would trust you by surrendering it or the person(s) to you. I pray for healing, restoration and mending of anything broken. My prayer is that you would do something unforgettable. God, we praise you in advance. We love you so much.
In Jesus’ Name,