THERAPY FOR CRUSHED SPIRITS!

Verse for Today: Thursday, April 21, 2011
Psalms 34:18 – The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.

When we face unbearable situations and as we become like prisoners of our circumstances, it often breaks our hearts. These situations come from various corners like loss of health, job, finances and friends, lack of peace in the family, ditching by dear ones, gossip, conflicts created by close associates and the like. When we are tossed around by such situations and if it happens at totally unexpected times and from totally unexpected corners, we become overwhelmed and experience heaviness of hearts brokenness of our spirits. Sometimes our failures in life and the negative consequences of decisions we made in good faith lead us to break our hearts. We also experience broken-heartedness when we fall into horrible sins of commission and omission and when the Spirit of God convicts us of such sins which have broken the heart of God. At such times we would experience a crushed spirit and find ourselves in a tight corner without any place to go to or any person to turn to. Such were the situations of David when everyone was against him and he had no place to turn to. But he trusted in God and sought after Him to help him out of the tight corners of life. God answered his prayers and honored his contrite and crushed spirit, and saved him from all his troubles. God gave David the comfort from His Spirit and strength from His presence to face his situations with maturity, patience and wisdom. God forgave his failures and protected him from all the enemies who encompassed around him to annihilate David. He was able to get healing for his emotional wounds through the touch of God’s hands.

Dear reader, are you faced with tough situations which have broken your heart and crushed your spirit? Is the burden you are carrying too heavy and unbearable? Are you tired of carrying the heavy load and feel hopelessness in your soul? God wants to speak to you today through the experience of David who went through attacks of all sorts from all corners. He had no support from any one around him. He was hated, despised and rejected by all around. He experienced threat to life and security. There seemed to be no future and hope for David. But when he surrendered himself and all his situations to the Lord, David was able to experience deliverance from the Lord. Even when none of his dear ones were near him, David experienced the nearness and presence of the Lord. He was enabled by the Lord to caste all his cares upon Him and relax even in the midst of the greatest turmoil in life. The Lord touched him and healed his broken spirit and strengthened his faith. When David experienced the peace of God in His holy presence, he was able to forget all his troubles and to hold on to the Lord and His promises to him. When he confessed his nothingness and total depravity before the Lord, he was able to get deliverance from all his troublesome situations. Today you and I can experience the presence and deliverance of the same Lord if we go to Him and caste all our cares upon Him. He will never leave us nor forsake us. He will wipe our tears and take away our fears. He will revive our sagging and crushing spirits and strengthen our faith. The Lord will make us confident in His power and strength to face the difficult situations and come out victorious. When we experience the deliverance of the Lord, it will cause us to praise Him irrespective of circumstances.

Psalms 34:4 – I sought the Lord and He answered me, and delivered me from all my fears.

Thought for Today
The touch of the Lord will heal us of our broken hearts and crushed spirits.

THERAPY FOR CRUSHED SPIRITS!!
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