‘The Lord is close to the brokenhearted
and saves those who are crushed in spirit.’
Psalm 34:18

Have you ever experienced brokenheartedness? Have you ever felt crushed in spirit? Chances are that you have, and if you have, then you know that in those moments we often feel that no one understands what we are going through. There is rarely anyone CLOSE enough to us to empathize with our pain or speak to the deep longing of our hearts. In those moments, frankly, we maybe don’t even want anyone to be close to us. It is in those moments that we are at our lowest.

It is remarkable, then to read that God says that he is CLOSE to the brokenhearted, and that he will SAVE those who have had their spirits crushed! This is a promise from God to his children. Any loving parent would desire nothing more than to come alongside a hurting child and be close to them and save them from their despair. That is exactly what God will do for those who belong to him. He alone is the one who not only understands our brokenness and pain but who also SAVES us in the most hopeless of seasons. He alone provides hope in hopelessness and salvation to those who have had their spirits crushed by this cruel world. Whatever you are going through, know this: if you are a child of God, he will be close to you and save you from the worst pain that life can dish out.

To know what it means to be a ‘child of God,’ check out the resources below. And remember, God is real; His word is true; and that has the power to change YOUR life!

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