Isaiah 41:13

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FOR I AM THE LORD YOUR GOD WHO TAKES HOLD OF YOUR RIGHT HAND AND SAYS TO YOU, DO NOT FEAR; I WILL HELP YOU. Isaiah 41:13

This promise reminds the believer of how intimately and personally involved in our lives God is. God takes our hand, just as a parent  takes the hand of their child to reassure them. God want us to know that everything will be okay, that He is  beside us and  will give us His help…we will get through this together…that’s the kind of assurance God is giving us…His personal assurance and promise that He is with us and helping us.

This promise reminds us of God’s tenderness towards us. He has compassion for us. He takes delight in us. He knows we need his help and companionship as we face the difficult things in life. He doesn’t turn us away in our moment of need. When we are tempted to question where God is in the midst of our struggles and difficulties, we need to remember that God is beside us and walking with us… even if we can’t feel His presence…our faith and trust must be based on more than feelings. We must believe and trust God’s promises to us. They are Living Water when we feel our spirit is dry and parched. His promises are The Daily Bread we need  to nourish our spirits and give us  strength. We have God’s promise that He will help us. It’s up to believe it and receive it.

©Daily Promises For The Broken Hearted by Debbie Kay

Isaiah 46:4

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Isaiah 46:4

EVEN TO YOUR OLD AGE AND GRAY HAIRS I AM HE, I AM HE WHO WILL SUSTAIN YOU. I HAVE MADE YOU AND I WILL CARRY YOU; I WILL SUSTAIN YOU AND I WILL RESCUE YOU.

No matter what changes occur in life, the Lord never changes. His faithfulness is forever. His love never ceases. Though friends and family may come and go, He will be faithfully by our side. He has known us since before we were in our mother’s womb. He has loved us and been with us through every stage of our lives.  He  promises to never leave or forsake us and this is a reminder that He will not leave our side all the days of our lives.

This verse reminds us that even in our twilight years, He is still our nurturing parent who has a watchful eye on us. We never stop being His child. He never stops being our concerned, adoring, Abba Father. We have his assurance that through every storm, every trial, every illness and infirmity, He will see us through and sustain us with His power and strength. His eye is constantly upon us and His ear always listening for our cries. We are assured all of our days that He will sustain and rescue us. What a comforting promise we can cling to and rely on all the days of our lives!

©Daily Promises For The Broken Hearted by Debbie Kay

John 8:36

John 8

SO IF THE SON SETS YOU FREE, YOU WILL BE FREE INDEED- JOHN 8:36

The word “indeed” here means, surely without a doubt. Whatever God does, He does well. When Christ died on the cross and rose again, He made a way for us to be set free from sin and death… but Christ offers to set us free from so much more.

He wants us to be set free from our past…from the judgments, opinions and harsh words of others…from self-doubt…from grief, despair and pain…from hopelessness…unforgiveness…fear, anxiety and worry… Christ died to set us free from every chain and form of bondage the enemy uses to hold us back and keep us from being all we can be in Christ. God does not want us to be enslaved, stuck or trapped by anyone or anything. Our freedom was bought with the precious blood of Jesus and we should embrace the freedom that Christ offers in every area of our lives.

If you are feeling stuck, trapped, discouraged, unable to overcome, or move forward in any area of your life…remember Christ has set the prisoners free, but it’s up to us to step out of our chains and walk forward in His freedom and light. If you don’t know how to move forward from the things that are holding you prisoner, seek God and ask Him for wisdom and guidance. Read His Word, remain steadfast in prayer, lean on Him and rely on Him. The Lord tells us we are more than conquerors. We can do all things through Him. The enemy is the one who would have you believe that things can never get better and there is no hope. Choose to believe and receive this promise …freedom is possible through Christ!

©Daily Promises For The Broken Hearted by Debbie Kay

Psalm 147:3

Psalm 147

 HE HEALS THE BROKENHEARTED AND BINDS UP THEIR WOUNDS- PSALM 147:3

In the Old Testament, God is called  Jehovah Rapha, which means the God who heals. Rapha means “to restore, to heal, or to cure.” God is our great physician. He can do what no man can do…he created our hearts and He knows better than anyone how to heal and restore what has been broken in our lives.

No one wants to feel pain. We think pain should end as soon as we pray for God to take it away… and when it doesn’t happen that way, we think that God doesn’t hear us or He doesn’t care. But restoration is a process that is not quick, painless or easy and it always takes longer than we would like. After some heart breaks, such in the death of a loved one or a divorce, we are changed and our lives will never be the same again. But God as our healer, works in the life yielded to Him… emotionally, mentally, physically and spiritually. He fills the broken places in our lives with more of Himself…He gives more grace, more peace, more joy, more strength…through our brokenness, we find God in ways we can’t when things are good…He draws us closer to Himself, than we could ever believe was possible if we allow Him to.

We often hear the saying, “time heals all wounds,” but this is not true. Time only passes. It is what we do during the time of grief that brings about healing. When we turn to our Jehovah Rapha, He not only comforts us, but He pours into us things that the world can’t give. He knows our pain. He sees our tears. He hears our cries. He is full of loving compassion and mercy. He wants us to come to Him when we are hurting and broken, so He can heal us and make us whole in a way that only He can.

If you are brokenhearted and think that you will never be healed, claim this verse…cling to it…and believe that God is faithful to carry out what He promises. God does not fail anyone who comes to Him for restoration.

©Daily Promises For The Broken Hearted by Debbie Kay

 

2 Cor 12:9

 

 

2 Corinthians 129

…MY GRACE IS SUFFICIENT FOR YOU, FOR MY POWER IS MADE PERFECT IN WEAKNESS… 2 Cor 12:9

In this promise God is telling Paul, “I am the grace. I am all you need. I will give you what you need to face your trials and adversity.” As we learned in another promise of God, He doesn’t just give us strength, He becomes our strength. God is continually offering to give us more of Himself…He doesn’t just hear our prayer and say, “here is some grace, here is some strength” and then leave us to muddle through. He stays with us and is the answer to our needs.

God wants us to come to Him in our weakness…when we reach the end of ourselves…when we get to the place that we feel we can’t go on… or that we have nothing left…as a believer, we need not despair, or give up hope… our place of weakness, is where God’s power can become perfect in us.  The word, “perfect” that is used here means fulfilled, accomplished, completed, finished. Many Biblical scholars say it is a form of the same word Jesus spoke as His last word on the cross,  which means, “it is finished”. Christ’s presence in our lives equips us for all we face in life…the Bible tells us that the same power that raised Jesus from the dead, is  the same power that is inside of us. There is no greater power than that my friends! He is  our strength…He is our grace…He is our power…He alone is all we need…that should encourage us and fill you with hope that not only can we survive all that we face, but we can thrive in the midst of adversity, because He is with us, giving us more of Himself and His life changing and sustaining power.

©Daily Promises For The Broken Hearted by Debbie Kay

 

 

 

Matthew 11:28

 

Matthew 11

COME TO ME, ALL WHO ARE WEARY AND BURDENED AND I WILL GIVE YOU REST –  Matthew 11:28

This promise starts with a compassionate invitation that he gives to all, not just a select few…but  we must accept the invitation, if we wish to see the promise fulfilled. Jesus is a Savior who fully understands our humanness. He understands what it is like to be weary. He understands what it is like to deal with the burdens and effects of sin we must face in this life.

God makes a way for us to handle our burdens. He offers to set us free from our heavy loads. He offers to set us free from the burden of sin and death. He doesn’t ask us to carry anything by ourselves. He doesn’t ask us to muddle through on our own strength. He doesn’t tell us to toughen up, man up, or prove to Him how strong we are. He tells  us lovingly and simply, to come to Him. He offers us true compassion and understanding of our strengths, weaknesses and failures. He offers to carry the heavy weights that we are too weak to carry on our own. He offers to replace our weakness with His own strength.  He offers us to step inside of His abilities, so we can find His peace and rest. No one can offer what He does.

Friends, don’t try to tough things out by yourself. Don’t give your burdens to the Lord and then take them back. Don’t think you have anything to prove… or that you have to earn His love or approval. He paid the price and He freely gives. He is standing waiting with outstretched arms to all who will accept His offer. Reach out and enter into His rest today.

©Daily Promises For The Broken Hearted by Debbie Kay

 

 

Jeremiah 33:3

Jeremiah 33

CALL UNTO ME, AND I WILL ANSWER YOU AND SHOW YOU GREAT AND MIGHTY THINGS WHICH YOU DON’T KNOW. JEREMIAH 33:3
God wants us to come to Him in prayer and He promises to answer us. The Hebrew word for call here means to cry out, or cry out loudly. God doesn’t want us to come timidly before Him. He wants us to come boldly before His throne of grace. Prayer is meant to be so much more than a hastily said word before a meal or bed.
God wants us to come to Him as our  Jehovah Rohi, our caring shepherd….as our  Jehovah Rapha – the God who heals…as our Jehovah Shammah – the God who is there…as  our Jehovah Jireh the God who provides…He is powerful and mighty… He is the Creator of All…the Alpha and Omega and He wants you to come to Him and call upon Him as comfortably as a child comes before his father…He is our Abba Father and we are His children…even though He knows our needs before we ask, He wants us to come and spend time in His presence, to fellowship with Him and to receive from Him.
When this verse says that He wants to tell us  great and mighty things we don’t know, God  is offering to reveal things that only He knows… things that can’t be discovered any other way apart from Him! God holds the knowledge and secrets of the universe. Think of  Jesus telling Peter to find a coin in the mouth of a fish to pay his taxes; God showing Joshua how to conquer Jericho by marching around the walls; Moses crossing the Red Sea; David using a sling slot to kill Goliath. God has answers and solutions to problems that the world cannot give, but we must spend time with Him to hear His voice. His promises should drive us to prayer. God delights in making a way where there seems to be no way. He loves to show Himself in ways that no one can deny it is Him at work. He is the God of the impossible and He is still doing miracles today.