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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

Psalm 147:3

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 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

 

Matthew 11:28

 

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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

 

 

Psalm 30:11

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YOU HAVE TURNED MY MOURNING INTO JOYFUL DANCING. YOU HAVE TAKEN AWAY MY CLOTHES OF MOURNING AND CLOTHED ME WITH JOY – PSALM 30:11

The Bible tells us there are seasons for everything…a time to weep and a time to laugh…a time to mourn and a time to dance. When we read through the Psalms, we read of the writer’s  cries of anguish and pain, as well as the prayers of thanksgiving and praise for God’s faithfulness and restoration.

When we lose a loved one, we are never the same. We don’t “get over” their death… but with God’s help, we learn to move on from our pain. The Lord will turn our mourning to joy. From where you are standing now, that may seem improbable…even impossible…but the Bible tells us in Romans, that the stories and truths the Word contains, are to encourage us and give us hope. His promises are for yesterday, today and forever and we must take God at His word. He will turn our mourning to joy if we allow Him. We must believe it, to receive it.

God in His graciousness, heals us by giving us more of Himself…by filling the broken places in our hearts with His love, His truth, His peace, His hope and His joy. He comforts us… and fills us with His strength to carry on. He teaches us through His Word to look at things from an eternal perspective and to have hope that this life is not the end. We  can rejoice that death was defeated and we do not grieve as those who have no hope.

There is a time and a place for grief…it is a passage to healing, but it is not a place to stay. God can help us to do what we can’t do on our own. He leads us through the valley of the shadow of death and teaches us not only how to live again, but to do so full of His joy.

©Daily Promises For The Broken Hearted by Debbie Kay

Psalm 56:8

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YOU HAVE KEPT COUNT OF MY WANDERINGS. PUT MY TEARS IN YOUR BOTTLE- HAVE NOT YOU RECORDED THEM IN YOUR BOOK?- PSALM 56:8

God keeps a watchful eye on His children. He has told us that He knows everything about our lives before we have lived one day…so He knows every trial we will face…He knows how severe they will be…how long they will last…He knows every loss we will face and every time that we will mourn…He knows how He will use each of these things for our good and His glory…

When we think that there is no one who sees our hidden pain or tears, this verse shows that we can be assured that God hears our cries and knows our pain and our heartaches. He not only see our tears, but He collects them…they are precious to Him and not wasted. We know that God is near to the brokenhearted. Can you picture the Lord by your side and lovingly and compassionately taking your tears from you? You are not forgotten during your times of grief, sadness and turmoil…others may not be around…people may abandon or forget you, but you cannot say that about your Heavenly Father. Even though you may not feel His presence at times, we can be sure that He is not only aware of our circumstances, but He is lovingly by our side, collecting our tears, recording them and redeeming them.

©Daily Promise For The Broken Hearted by Debbie Kay

 

 

Psalm 40:5

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MANY, LORD MY GOD, ARE THE WONDERS YOU HAVE DONE, THE THINGS YOU PLANNED FOR US. NONE CAN COMPARE WITH YOU; WERE I TO SPEAK AND TELL OF YOUR DEEDS, THEY WOULD BE TOO MANY TO DECLARE – PSALM 40:5 (NIV) 

We will never be able to count the many wonders that God has done. If you think about how God has planned all of creation, heaven, hell, redemption, his acts of mercy and kindness, acts of protection and provision…just those few subjects alone would be more than we could ever list or mention….and that doesn’t include how much God thinks about each one of His children…we are told that His thoughts of us outweigh the grains of sand.

God cares about you…He has known you since before you were in your mother’s womb and He has written all of your days in His book before you ever lived one day. You matter enough to God that He sent His Son to die in your place…what you go through matters to Him…He sees our lives from beginning to end and He has already figured out how to redeem what the enemy has meant for harm and how to work everything together for your good.

When you are tempted to think that God has forgotten you… or that He doesn’t care about you or what you are going through… use this verse to counter that lie from the enemy. You are precious to God. His thoughts about you and His plans for you, can’t be counted or measured.

© Daily Promises For The Broken Hearted by Debbie Kay

Zephaniah 3:17

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THE LORD YOUR GOD IS IN YOUR MIDST, THE MIGHTY ONE, WILL SAVE; HE WILL REJOICE OVER YOU WITH GLADNESS, HE WILL QUIET YOU WITH HIS LOVE, HE WILL REJOICE OVER YOU WITH SINGING – Zephaniah 3:17

This verse speaks of God’s character…it shows an emotional side of God…it shows how much He loves and cares for His children… He doesn’t take a back seat approach as our Heavenly Father, He is a “hands on father” who wants to be involved in our lives because He loves being our Father …He rejoices over our triumphs and walks with us through our trials…He is intimately aware of all that we think, say and do and all that is going on in our lives.

He is mighty…He is our champion, our protector, defender and advocate who rescues and saves us…from our sin… from ourselves… from our enemies. As King and as our Heavenly Father, He offers us the many resources at His disposal to see us through this life…things like His peace, His strength, His provision, His angels about us, His hope, support and encouragement…

He will rejoice over you, means He delights and takes pleasure in you as a parent does for their child…we bring Him joy …

He quiets us with His love…think of how a parent quiets an upset child…by giving comfort…by offering love, support and encouragement…by wiping away tears… by offering rest…by calming our anxieties, fears and worries… by giving us His promises and assurances that He is in control and He will always be with us to protect us and love us…

The Hebrew word used here to describe how our Father, sings is ‘rinnah’. It means a cry of gladness, joy, proclamation, rejoicing, shouting, singing, triumph…He rejoices over us with a shout of joy…

May you find comfort as you think about this amazing verse… You are not alone and you are so loved by God!

 

©Daily Promises For The Broken Hearted by Debbie Kay