He is close to the Broken-Hearted
Unto those that be of a contrite spirit
💟 In this world there are many places to fall. Where our heart leads us to go we tend to follow, even if it could be detrimental to us spiritually. A lot of times we think not upon the possible end of state when we allow this world to pull us in. Being human craving love we go for it. When we allow just anything to carry us away not heeding to the voice of The Lord we can get hurt and we set ourselves up for a broken heart. We crave love. We desire to feel wanted and accepted and needed.
💟 This inner need and desire roots from the love of our Creator from the moment of conception where He formed us and He knew us before the foundations of this world… our spirit craves to be reconciled back unto Him for only His Love is perfect. He is the only One Who has the ability to love us in fulfillment of our desire. We knew True Love when we were first created and when we were separated from our First Love and thrust unto this fallen world our spirit knew that it was missing something… therefore we go searching for it, but never find it anywhere. Christ Jesus is our First Love. Every other lover we have sought in this world has and will only let us down.
💟 This has happened time and again to me personally when I chased after the things of this world before putting the Lover of my soul first. I wanted to chase the things of this world while seeking satisfaction of the flesh and I went in head over heels tumbling down a steep hill when I thought I was ascending upward. Little did I know that at the bottom of that steep hill there was a cliff leading to death. I fell right off that cliff and I was fatally wounded with injuries to every vital place spiritually and in my soul I was defiled and tainted with the lust of this world. This was the plan of the enemy. BUT GOD! For The Lord uses even the enemy for His glory in the end.
💟 Long story short… Jesus got ahold of me and I fell head over heels in love with Him. It’s been a beautiful journey with Him and He has been so good to me, and there have been times when passing through the fire where I didn’t know if I was gonna come out alive but He had to strip so much off of me that this world rooted deep down inside of me. I had no idea how much damage was done to my spirit and my soul and how much brokenness was deep in my heart.
💟 The Lord loves a broken heart and a contrite spirit for it is in our brokenness where we yield to His will and not our own, where we run to His arms and just let Him hold us and have His way. Sometimes The Lord allows us to be so broken, shattered, so that He can pick us up and piece us back together again as He is the Master Potter and we are His earthen vessels of clay. Just the way He wants us and needs us to be for His glory. This process can hurt to the worst extremes.
💟 When we try to go our own way with our heart but we confess with our mouth that we are chasing Him, we will get a real quick lesson on truly putting Him first. One way or another, He will have our heart. It’s majorly up to us on how long we fight Him. Oh that we would just run to Him in our brokenness and in our mess of scattered pieces… oh that we would just return to our First Love! He has made some very beautiful promises to those who are of a contrite spirit and remain in brokenness before Him.
He promises to revive us
He promises us He will be close to us
He promises us He will heal us
That He will bind up and mend our wounds
He will save us
He will deliver us
He will keep us
He will make us strong against evil
He will love us
💟 All of these promises are in the scriptures below. If we seek Him first and His righteousness and His kingdom, then shall He add all things unto us that are desires of our heart. Let us learn from our ways and see with our eyes that He is the One Who truly loves us. Let us give our whole heart to Him alone and dance with the King of our heart. When it is time, He will let the right one cut in on the dance, the one that He has designed for us. We cannot seek love out in this world if we do not have the love of Jesus, because He is the source of Love itself therefore we cannot love without Him.
💟 When I was in this world I cried and cried day and night just to only find someone who would love me for me, and not hurt me or let me down. But no-one could ever come close to giving me that deep passionate intimate love… when I felt love for the first time for real, it was Him. He was always The One. After I fell in love with The One, He then introduced me to the one that would love me who also had His Love, my husband. Thank You, Lord Jesus, King of my heart.
💟”He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds.”💟Psalm 147:3💟
💟”The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit. Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the Lord delivereth him out of them all. He keepeth all his bones: not one of them is broken.”💟Psalm 34:18-20💟
💟”The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.”💟
💟”For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.”💟Isa. 57: 15💟