God Helps The Brokenhearted

There are lots of hurting, discouraged people. Some are going through a divorce. Some have lost a job. Some maybe having emotional problems. But whatever the cause, they are down.. discouraged.
And when you are down, the devil can make you think no one cares. The Psalmist even thought this. Psalms 142:4 says, “No man cares for my soul.” It’s possible you have felt that way at times.
Psalms 34:18 encourages us. Those verses read, “The Lord is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those whose spirits are crushed.”(Ps. 34:18) If you are down or discouraged, God knows that and wants to help you.
Now, you may ask, “Ok, that sounds good; but how does God help me? He encourages us as we read His word. He speaks to us through prayer. He may minister to us through Christian music or a book. Or, He may encourage us through a friend.
But let’s turn this around; God may want to encourage someone who is discouraged through us. God may want us to encourage someone or hug someone or help someone. Is there someone you know who is down? Someone who is going through a tough time? Reach out to them. God may want you to be an answer to someone else’s prayer.
The Lord is close to the brokenhearted… He rescues those whose spirits are crushed…. and He may do that through us. Be sensitive to someone around you today who needs encouragement.

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