Friday December 13, 2013
Heal the Brokenhearted
He has anointed me … to release the oppressed.
Have you poured out your soul during a time when you felt you couldn’t go on?
Have you faced a tragedy when you didn’t know what to speak or pray? The
Psalmist declared, “He heals the heartbroken and bandages their wounds”
I’ve experienced this in my own life. When my son Austin was a child, the
doctors handed him to us with the report: “No cure. No treatment. No hope.”
Joni and I knew there was no way our Lord, Jesus Christ, was going to abandon us
in these dire circumstances. With tears in our eyes and faith in our hearts,
we pressed on, believing for a miracle. Our hearts felt shattered in a million
pieces… but God didn’t leave us alone (see Matthew 28:20).
God hears your cry. Austin’s progress has been remarkable, and he has continued
to grow and check one thing after another off the list of things the doctors
said he would never do.
Our God specializes in hopeless situations, and He gives grace to the humble.
“Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up
in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you” (1 Peter
- Isaiah 43:1-5
- 2 Corinthians 1:3-4
- Psalms 23
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