Joy To The World (A message of Hope to a hurting heart)

Why is it, in seasons of brokenness, God’s voice seems louder, his embrace tighter and his presence closer than ever? 

There’s something about being broken that produces profound intimacy with the Lord. It’s often in the pit of despair, where the door to God’s glorious grace is unlocked.

As we’re surrounded by songs of Joy and Peace, I know, not all is merry and bright. People are still hurting, souls are aching, and hearts are lonely. If this is you, please find comfort in one truth — this Christmas season is for You. Christ came for You — the one who is broken, the one who is hurting, the one who is lonely.

 He came so we may be healed.

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28

He came so we may be comforted.

“Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.” Psalm 23:4 

He came to mend all of our pieces back together.

“He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.” Psalm 147:3

Most importantly, He came to save us. 

If your heart is hollow and you can’t seem to find anything to be cheerful about, here’s a thought — when you look at the Christmas trees all about, see how they point up to the one true God; when you see the presents under the tree, remember the most precious gift of Jesus and when you see ribbons and wrappings of red and white, remember that Jesus shed his blood to save us from our brokenness and wants to cover us with his Holiness.

If your soul is shattered on the floor, let it spill out before God. We must be willing to be emptied, in order to be filled. (Click to tweet)

With an obedient heart, the Lord will fuse our fragmented souls back together and use the cracks of our brokenness to shine His light upon the world — what is more wonderful than that? 

 

Heavenly Father, I pray for those who are wounded and hurting. Those who are lost and alone. I pray that their hearts would be poured out to you and that you would overflow their soul with your Spirit. I pray you would comfort them, heal them, and bind up their wounds. Help them to have a joyful heart, knowing that you love them and that you sent your Son to save them. Take us all deeper into our knowledge and understanding of your saving grace and love. I pray in Jesus name, Amen.

God bless. 

Anita Marie

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