"The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit" - Psalms 34:18
"My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever." - Psalms 73:26
When we see that God demands that His people be broken, we may ask ourselves if we really want to be close to God because bad things happen around there.
If we are wise, we would not run from brokenness, but instead run to it. Recognize that this is where God's work gets done. God requires us to be contrite, humble, and broken. This stands in stark contrast to proud, haughty, and hardhearted. God operates on a wholly different value system than we have become accustomed to. God operates far above our mundane, human need system. He is interested in our eternal character.
Brokenness can be beautiful in your life in several ways. Realize that some of the changes God intends to make in your life can only happen under these conditions. Like a beautiful gem, we must go through incredible pressure, cleansing, and refining. At the moment of salvation you stepped out of the darkness and into His marvelous light. This is compared to the formation of the beautiful gem.
Now the refining process, the process where God begins to work on you, begins. We should be careful not to harden our heart to this. Crushing circumstances are part of His recipe for refinement, so do not try to change it.
Don't waste your sorrows, don't run from breaking circumstances, but be still and know that He is God. The best way to cooperate with God during this process is to submit ourselves to prayer.
Say no to the human impulse of revenge and retribution, and say yes to patience, His sovereignty, and mercy. God is pleased by our broken sacrifices. He knows what's best for us. Believe this, trust in this, and make your decisions based on this. Having just knowledge of the word is not faithful obedience. Don't let this message become irrelevant. God is not the author of confusion, but instead the author of all human promotion. Come to Him in humility and with a broken heart as this is pleasing to Him.
"The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; A broken and a contrite heart, O God, You will not despise." - Psalm 51:17
"He heals the brokenhearted And binds up their wounds"
- Psalm 147:3
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