The word broken (according to Google.com) means “having been fractured or damaged and no longer in one piece or in working order. (Of a person) having given up all hope; despairing.
In the book of Exodus, the sixth chapter, God was encouraging the children of Israel of His goodness, and the promises He had for His people. He desired to bless them, bring them out of bondage, take them into a good land, and make them His people. He also promised to deal with the Egyptians for all of the troubles they afflicted upon Israel, and save them.
The children of Israel had been in a hard place for some time. Though they prayed and desired to be released from their present situation, it was hard for them to believe The Lord was really going to deliver them. When the Lord instructed Moses to tell them what He was getting ready to do for them, it was hard for Israel to receive. The scripture says this, “Moses told this to the Israelites, but they would not listen to him, because their spirit had been broken by their cruel slavery.” (Exodus 6:9 GNT). Israel was hurting, and it seemed as if the pain got worse when God promised to deliver them from what they were in.
Does any of this sound familiar? You know in the fairy tales, there is that one girl who is mistreated, and she hope and prays for Prince Charming to come and sweep her off her feet, but the extreme heartache and sorrow tends to break her spirit until she just give up. Or, you can be someone (man or woman) who have been damaged by the sting of love, and because of that sting you do not trust anyone, and you’re not willing to allow anyone into your heart.
What has happened in your life that has caused you stop believing? Who has damaged your tender heart so bad, that when love did come your way, you wouldn’t receive it because of the hardships of life’s false promises? Your situation may seem to be getting worse, but God is preparing to pour His love into your life.
It may be hard for you to hear the call of deliverance and love like it was for the children of Israel, but God is near to deliver. It may be hard for you to believe that God will bring you out of your present heart ache, but He is there pulling at the strings of your heart, telling you that you are His and His alone. He is whispering sweet melodies into your spirit letting you know that He will not hurt you like the others who have hurt you in times past.
God knows you have received many broken promises and shattered dreams, but He is nigh to deliver you. He is close to pull you out of what you’ve been through because He truly does love you.
- It’s in those darkest moments when the Lord speaks and breathe hope into our souls which once lost hope.
- It’s in our moments that seem we cannot get a breakthrough that God delivers us by his mighty arm.
- It’s in those low points where we do not have a song of praise that God births a new song into our spirit man and we can sing songs of joy again.
The Lord wants to heal the broken in heart, and bind up their wounds (Psalm 147:3)
Sometimes we may act out because of the hurt we experience, just like the children of Israel did with Moses, but this is what God says about that, “I am the high and holy God, who lives forever. I live in a high and holy place, but I also live with people who are humble and repentant, so that I can restore their confidence and hope. I have seen how they acted, but I will heal them. I will lead them and help them, and I will comfort those who mourn. I offer peace to all, both near and far! I will heal my people.” (Isaiah 57:15, 18-19 GNT).
So, I encourage you my brother, my sister; hear God in your brokenness because He desires to make you whole and renew you like a fresh morning day. Allow Him to give you peace from the pain of being hurt or disappointed. Allow Him to help you deal with the hurt. Allow His Holy Spirit to comfort you in your heart, and dry those tears you cry in the late midnight hour. God can heal, and He can deliver.