Tag Archive | broken spirit

Joel 2:12-13 ” Even now, declares the Lord, return to Me with all your heart, with fasting and weeping and mourning. Rend your heart and not your garments.”

Humans are funny…we get caught in something, and we’re sorry…not sorry for what we did…but rather sorry we got caught.  We make a big emotional show…but there’s no humility or remorsefulness involved in our actions.  Psalm 51:17 reminds us of what God really wants from us…not a showy display of  emotions that look good to those who are watching, but lack the brokenness of spirit that comes from a truly regretful heart.  Rather, God desires  from us authenticity, humility, and taking responsibility for our actions.

Psalm 119:116 “Sustain me according to Your promise, and I will live; do not let my hopes be dashed.”

You can’t have faith without hope…and hope without faith…they go hand and hand together.   When shattered human emotions come to the point of hopelessness, there’s nothing left but  disillusionment and a broken spirit. But if we have faith, we are lifted up and supported…encouraged and assured that God is there.   Isaiah 46:4 says, “Even to your old age and gray hairs I am He, I am He Who will sustain you.  I have made you and I will carry you;  I will sustain you and I will rescue you.”   The Lord is always there to comfort the brokenhearted and grief-stricken.  For faith will give way to hope…and hope will usher in faith.