He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.
There is a lot of good in this world and it’s important to never lose sight of that fact. However, there is also a lot of hurt and pain out there. We see it the headlines, on our city streets, and sometimes even in our own lives.
When we live in such a broken world and are prone to feeling broken ourselves, it’s hard to imagine a life without suffering. Of course, we know God never promised that life would be easy, but he did promise his strength to help us through our darkest days (2 Cor 1:3-4).
The truth is, if we’re hurting and we let God engage with our pain, he can use our struggles for good. Through Him, we endure. And this endurance strengthens our hope of salvation (Rom 5:3-5); a free gift from God when he gave his only Son to die for our sins. That’s a level of love that we can barely comprehend.So when our hearts are broken and we’re in our deepest pain, God’s unconditional love is the only thing we need to hold onto. Click To Tweet
Unconditional. Think about that word for a moment. It means that no matter who we are, what our sin was (or is), or how long it has consumed our lives, God forgives us. Why? Because he loves us so very much.
This forgiveness should be a weight off our shoulders. No amount of money can buy it, no amount of good deeds can earn it, and no amount of pain and suffering can steal it. We have been forgiven and blessed with a new hope and future in Christ.
So today, if you’re hurting for any reason, run to Him. Rest in His unconditional love for you. When we surrender our hearts to Christ, we are righteous, healed, and restored.
Today’s author: Mark Henderson—Founder of The Inspired Legacy
Mark is a creative professional with more than 20 years of experience in the fields of web design and advertising. He also serves as the chief content officer at The Inspired Legacy, an online ministry dedicated to shining a light on God’s gift of parenthood. The organization aims to inspire and equip fathers to boldly lead their families, love their kids unconditionally, and leave a legacy of grown children that carry on these same traditions. Mark resides in Sioux Falls, South Dakota with his wife, Kimberly. Together, they have three children, two girls, and one boy.