I have heard some heartbreaking things this week. The kinds of things where you have a hard time thinking of much else, even when it doesn’t involve you or yours. We can get so caught up in politics or our particular concerns, that we almost forget that life can be crushingly painful in ways that will never be on cable news or trend on Twitter. This lack of concern for the broken-hearted is itself heartbreaking.
The Psalms are a great resource for bringing our brokenness to Jesus. If you haven’t found the words for your feelings in the Psalms — the expression for your pain — I would recommend reading through some the next time you feel distressed. In fact, 2020 is pretty much the perfect year for all of us to immerse ourselves in the Psalms.
Thankfully, Psalm 34:18 promises that God is near to the broken-hearted. Or as the King James says, “Nigh unto …”
The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit. Psalms 34:18 KJV
Who do you know who is hurting right now? Can you stop and pray for this person, that they’ll know that the Lord is nigh?