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God can mend your broken heart

He heals the brokenhearted and bandages their wounds.” – Psalm 147:3

The Scriptures tell us that “many are the afflictions of the righteous, but God delivers them out of them all” (Psalm 34:19). Just because we’re walking with God and trying to live a righteous life does not exempt us from afflictions. People will still be people. They will still hurt us with their words and actions. Some will even betray us and break our hearts.

But Jesus will never let us down. He is our Great Physician and comes immediately to our rescue when we dial the heavenly 911 through prayer.

When we take our hurts and disappointments to the LORD in prayer, His healing love and peace bandages our wounds and brings comfort to our aching hearts. No man-made medicine in the world can mend a broken heart as good as Jesus. He knows exactly where it hurts and where to apply His healing balm.

He alone cares for us like no other.

Our family and friends can try to comfort us with their caring hugs and sympathetic gestures, but only Jesus can penetrate all the way down into our very souls. He pours spiritual oil and wine into the wounds and gives us ease, health and peace once again.

We can always count on Him when we need Him because He has promised to never leave us nor forsake us. His love and mercy endures forever, and our joy and strength will be restored to us in due season.

Remember to cast all your cares and hurts upon Jesus, for He indeed cares for you.

If you’re hurting today, pray the following prayer:

”Oh gentle and loving God, Creator of heaven and earth, bestow to me Your grace, Your touch of healing, Your presence of peace, Your loving comfort. Jesus, my Great Physician, as You often did when You walked the earth, stretch forth Your hand, and heart of healing right now to me. Amen.”

– Luis Josephus

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I know love hurts, but…

I know love hurts but...I KNOW LOVE HURTS BUT…

Don’t let your heart of love die.

Remember that our Lord Jesus forgave those who hurt Him and crucified Him on the cross. One of His last words before He died were, “Father, forgive them..” Shouldn’t we follow His example?

– Luis Josephus

“Do you know what hurts so very much? It’s love. Love is the strongest force in the world, and when it is blocked that means pain. There are two things we can do when this happens. We can kill that love so that it stops hurting. But then of course part of us dies, too. Or we can ask God to open up another route for that love to travel.”

– Corrie Ten Boom, Christian Speaker and Holocaust Survivor


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Swift to Hear, Slow to Speak

Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath: For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God.” – James 1:19-20

Let us be swift to hear, slow to speak.

Let us be swift to hear, slow to speak.

Many times we have the tendency to stick the proverbial “foot in the mouth” when we do not carefully consider what we say to others, before we say it.

Recently I was very hurt by something someone said about me that was untrue. I tried to brush it off as an obvious attack of Satan (which it was), but it still deeply affected me. I have to confess that I practically spent the whole of that day feeling depressed and misunderstood by this person’s slanderous words. When I confronted the person with their unkind statement, they simply said, “I said that because I was mad at you.” Did that make me feel any better? Not really. Was their anger a good reason and justification for the hurtful lie? Not at all.

This was a perfect example of what the apostle James was writing about. We Christians need to be more careful not to hurt our brothers and sisters in the LORD by misuse of our tongues. Our tongues get us into more trouble with God than we can imagine. God considers an unkind word or malicious gossip about another person just as much a sin as any other kind of sin like murder or theft.

When we learn to practice being “swift to hear, slow to speak, and slow to wrath” we do more listening than we do talking. And that’s good. More listening and less talking gives us a chance to evaluate the potential harm in what we are about to say before we say it. This kind of pause and reflection can keep us from sinning with our tongues and actions, and thereby avoid hurting another member of the Body of Messiah who God loves.

As we listen and think before we speak and master control over our tongues, we confirm to ourselves and the world around us that the righteousness of God and the indwelling of the Holy Spirit is alive and active in us.

–          Luis Yosefus Castillo

“If men would govern their tongues, they must govern their passions. When Moses’ spirit was provoked, he spoke unadvisedly with his lips. If we would be slow to speak, we must be slow to wrath.” – Matthew Henry.

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