“The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.” (Psalms 34: 18)
Comfort is never distant from us. Encouragement is never out of reach, and grace is always at hand. The grief and sorrow that can seem to overtake us do not separate us from divine Love’s attention and affection. The tears and fears that blind us to Life’s hopes and possibilities are wiped away by the tender hand of God.
Even when we feel we have put ourselves in a rough spot, and our broken hearts are self-inflicted, we are still near and dear to God’s heart, at a perfect place to receive His mercy, understanding, and a fresh and even more beautiful start. When we don’t see anything but our own sins and sorrows, God sees us tenderly and comes to us with His comfort, not His condemnation. He shows us that loss can be gain and that He has never and will never leave our sides because we are His own beloved.
Let’s know that this ever-present Comforter, this perfect Friend, is with everyone. Let us keep our sweet compassion for others, our hearts at one with the world, but let’s not get washed over in pity and discouragement over the woes we see. God is right where His dear ones are feeling hurt, afraid, ashamed. He is the ready rescue for you and for all. He is infinite, powerful, perfect, gentle Love.
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