Verse for Today: Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Isaiah 61:1 – He has sent Me to bind up the broken-hearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners.
Our world is full of suffering people. They suffer due to wrongs committed by them as well as the atrocities and selfishness of others. There is always competition, rebellion, fight, conflicts, encroachment, cheating, manipulation, deception and distortion as people take advantage of each other. Those who are subdued and defeated in this rat race become brokenhearted. They feel that they are made captives by their situations and by others. They suffer from the evil that prevails around them. Their frustrations become despair which leads them to despondency as they are tossed between the poles and the pillars. They do not have the freedom to make independent decisions due to fear, anxiety and apprehensions. They are prisoners in darkness in alleys and caves of circumstances. The religions and philosophies of the world are helpless as they do not have any cure for these broken hearted people. The world itself is under the bondage of sin, curse and Satan and do not offer any answer to the hurtful and wounded people in our neighborhoods. Pilgrimages and charitable work do not heal their wounds. Worldly pleasures, substance abuse, riches and comforts are only temporary solace which leaves people hollow and empty. It is in the backdrop of such a miserable situation that God sent His Only Begotten Son to search after those who are sick and agonizing in their souls and wallowing in their emotional hurts. He has come from heaven to bind the wounds and apply the Balm of Gilead to heal the wounds of the broken hearted. He came to this world to release man from the captivity of circumstances and emotional entanglements. Jesus came to make man free from all that binds him to conflicts and hatred. He came to open the eyes of the blind and to pull them out of the dungeons of this world and its systems. Today we have the privilege to be healed, released and pulled out of our dungeons if only we approach Jesus and ask Him to take over our situations.
Dear friend, is your life one of heartaches, frustrations and despair? Are you suffering from the atrocities the world has committed against you? Are you broken-hearted because of the selfish acts of those around you? Are you made blind by the Vanity Fair with its possessions, positions, prestige and prominence that it offers? Are you a prisoner of your circumstances, your wrong commitments and priorities in life? Have you reached a stage of hopelessness in life? But there is cure for all your hurts and ways for a release from your bondage. If your circumstances engulfed you in a straight from which you find it impossible to get out, go to Jesus who is the greatest Liberator the world has ever seen. He comes to you and offers cure for all your emotional, spiritual and social ills. His death on the cross of Calvary has opened the panacea for all your ills. He will make you free from all bondage and all that besets you. He will rebuild your broken life to give you purposefulness. He will remove despair and put hope and strength in you to make you accomplish all that He wants with your life. He will then give you spiritual freedom to touch the lives of the broken hearted people around you. So there is no need for you to panic or wallow over your broken heart. Meet Jesus today and get matters settled with Him so that you will be able to enjoy the new life of heaven on earth. Today Jesus offers wholeness and healing of your broken heart and shattered emotions.
Psalms 34:18 – The Lord is close to the broken-hearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.
Thought for Today
The touch of the Great Physician is sufficient to heal us of all our emotional and spiritual hurts.
Prayer for Today
Dear Lord Jesus: Help me to surrender my broken heart to You for Your touch of healing and wholeness. Amen!
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