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“My eyes are on the brokenhearted.”
The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. (Psalm 34.18)
Once there was a man, and he had a broken heart. He heard God was coming to dinner. So he gathered the shards of his scattered heart and taped them together. He hoped the adhesive would hold. After all, when God comes to dinner, you have to put yourself together (at least he thought).
The man made it through the greeting and the first course. He made it halfway through the second. But it was too much to hide. The man’s hobbled heart wasn’t holding. So he said, “I have something to tell you. My heart is broken, see.” And he placed the pieces on the table. “You can leave if you want to.”
God placed His hand on the broken pieces and said, “I knew it was broken. That’s why I came.” The man began to cry.
“But God,” the man said, “Why didn’t you say something?”
“Because,” God said, “you needed to tell me first. That’s how the healing begins.” And the man began to heal.
There are many brokenhearted right now: alleged victims and their families, past victims of another abuse, people who hoped for more, the accused and their families. But God is close to the brokenhearted. And He wants them to lay down their pieces so He can put them back together.