My Presence Is Healing
The Lord is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those whose spirits are crushed. – Psalm 34:18 (NLT)
Losing someone close to you hurts. It hurts so much that it can break your heart or crush your spirit. Greif can seem like a never emptying well. Just when you think you’ve lived through the last of it, something happens to bring it up again.
When grief has your emotions stuck on repeat, what can you do?
Some try to bury it either by keeping busy to stay ahead of it or by consuming drugs or alcohol to forget it. Whatever you do to outrun it will never work in the long run.
All the excesses of the world can never repair a broken heart. All the money in the world can’t fill that hole, or breathe joy back into your life. There is no price you are able to pay to be healed or fixed. But I have paid the price for you, and I am waiting for you to come to me. My presence is a healing balm to your wounded spirit. In me you can find renewed joy and a lasting peace.
Come to me, be close to me and walk with me.
Set aside your phone, your to-do list, and find a place away from the noise of the world. Come and meet me here every day. As you spend time with me you’ll I’ll help you heal, I’ll infusing you with joy, I’ll give you my peace. I’ll be waiting for you.
Catalyst for Spiritual Growth
1 – Read Psalm 34. If a verse stands out to you make sure to mark it or make a note of it in a journal or on your phone. If you don’t know why a particular verse stood out to you ask God for understanding. When he answers make sure to add that to your note.
3 – Pray this prayer today: “God, my heart is broken. Grief is crushing me. I know you see my heart and the emotions I am battling with. I need your Presence to come and comfort me, to help me heal. Help me to find time to spend in your Presence today. Amen.”