The high and lofty one who lives in eternity, the Holy One, says this: “I live in the high and holy place with those whose spirits are contrite and humble. I restore the crushed spirit of the humble and revive the courage of those with repentant hearts.Isaiah 57:15
Brokenness Is What He Longs For
God is the God who restores the brokenhearted. He revives their hearts when they have been crushed. The word brokenness comes from the word break, which means reduce to pieces or fragments. That is exactly how we can feel sometimes, isn’t it? When we go through a traumatic experience it can feel as though we’ve been reduced to ashes. We tend to live in that broken state, paralyzed and fearful of what the future holds. When we live in that state, we miss out on life’s blessings and rewards.
King David understood this state all too well. He had committed adultery and murder and was broken after he realized the crimes he had committed against God and man. Psalm 51 is his cry out to the Lord declaring His brokenness and what the Lord has done. In verse 17 he states, “The sacrifice you desire is a broken spirit. You will not reject a broken and repentant heart, O God.” He realized that God desired man to give Him their brokenness. See, when we give Him our brokenness, He can begin to work in our lives. Restoration can then take place.
A Prayer to Remember
Please take my brokenness and restore my soul. I give you my worries, my troubles, my sins, and my love. You are worthy of all of these things. Amen.