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Today’s 333 Devotional: “Mending What’s Broken”
Every human being is broken. We’re all broken people. And that’s because we are all sinners because of the fall humanity took back in the Garden of Eden.
At the start of creation we were brand new, God said let us make man in our image and according to our likeness, but sin entered and broke what God had created. The fall broke us. We were in the beginning whole and complete, but sin broke us where now we’re nothing more than a shell of our former selves.
Because of that, everything in our lives is broken. We’re broken physically and spiritually and sin has devastated our bodies where now sickness, disease, and death await.
The earth is also broken because of sin and is groaning for its redemption through all these natural disasters (Romans 8:22).
Broken can also best describes our marriages and families, not to mention our spirit and heart. It’s all broken because of sin and the fall of man.
But God is in the healing business and wants to mend what is broken.
Job said, “My spirit is broken, my days are extinguished, the grave is ready for me.” (Job 17:1)
Now, that’s not an encouraging statement, but though the prophet Isaiah, this is what is said about Jesus’ purpose.
“The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to preach good news to the poor…He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted.” (Isaiah 61:3)
It is this very Scripture that Jesus quoted about Himself and how God sent Him to heal what was broken within us (Luke 4:18).
God goes about this mending process by getting personally involved in our lives.
King David said, “The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” (Psalm 34:18)
But these breaks are not always a bad thing. Sometimes God breaks us so that He can remake us, so our lives can mend the right way.
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