October 18, 2011

Heart Sick

Written by Wisdom Hunters

Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today- October 18, 2011

“Have compassion on me, Lord, for I am weak. Heal me, Lord, for my bones are in agony. I am sick at heart. How long, O Lord, until you restore me? Return, O Lord, and rescue me. Save me because of your unfailing love.” Psalm 6:2-4 NLT

The human heart is fragile and can easily fracture under the weight of disappointment and fear. Questions lurk in the background waiting to assault someone’s confidence: Am I good enough? Am I attractive enough? Am I smart enough? Am I wealthy enough? Am I secure enough? Am I mature enough? Outside of Christ there is never enough is enough.

We struggle with these insecurities when we suffer rejection from those we thought loved and accepted us. Our trust is tortured when we experience severe relational let down. After all we ask, “Wasn’t this the one I was supposed to marry?” Or “Wasn’t I in line for the promotion, but my colleague was rewarded instead of me?” “Why do we have to sell our dream home after all these years of hard work?” Heart sickness depletes our energy.

“Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life” (Proverbs 13:12).

Emotional and spiritual weakness dims the rays of hope that once lightened our path. But in our despair, we can’t forget that Jesus is there. The Lord’s compassion does not fail. It does not fail in its appearance and it does not fail in its application. Like a massage to a strained muscle, a warm whirlpool to a twisted ankle or a stern splint to a broken bone—God brings comfort and healing to a suffocating soul. He restores hope to the uttermost.

Is your faith moody and unpredictable? Are you hurting? If so, seek out the healing hand of your Heavenly Father. Let go of the pain of rejection and forgive the one who turned their back on you. Turn your eyes upon Jesus and look to His healing hand. Your sick heart needs the reassuring serum from your sympathizing Savior. Hope heals the heart.

“And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us” (Romans 5:5).

Moreover, care for those who feel crushed under their circumstances. Be patient with their complaints, as they need the support of your comfort and concern. Like the trauma of a car accident, they may be scared and shaken. Pray with and for them to trust God and to place their hurting heart in His hands. Indeed, be a spiritual cardiologist for Christ.

“Light in a messenger’s eyes brings joy to the heart, and good news gives health to the bones” (Proverbs 15:30).

How can I apply hope in the Lord to my sick heart? Whose heart can I comfort in prayer?

Related Reading: Lamentations 5:17; Psalm 31:24; 62:10; Acts 2:26; Ephesians 1:18

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    So needed to read this devotional this morning……dealing with being told all the “not good enough’s” and knowing I am not defined by that person, but that Christ is “enough” and that is all I need to focus on. Thank you for the reminder.

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