Friday, May 1, 2009

Faithful Friday

This verse has given me a lot of peace over this week:

Psalm 34:18 (NIV)

18 The LORD is close to the brokenhearted
and saves those who are crushed in spirit.

Seriously, raise your hand if you aren't crushed in spirit or brokenhearted . . .This applies to everyone, whether it is your own poor choices, or things out of your control that put you here, the Lord is close . . .that is so comforting to me.

. . .and this verse is one of the reasons that I always come back to what I know in my heart is true . . .

Thank you Lord!


Rebecca said...

A favorite of mine as well. When our close friend died last month, it was the only verse I really felt comfortable sending to his wife. I mean, brokenhearted....crushed in spirit....can you think of any words that can describe the hurt and pain any better than that? And sometimes it helps me because it makes the pain and hurt have a purpose - it brings God close to me.

Heidi said...

yep. I am there with you!

you would think with all the pain we go through we would know what to say to someone who is going through a rough spot! that is a good verse.