A Broken and Contrite Heart

Posted: June 9, 2016 in Journals

The LORD is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit. (Psalm 34:18)

Life will disappoint us. It will fail us, get our hopes down. It will break our hearts. But the Lord saves those who are crushed in spirit. He heals the brokenhearted amongst His people. A broken and contrite heart because of one’s own sins, the LORD will not despise. He envelops such troubled hearts with His encompassing love, immeasurable, boundless. Cover me with your love, Lord. Now more than ever. I need thee, O I need thee, my precious Savior.

Thy loving kindness, Lord, is good and free,
In tender mercy turn Thou unto me;
Hide not Thy face from me in my distress,
In mercy hear my prayer, Thy servant bless.

With joy the meek shall see my soul restored;
Your heart shall live, ye saints that seek the Lord;
He helps the needy and regards their cries,
Those in distress the Lord will not despise. (Hopkins, 1869)

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