Today's Devotional Thought
March 14, 2013 by Wendy Foreman
Who hasn’t been brokenhearted and crushed in spirit? I find today's scripture so encouraging. I am sure that many of us could make a list of unkind words that have been said to us or we have experienced the loss of someone or something that we have loved. These trials in our life are painful and words hurt no matter what the children’s saying says “sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me.” I really don’t believe that! When someone says something to intentionally hurt you it crushes your spirit. How encouraging is it, ladies, to know that the Lord hears it all. He knows our pain and is right there to love us and brush away the tears that fall. He really is as close as the mention of His name.
As I write this, I think of all the times in the Bible where Jesus was called names. He was ridiculed, attacked and hated by so many in His day. He really does understand our pain. Take refuge in Him today. He is close to the brokenhearted.