I take the wounds of my counselee's very
seriously. In Romans 12:15 the Apostle Paul tells us to weep with those who weep, rejoice
with those who rejoice. While I may be less emotional than many women
I know my heart breaks when a marriage goes bad, a child rebels, or a person
enters into some other kind of crisis.
The Lord gives us so many reminders that He is
in the midst of our troubles. He refers to Himself as our Shepherd in Psalm 23,
and the entire Psalm is full of imagery depicting God as our Comforter,
Protector, and Provider. These are comforting truths to a brokenhearted
Those who live in the shelter of the Most
High will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty. This I declare
about the Lord: He
alone is my refuge, my place of safety; he is my God, and I trust him. Psalm 91:1-2 (NLT)
Those who are emotionally broken often feel as
though there is nowhere to go, no one who will understand their pain. Psalm 91
reminds us the child of God will find their shelter in the Lord, He alone is
our refuge and our ever present help in time of need (Psalm 46:1).
God knows us personally and intimately. He
lives within the Believer in the Person of the Holy Spirit. What amazing
comfort to know that He searches us and He knows our thoughts, all our ways,
and every unintelligible word we utter in the midst of our sobbing
(Psalm 139). How wonderful to be assured that He cares for the brokenhearted as
His very own.
As a father has compassion on his children,
so the LORD has compassion on his faithful followers. Psalm 103:13 (Net Bible)
Nevertheless I am continually with You; You
have taken hold of my right hand. With Your counsel You will guide me, And afterward receive me to
glory.… Psalm 73:23-24 (ESV)
It seems so difficult to see beyond the pain
of the moment, doesn't it? Our wise and loving God knows we struggle here, and
has graciously provided us with words of encouragement to bear up under the
strain and sorrow of these times.
And my God will meet all your needs according
to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19 (NIV)
He will meet your needs. He will continue to
love you and minister to you throughout this time in your life. He will bring
something good out of
all that you are presently enduring (Romans 8:28-29) if only you continue to
cling to Him, believe in Him, and have faith in Him (Romans 11:33-36).
He is enough. He is faithful. He is your comfort and your
Throw your burden upon the LORD, and he will
sustain you. He will never allow the godly to be upended. Psalm 55:22 (Net Bible)
Trust Him, cry out to Him, receive His
comfort in your brokenness.