A Broken Heart Cries
Help me, Jesus,
I still feel so broken.
You were broken so I can be healed,
So why can’t I “feel” that?
Why am I so depressed?
Why am I so hard on myself?
Why do I condemn myself
When You don’t condemn me?
Why do I demand so much of myself
When You have already paid the full price?
Why can’t I live life
Fully and joyfully in You?
I believe in Your all-sufficient grace,
Powerful to push through my resistance,
Powerful to break down my false foundations,
Powerful to crash open the walls
Around my distrusting heart.
O precious Savior,
I believe You gave Yourself
To be broken
To heal our brokenness.
I don’t doubt Your power to heal,
But will You heal me, Lord?
Lord, I believe,
Help my unbelief.
” He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds
[curing their pains and their sorrows].”
Psalm 147:3 AMP
16 thoughts on “The Savior Was Broken to Heal Broken Hearts”
praying with you
that His peace may rest heavy upon you
moment by moment, day by day
Thank you so much, Karin. It’s a blessing to have you on this journey with me.
Your words today speak what my heart is feeling. Thank you so much Trudy!
Hi Katie. I was going to skip this week as I felt so broken. I cried, “God, I can’t do this…” I really wanted to die at the beginning of this week. I couldn’t think of what to write, but He nudged me to start writing out my prayer to Him, because there are others who are feeling the same way. Your post today really spoke to my heart as well, Katie. So blessed to be on this journey with you. Praying for your healing!
Yes, there are others feeling this way. I have been right there with you this week (and last….). I’m glad you’re still here. I was blessed to read your words today. ❤
Stonescry, I’m so grateful you were blessed. I’m so sorry you had a tough past couple of weeks. My heart aches for you, and I’m praying Jesus will give you strength for each day and peace for your hurting heart.
“I desire repentance
I’ve heard that we don’t have to forgive ourselves, just to remember that God forgives us. Then we can walk in that freedom. It’s not always easy. Thanks for this, Trudy!
Hi Melissa. No, it surely isn’t easy. I’m so glad Jesus cares so much and understands how hard it is for us. I keep trying to see myself in Jesus’ eyes as precious, beloved, and accepted, but it’s hard to when my default mode is loathing myself. It’s hard work to change it, isn’t it? Praying for you, Melissa.
Trudy, persevere, my sister, in seeking that healing. It is still in process, so don’t be hard on yourself. God has allowed this in your life because He knows your heart and knows that this painful processing is for many others too who are going through this. Thank you for the courage to be vulnerable and chronicle this journey. You have no idea how the tender beauty of His glory just shines through here. Take heart, He is with you.
Thank you so much for your loving encouragement, Sita. To be reminded that God is behind it all and He can still use a broken me gives me such hope. God bless you, friend. I’m blessed to have your support on this journey.
Beautiful, beautiful words Trudy!
Like you I struggled with this prompt… I’m glad you found your inspiration. I enjoy hearing what you have to say! 🙂
Thank you, Krista. I appreciate your kind words. Hugs back to you! 🙂
That quote from Timothy Keller in your picture is so true. It’s not my faith per se that matters; it’s who my faith is in.
We are so hard on ourselves, yes? Thanks for reminding me to ease up. We all are precious in His sight.
Thank you, Lisa. That quote really spoke to me when I found it. I always feel like I have such a lack of faith, but it hit me that it’s not about how much faith we have but who we have it in.
I’m so glad you were reminded to not be so hard on yourself and remember you are precious in His sight. 🙂 Seems I have to keep reminding myself. I so easily slip into that self-condemning mode. I’m blessed to have you on this journey with me, Lisa.
Thank you for sharing this beautiful conversation. It reminds me just how much He loves us and understands our brokenness – all the pieces. The faith quote was a great reminder too. You are such an encourager!
Thank you, Michelle. Isn’t His understanding amazing? Your words at your blog – “I am His Child, Chosen and Loved, not for Chains, but for Freedom.” – still comfort my heart. Not for chains, but for freedom! I can’t always “feel” that freedom, but I want to trust His love is powerful to break all the chains. Praying God will heal your brokenness, Michelle.