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October 30, 2013

Brokenness and Blessedness

What is it that causes us to mourn? Sometimes it’s the loss of a loved one but it can also be sadness for the brokenness of the world and the human race. If our hearts are soft toward God, we should be brought to our knees in sorrow for our own sin too. Jesus said, “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted,” Matthew 5:3. There are so many examples in scripture of godly people mourning over sin and pouring their hearts out to God. Jeremiah was known as the weeping prophet because his heart was broken for the rebellious condition of God’s people. Jesus was referred to as, “a man of sorrows, acquainted with grief” Isaiah 53:3. When Peter preached to a crowd at Pentecost in Acts 2:37 we read, “…they were cut to the heart…” These were all people who were saddened by the brokenness caused by sin.

“If you look at the world, you’ll be distressed. If you look within, you’ll be depressed. If you look at God you’ll be at rest.”

― Corrie ten Boom

Our brokenness reveals His brilliance and beauty. Only when we look to the Lord Jesus can we be comforted.