God cares

(J.R. Miller, “Help for the Day”)

“He heals the broken-hearted and binds up their wounds!” Psalm 147:3

The God of the Bible is the God of the broken-hearted.

The world cares little for broken hearts. Indeed, men often break hearts by their cruelty, their falseness, their injustice, their coldness — and then move on as heedlessly as if they had trodden only on a worm!

But God cares. The broken-heartedness of His people attracts Him. The lament of grief on earth draws Him down from Heaven!God cares

“The LORD is near to the broken-hearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” Psalm 34:18

“He has sent Me to heal the broken-hearted” Luke 4:18

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(Charles Spurgeon)

“Cast your burden on the Lord—and He will sustain you.” Psalm 55:22

Cast your troubles where you have cast your sins; you have cast your sins onto Jesus—cast your troubles there also! As soon as the trouble comes, quick, the first thing, tell it to your Father in heaven! Remember, that the longer you take telling your trouble to God—the more your peace will be impaired. The longer the frost lasts—the more likely the ponds will be frozen.

Oh! It is a happy way of soothing sorrow when we can cast our burden upon the Lord. Oh, Christians, do not dishonor your religion by always wearing a ‘frown of concern’. Come, cast your burden upon the Lord. I see you staggering beneath a weight, which He would not feel. What seems to you a crushing burden—would be nothing but a bit of dust to Him. See! The Almighty bends His shoulders, and He says, “Here—put your troubles here!”

“Cast all your cares upon Him—because He cares about you!” 1 Peter 5:7

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