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Mon, Aug 11 2014 - 08:11 PM

Who Can Bear?

Proverbs 18:14 The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity; but a wounded spirit, who can bear?

I heard this verse today. It echoed in my mind the entire day. “… But a wounded spirit, who can bear? God asked such a powerful question! Who? My answer of course was God.

Over and over again, we go through physical change and challenges. We tire ourselves out. We give all the energy we have to people and things that may not be the best for us. We become battered and weak. We eventually stop due to our bodies giving us no choice and we take time to mend, to heal. We pat ourselves on the back for a job well done in recognizing that we needed “me time”.

What happens when our spirits are broken? Who mends that? We think we can mend our broken spirits. We can heal from the hurt of a loved one. We can fix the spiritual ache of longing for fellowship. We can repair our broken hearts of feelings of worthlessness to the world. We counsel ourselves or let our friends give pep talks until we feel better. Yet, we’re not better.  Man’s spirit can mend the flesh, but not the spirit.

God is asking that question hoping that you’ll realize the answer is Him. Only He can mend a broken spirit. Our spirit is His very breath breathed into us. A broken spirit is so more severe than a broken body. When a spirit is broken, it’s because God has chosen it to remold you into His vision. He is the Potter and we the clay. He wants us to surrender to Him. He can heal all wounds if we let him. If we recognize that when the load is too much to bear, we are to release it to Him, our Burden Bearer. God is never wrong. We can’t say, “It’s too much! I can’t do this!” You were never meant to. God wants you to trust Him and allow Him to show you that He earned your trust before you were born.

No one can fix something better than the person who created it. Who created you?

Psalms 51:17  The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and a contrite heart, O God, Thou wilt not despise.Broken Vessel

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praizeop2 - 4 years ago

You made me cry. I need to come often and read this. Please post often. I believe I need to hear what you have to say. Blessings ~ Sarah