The Good News

“The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the poor; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound;”

—Isaiah 61:1

Bob Beach

Bob Miller

As Jesus stood among oppressed, captive and broken people, He read this passage in the Synagogue declaring that He was their Help, their Healer and their Hope.

We serve a God who heals.  He heals broken bodies, broken minds, broken hearts, broken lives, broken dreams and broken relationships.

None of us escapes the burden of brokenness.  It’s effect can distract, discourage, destroy and defeat us.

But. Our God provides a way to embrace the blessing of brokenness.  It drive us to a deeper and desperate dependence on Him.

 

Healing is found in His presence – God writes through Isaiah, “I dwell on a high and holy place, and also with the broken and humble . . .”. (Is 57:15)

Healing is found in His promises – “The Lord is near the broken hearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” (Ps 34:18)

Healing is found in His process – Jacob was broken at Peniel and God made him a great nation, Gideon’s soldiers broke their water pictures and released the light of victory, Mary’s broken alabaster box filled the room with an aroma of worship . . . trust His process.

Will God heal all the brokenness in life?  He may not.  In those times, He gives grace.  Paul was reminded, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is made perfect in weakness.” (2 Cor 12:7-9)

Come to Him.  Claim His promises.  Commit to His process.

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One thought on “The Good News

  1. Chip Fishburne says:

    Amen Jim!!

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