Psalm 34:18 NKJV The Lord is near to those who have a broken heart,
And saves such as have a contrite spirit.
Oxford dictionary states that a shard is a piece of broken ceramic, metal, glass, or rock, typically having sharp edges. A bottle had broken before and I started to pick it up, when someone told me, never pick up shards with your hands. They then gave me a broom and brought out the vacuum. I would like for us to think about our broken pieces as shards today. All of the wounds that we have carried in our hearts from times past. Whatever may keep coming up to the surface.
Today, I would like to consider how we can only safely give those pieces to the Lord. He is the only One who can handle them. Every time that we pick them up with our bare hands we get cut. Consider how bad they hurt us when we think about them. The Lord is there waiting with open arms. He is not afraid of the shards. He can smooth them and put those pieces back together again.
Maybe you were sexually, verbal or mentally abused. Were you cheated on? You might have forgiven them but the shard of hurt and betrayal keeps coming to the surface. Perhaps you have been neglected and the shard of not being good enough keeps breaking through when you are most vulnerable. Were you a victim of a senseless crime? The shard of hopelessness or bitterness trying to come through and pierce your fingers?
The thing is bad things happen to good people sometimes. We have to give those things to the Lord. He loves us so much and just wants us to be whole and well. He gave us a free will though. So, it is our choice as to whether or not we will nurse our wounds ourselves and try to tuck it away, or will we sincerely give them to God where He alone can fix our broken pieces?
Psalm 147:3 NKJV He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.
First step in fixing any problem is realizing that you have a problem.
Second is bring it to God. He alone can heal us.
Third release it. Quit hanging on. That shard has dug far enough into your soul.
Fourth is every time it tries to come back up (the devil is good at doing that) we give it to God. Just say I refuse to believe that or think that anymore, or I have forgiven that person. God has those broken pieces and He is mending me and making me whole.
Fifth is just praise the Lord for His goodness. You will feel His love and redeeming power inside your heart.
How holy and righteous You are. You alone are worthy of all praise. Thank You for giving us everything that we need. You have blessed us so much and You have been faithful. You are good and You are merciful. You are so loving and patient. We just want to admit whatever shard that we are holding onto. We bring it to Your feet. We release it to You. We do not want to hold it any longer, Father, it hurts too much. Give us the strength and the right words to say if or when it tries to rear its ugly head anymore. We praise You and exalt You as Lord over all of our shards. There is not one thing that You cannot heal. Thank You for right now taking those shards and smoothing them. Who is there like our God? Who can heal like You can? There is none. We desire You and You alone. Fill any empty spaces with more of You. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.
If you do not know Jesus but would like to know more about Him, including how you can be saved, please read the following blog titled, You Never Let Us Go. God bless. https://thefathersfeet.wordpress.com/2020/01/07/you-never-let-us-go/