Originally published Tuesday, 04 June 2013.
A broken heart can be a good thing.
It is a good thing because it mirrors the heart of God, which is broken to pieces over those who turn away from Him.
God's Word tells mankind that it has two choices: to trust in the world, or to trust in God. Jeremiah 17 presents this dichotomy:
"Thus says the Lord:
“Cursed is the man who trusts in man
and makes flesh his strength,
whose heart turns away from the Lord...
“Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord,
whose trust is the Lord.'"
The simple fact of the matter is, if a person is not choosing Christ, then they are choosing separation from Him. This should break our hearts like it does God's heart.
Who do you know that is choosing separation from Christ? Lift them in your prayers today. Ask the Lord for boldness in proclaiming His Gospel in word, thought and deed.
May your heart break for what breaks His.