For the source of your pleasure is not in my performance
or the sacrifices I might offer to you.
The fountain of your pleasure is found
in the sacrifice of my shattered heart before you.
You will not despise my tenderness
as I humbly bow down at your feet.
Psalm 51:16-17 TPT
Whether you’ve been a Christian a long time, or you’re just new to this life, giving Jesus your broken heart is a choice you still have to make. Often, we tend to hold onto our broken hearts…
We nurse it, and claim it as our own project to “fix”, attaching it to our identity and getting stuck in a place of defeat.
But Jesus came so that we could be mended…
He stood up in the front of an assembly of Jews, proclaiming to them that the Scripture written by Isaiah, spoke of Him…
And He was handed the book of the prophet Isaiah. And when He had opened the book, He found the place where it was written:
“The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me,
Because He has anointed Me
To preach the gospel to the poor;
He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted,
To proclaim liberty to the captives
And recovery of sight to the blind,
To set at liberty those who are oppressed;
To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.”
Then He closed the book, and gave it back to the attendant and sat down. And the eyes of all who were in the synagogue were fixed on Him. And He began to say to them, “Today this Scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.”
Luke 4:18-20 NKJV
Jesus was sent to Earth, from His Heavenly Throne, to mend your broken heart.
He wants it.
He sees it.
He knows how much you’re limited in your ability to fix it.
You still have the choice to give it to Him. Its a sacrifice in the sense that, by giving it to Him, you surrender your right to fix it yourself. There’s an admission that you need help and that takes humility.
It also takes trust.
So in writing this devotional, my desire is to help you build capacity for trust. In understanding the true nature of God and what He’s like, the more likely you will be able to trust Him with your heart.
Follow me on this journey and experience the “fountain of pleasure” that will feed your soul as you bring Him your shattered heart. He promises to put it back together, one piece at a time.