“The LORD [is] nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit” (Psalm 34:18 KJV).
“God’s promises are made to those who keep His commandments, those who with a broken and contrite spirit accept His conditions and bear witness to the world that they are loyal subjects of His kingdom.
“Reconciliation between man and God comes when man reveals true penitence. He who trusts in Christ with living faith is protected from all danger, for he is under the shadow of His wing. When you confess and forsake your sins, you have touched the golden scepter of mercy and assurance, and your life is safe.” 16LtMs, Lt 117, 1901, par. 19, 20
Dear Heavenly Father, I feel shattered. Thank you for blessing me to confess and forsake the error of my ways. Please bless me to be reconciled to You and bear witness that I am all Yours and am safely hid in Thee. With a grateful heart I pray in the awesome name of Jesus. Amen.
NOTE: These devotionals began as daily texts to encourage my academy roommate and dear friend of nearly 50 years, until she suddenly passed a few weeks ago (Feb 2023). Now I continue to send them to her family in honor of their mom. First, I pray and look for a Bible verse or passage and find a suitable commentary (or vice versa) and add a prayer. Some days, only a Scripture and prayer are ordered. If you agree to receive them, then this way I not only honor God but the memory of a very dear friend whom I desperately miss. My personal prayer is that God will bless me to find ways to multiply this blessing: from only one or two people to an unnumbered multitude. So please feel free to forward to your loved ones or to anyone as God leads you. I’m calling them Barb’s Devotionals.