Author: Bethany Acker — Host: Natty AndersonPosted on: October 12, 2022

Unlocked: Daily Devotions for Teens

God doesn’t despise our brokenness. He doesn’t look down on us when we are
hurting. He doesn’t think less of us because we are broken. God loves the
broken. He offers healing to the hurting. God is a comfort in times of
trouble and sorrow. God doesn’t despise us when we are broken. He is there
to help. He offered His love to us while we were still sinners, as it says
in Romans 5:8, “God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were
still sinners, Christ died for us.” He knows how broken and messed up we
can be, but He is still there for us. Because God loves us so much, He let
Himself be broken so that we could be whole (1 Corinthians 11:24). When you
are feeling broken, you don’t have to be ashamed. You don’t have to turn
away from God; you can turn toward Him. You can ask Him for help and
healing. You can know that, even in your brokenness, He loves you just as
much as ever. So many times in the Bible, we are reminded of how much God
cares for the broken. In Matthew 11, Jesus tells the weary and burdened to
come to Him for rEsther Even though our sin separated us from God, He came in
Jesus so that we could be forgiven and brought near to Him. God doesn’t
despise our brokenness, and He loves us always. We can count on Him to be
there for us through all the hard times, as the Bible reassures us that He
loves us no matter how broken we are. • Bethany Acker • Have you ever felt
broken? • When we are in pain, we often feel alone. But Jesus identifies
with us in our brokenness. He knows what it’s like to be human. He was
broken…for us. When we come to Jesus, we’re coming to someone who
understands our pain. He looks at us with deep compassion. He feels our
sorrows as His own, and He holds us. And one day, all brokenness will be
healed in the light of His presence. As we wait for that day, we can bring
all our brokenness to Jesus. How might knowing that God doesn’t look down
on us when we are hurting make it easier for us to come to Him? “Come to
me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I [Jesus] will give you rEsther ”
Matthew 11:28 (NIV)


Read Verses:

Romans 5:6-Romans 5:8; Matthew 11:28; Psalm 34:17-Psalm 34:18