Are You A Bruised Reed?

September 15

“A bruised reed he will not break,
and smoking flax he will not quench…”
Matthew 12:20

The heart of God holds close those who are bruised, who have no more than a spark left in them. If you are so depleted that you feel useless and hopeless, call upon the Lord Jesus Christ. He will hear your cry and will raise you up on the way to recovery.

Often it is the broken and depleted whom the Lord calls. In fact, he often waits until a person is in this condition, because prior to this they are still demanding to “do it my way.” Salvation requires utter surrender to the One who has created the person.

God has made each one with a God-shaped void inside, and he often lets a person try to fill that void with whatever the person thinks will satisfy it. The person will go through one thing after another, always thinking “if only I can attain to this, I’ll be happy;” or “if only I had this, I’d be happy.” There is nothing and no one on earth who can fill that void, and at last when the person has exhausted every search and tried everything there is to try, yet remains miserable, that is when the heart can be reached.

Jesus said he did not come for the healthy, wealthy and wise, he said he came for those who need a physician.

“And their scribes and the Pharisees
complained against his disciples, saying,
‘Why do you eat and drink with tax collectors and sinners?’
Jesus answered and said to them,
‘Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick.
I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance.’”
Luke 5:30-32

Turn to the Lord who created you and surrender to his plan for your life. He will change everything.