Friday, December 3 NL | BR

The sacrifice You desire is a broken spirit. You will not reject a broken and repentant heart, O God. – Psalm 51:17

Israel called on the name of the Lord whenever they got into misery because of their sin. They regretted their sins again. It always touches my heart that when they called upon the living God, God showed His great mercy, patience and compassion and forgave them over and over again. And this while the people of Israel were backsliding for the millionth time.

What does this prove? That few people seem to be able to put up with the luxury of prosperity and abundance. Only when a person is in misery, he or she will start calling upon God.

When all is well with you and you do not serve God with all your heart, the evil one will remain silent. But when you are in misery, the evil one becomes goody-goody and says: ‘Yes, it is not fair to call on God now that you have problems.’

However, do not listen to the evil one. If you are in trouble, be humble and not ashamed for the Bible teaches us that God will not reject a broken and repentant heart (see Psalm 51:19). When you come, perhaps for the millionth time, with your broken life, difficulties, worries and struggle, God always wants to help you and He will bow down to reach you and take you out of all misery and difficulties.

Do you know what the Bible often says when Israel repented and started to call upon God? He could bear Israel’s misery no longer.

This is the same for you and me without a doubt. When we turn to God and call upon Him, He will help us out of all problems.


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