Thursday, March 17, 2011


"Few will associate with the despondent, but Jehovah chooses their company, and abides with them till he has healed them by his comforts. He deigns to handle and heal broken hearts: he himself lays on the ointment of grace, and the soft bandages of love, and thus binds up the bleeding wounds of those convinced of sin. This is compassion like a God. Well may those praise him to whom he has acted o gracious a part. The Lord is always healing and binding: this is no new work to him, he has done it of old; and it is not a thing of the past of which he is now weary, for he is still healing and still binding, as the original hath it."

i have been thinking a lot about healing in these past few weeks. i was reading my bible and came across a verse in psalms
Psalms 147:3-" He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds"

i laid with this verse for a moment or two and decided to look up commentary on it. which is when i found the  big paragraph at the beginning. i feel like this so beautifully pictures the way that Christ heals. he has the softest, sweetest hands as he mends and molds our hearts. as i continued to read commentaries i came across another one that was talking about how the greatness of God doesn't take away from his deep love for my little heart. i relish in that. as i look up at the stars at night (when i can see them through all the smog) and think he chose where each of those would be. he named them all by name and put them specifically in that exact spot so that the night sky would be beautiful and show his greatness. i look at the mountains and think he pushed all that earth together to form that wonderful mound so that it looks, smells, feels the way that it does so that his greatness would be displayed. this God is great, huge, beautiful.  not only is he these things, but he is small enough to hear my heart and know when my words are not enough to explain my emotions. his heart breaks with mine and he longs to put my back together. 

"oh, great god, be small enough to hear me now
there were times when i was crying
from the dark of daniel's den
and i have asked you once or twice
if you would part the sea again
but tonight i do not need a fiery pillar in the sky
just wanna know you're gonna hold me if i start to cry
oh, great god, be small enough to hear me now 

oh, great god, be close enough to feel you now
there have been moments when i could not
face goliath on my own
and how could i forget we've marched around
our share of jerichos
but i will not be setting out a fleece for you tonight
just wanna know that everything will be alright
oh great god, be close enough to feel you now"

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