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"Jehovah is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart, And saveth such as are of a contrite spirit." Psa 34:18


A shattered life that has no hope of being repaired is the very place for the Creator to act, when we consider this: "And God said, let there be light: and there was light…" Genesis 1:2 Those words were said when the earth was without form, and void: and darkness was upon the face of the deep. In other words, the earth was in a state of chaos when God spoke.


"Psalms 34:18
A broken heart - נשברי לב nishberey Web, the heart broken to shivers.
A contrite spirit - דכאי רוח dakkeey ruach, “the beaten-out spirit.” In both words the hammer is necessarily implied; in breaking to pieces the ore first, and then plating out the metal when it has been separated from the ore. This will call to the reader’s remembrance Jer_23:29 : “Is not my word like as a fire, saith the Lord? And like a hammer that breaketh the rock in pieces?” The breaking to shivers, and beating out, are metaphorical expressions: so are the hammer and the rock. What the large hammer struck on a rock by a powerful hand would do, so does the word of the Lord when struck on the sinner’s heart by the power of the Holy Spirit. The broken heart, and the contrite spirit, are two essential characteristics of true repentance." Adam Clarke.


When we have a contrite spirit , God does not fix the old hard heart of stone. Instead, He gives us a heart of flesh:


Ezekiel 36:26 A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh.


Ezekiel 36:27 And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them.




Have faith in Jesus Christ who died for all your past sins and future sins of ignorance. Listen to the word of God --and choose to do it. Then, you will become a new creation in Christ Jesus.


"Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new." 2 Co5:17


Donna Kupp

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