Our granddaughter Clara has been listening to Bible verses set to music, including Proverbs 17:22: “A joyful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit dries up the bones.”
Like all children, you never know when what goes into her brain is going to come out or when she is going to put two and two together. Clara offers us a hilarious running commentary about her life and what goes on around her, and, being a first-born, she makes sure that she points out anything that needs attention. It isn’t unusual to hear her exclaim that something is broken and that Mama needs to fix it. The other day this happy little two-year-0ld put two and two together and announced: “My spirit is broken. We need to try to fix it!”
No one who knows Clara is a bit worried about her spirit being broken.
Others of us, though, might need some spirit mending. Some really hard things happen to people. Some really hard things may have happened to you. Your children need a whole mama. Somebody needs to fix it. Please take those things to your Father Who loves you. You may also need to take them to a trustworthy mentor or godly counselor who can help you sort through them. I’m no counselor, but I do care about you. If I can help, let me know. God is waiting to mend you with His grace and love.
After you have suffered for a little while,
the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ,
will Himself perfect, confirm, strengthen and establish you.
1 Peter 5:10