Can God? - Part 3
Welcome back to part three of Can God. I hope you have been enjoying this blog series. These next three questions are a little bit deeper and hit closer to my heart.
Can God Hear My Broken Heart?
First off, let’s go to the Word for direction.
“The LORD is near to those who have a broken heart, And saves such as have a contrite spirit.”
Psalms 34:18 NKJV
“The LORD is near to the heartbroken And He saves those who are crushed in spirit (contrite in heart, truly sorry for their sin).”
Psalms 34:18 AMP
“The Lord is close to all whose hearts are crushed by pain, and he is always ready to restore the repentant one.”
Psalms 34:18 TPT
(I love to cross reference and see how much more can be understood from a Bible verse.)
The answer is YES. God does hear and is waiting for us to draw near. I have seen Him prove it time and time again. He cares deeply for you and me.
Music is a way for me to feel His presence near. What makes you feel near to the Father? The relationship with the Father as The Artist has drawn me in and allowed me to see into another facet of His nature. He is multifaceted because of the Trinity—the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Each One has different aspects of who They are and each is worth connecting to. This is the fun part of my journey right now—to journal and explore and ask questions about myself and about how the Holy Spirit can help direct my path.
I continue to get resolve about my past as I ask the Holy Spirit for help. It has been a three-year journey of seeking, reading, praying, and abiding to find this rhythm, but it’s finally flowing and I hope you will try it too. Start little by little until you feel a trickle that turns into a sprinkle that then turns into a down pour. The more the down pour, the more revelation you will explore. The download is a load you can handle because it brings energy, illumination, and anticipation for what’s ahead. Now, it doesn’t come easy to hear, but it becomes easier as your relationship with the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit grows. Just like any relationship, the more you understand the other person, the more you can read them well. It doesn’t take as long to help them because you just know them. It’s a good feeling to be known, seen, and wanted by the King of Kings.
Can God Rescue Me?
“The LORD helps them and rescues them; He rescues them from the wicked and saves them, Because they take refuge in Him.”
Psalms 37:40 AMP
“He shall cover you with His feathers, And under His wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and buckler.”
Psalms 91:4 NKJV
This second verse is my staple for peace. Feathers have been a part of my journey since 2017. I asked the Lord for a sign He was near. I wanted proof my angel was near and I was safe. Now, I can’t say it’s angel’s wings, but feathers have been following me ever since. It has brought comfort and I now have a shadow box full of them. Others have found feathers too. I have given some of them away in cards just to say, you’re going to be okay.
“Truly the signs of an apostle were accomplished among you with all perseverance, in signs and wonders and mighty deeds.”
2 Corinthians 12:12 NKJV
I believe this verse can be interpreted to mean when you walk in the Spirit, signs and wonders will follow. It’s a sign of His wonder that makes the mind wonder, could He be this mighty? The answer is yes. He is mighty to save, and when salvation knocks at your door, you will know it’s been a good day.
Can God Make Me Whole?
“With my whole heart, with my whole life, and with my innermost being, I bow in wonder and love before you, the holy God!”
Psalms 103:1 TPT
I want to take an exert from a training class I took called Sozo.
“Sozo, which is used 110 times in the New Testament, is a Greek word meaning to save or make well or whole. According to the Strongs Greek dictionary of the New Testament, Sozo also means to save, deliver, heal, and preserve. The writers of the New Testament showed the completeness of the word Sozo by using it in different context to refer to each aspect of salvation.”
Here are a few examples of these New Testament verses that describe the three aspects of Sozo: salvation, healing, and deliverance.
That if you confess with your mouth Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead you shall be saved (Sozo) Romans 10:9
For the Son of Man came to seek in to save (Sozo) what was lost. Luke 19:10
But Jesus turned and seeing her said, “Daughter, take courage your faith has made you well” (Sozo) and at once the woman was made well. (Sozo) Matthew 9:22
And those who had seen it reported to them how the man who was demon possessed hadn’t made well. (Sozo) Luke 8:36
So, to answer the question can God make you whole: YES!!! Wholeness is His business. He is looking for your mind, body, and spirit to be so in tune with His Spirit that wholeness is just your way of life.
“So with the wisdom given to me from the Lord I say: You should not live like the unbelievers around you who walk in their empty delusions. Their corrupted logic has been clouded because their hearts are so far from God—their blinded understanding and deep-seated moral darkness keeps them from the true knowledge of God. Because of spiritual apathy, they surrender their lives to lewdness, impurity, and sexual obsession. But this is not the way of life that Christ has unfolded within you. If you have really experienced the Anointed One, and heard his truth, it will be seen in your life; for we know that the ultimate reality is embodied in Jesus! And he has taught you to let go of the lifestyle of the ancient man, the old self-life, which was corrupted by sinful and deceitful desires that spring from delusions. Now it’s time to be made new by every revelation that’s been given to you. And to be transformed as you embrace the glorious Christ-within as your new life and live in union with him! For God has re-created you all over again in his perfect righteousness, and you now belong to him in the realm of true holiness. So discard every form of dishonesty and lying so that you will be known as one who always speaks the truth, for we all belong to one another. But don’t let the passion of your emotions lead you to sin! Don’t let anger control you or be fuel for revenge, not for even a day. Don’t give the slanderous accuser, the Devil, an opportunity to manipulate you! If any one of you has stolen from someone else, never do it again. Instead, be industrious, earning an honest living, and then you’ll have enough to bless those in need. And never let ugly or hateful words come from your mouth, but instead let your words become beautiful gifts that encourage others; do this by speaking words of grace to help them. The Holy Spirit of God has sealed you in Jesus Christ until you experience your full salvation. So never grieve the Spirit of God or take for granted his holy influence in your life. Lay aside bitter words, temper tantrums, revenge, profanity, and insults. But instead be kind and affectionate toward one another. Has God graciously forgiven you? Then graciously forgive one another in the depths of Christ’s love.”
Ephesians 4:17-32 TPT
I love The Passion Translation so much. It makes it so plan. My take away from this verse is this: I once was blind, but now I see.
“But this is not the way of life that Christ has unfolded within you…Now it’s time to be made new by every revelation that’s been given to you. And to be transformed as you embrace the glorious Christ-within as your new life and live in union with him! For God has re-created you all over again in his perfect righteousness, and you now belong to him in the realm of true holiness…And never let ugly or hateful words come from your mouth, but instead let your words become beautiful gifts that encourage others; do this by speaking words of grace to help them.”
I love that it says, “instead let your words become beautiful gifts that encourage others.” There is so much more that could be unpacked in this passage alone. Please take some time and meditate on this passage. It’s called Our New Life in Christ. It’s just a few verses, but so much transformation can be applied. This is my challenge, and I hope that it’s not just believing the Word, but applying it in my everyday life and seeing the transformation and breathing it into my life. The more you ingest it, the more you’re infected with His Spirit Words which creates the newness/wholeness we are all trying to become.
To sum up these three questions: He cares about the broken-hearted, He can rescue you, and He desires for you to have full wholeness in all aspects of your life. Just take it one day at a time; that is where the grace is at. Each day you will find your takeaways and then meditate on His goodness and grace. It’s a good day for a good day. Let’s all say it together, “ITS A GOOD DAY, FOR A GOOD DAY!”
And remember, you can always bring a cheer and smile from ear to ear. Until next time…it’s Monday, so find some fun in your day, and if it’s not one of those days, praise Him anyway. The more you praise Him, the more you see Him, and seeing Him means you’ve been together with Him. And that’s a good day y’all. That’s a good day.