Has your heart been broken by someone or some thing? Many times it is difficult to get over the person or situation. Attempts to reassemble the shattered thoughts, feelings, emotions and spirit can’t and shouldn’t be accomplished alone. Left to ourselves, visualize a heart with band-aids all over it or the ugly fix of duct tape. Crazy glue dries quickly but fails to hide the cracks and seams. Then sometimes stuff sticks that should not be part of the repair process.
Our lives are a witness and testimony to the choices we make, good and bad. When we chose to allow the Lord God to intervene in every aspect of our lives, He knows how to fix and make us over better than we could ever fathom. Isaiah 61:3 says: To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified.
If your heart is wounded in any way today, consider these scripturally-based affirmations to give the Lord access to your situation: Father as I remember your goodness toward me, I pour out my soul in me. I rejoice loudly so that the earth will tremble at the sound. I hunger for your word of truth and consume each one. Your word brings rejoicing to my heart because I am called by your name. You are the Lord God of Hosts. When I present myself before your altar, I come with exceeding joy and I praise you because you are my God. I will not be sad because the joy of the Lord is my strength and I place all my trust in you.
Lord you are a refuge for the oppressed and in times of trouble. I sanctify you in my heart. And because I am the ransomed of the Lord, I come to you with songs and everlasting joy upon my head. Jesus Christ bore every one of my griefs, and carried my sorrows. He was stricken, smitten, and afflicted for me. So I have your strength, and all my sorrow is turned into joy.
My works are committed to you Lord and my thoughts are established. I wait with patience and courage for you to instruct me in the way in which I shall go. Guide me with your eye as I rely on your Holy Spirit to help me in my weaknesses. You are for me, so who can be against me? I follow after the things that make for peace and the things that equip me to encourage others.
I am joyful in you and I love your name. Although I may sow in tears, I reap in joy. I am your chosen and you have brought me forth with joy and gladness. I rejoice in the Lord God of my salvation. Thank you for the healing, wholeness and newness of my heart, mind, soul and spirit.
(Affirmations excerpted from the book)
"Talk to God with Affirmations of Faith"
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by Christine Brooks Martin
Areli MediaWorks 2012