How to Live in A Society Of Broken Hearts

walking on broken glass

Life on earth is traumatic. Sin creates debt, and the hearts of everyone have been heavily taxed. There is a saying, “Hurt people, hurt others.” We have all been impacted by the rejection, hate, envy, covetousness, strife, and contentions flowing from all the broken hearts. The lifestyles of extremism in the world today are a symptom of this brokenness. The failed attempts to self-medicate and to compensate for the weary heart is evident in the cries for more…more…more. Ecclesiastes 4:1-2:

“So I returned, and considered all the oppressions that are done under the sun: and behold the tears of such as were oppressed, and they had no comforter; and on the side of their oppressors there was power; but they had no comforter. Wherefore I praised the dead which are already dead more than the living which are yet alive.”

The grace of GOD has provided a balm for our hearts, a peaceful and soothing ointment poured from above, the Comforter. YSHUA the Christ said, “Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.” (John 16:7) The Holy Spirit, also known as the Comforter, has been sent from Heaven to console us. The Comforter consoles us by fortifying our faith and hope, through bringing us to a deeper knowing of the Father’s love. Our hearts were made for the infinite love of the Father. The re-introduction of this holy knowledge to our hearts brings healing and restoration. This restoration of the heart gives us a greater capacity to be patient, hopeful, kind, merciful, compassionate, and empathetic. I have found when I become lacking in any of these virtues, it is only a sign that I am in need of more time in communion with the Holy Spirit. I commune with the Holy Spirit in prayer, in meditation, and in studying the Word. Lately I have found meditation to be one of the most effective ways to restore my well-being. YAHWEH tells us in Psalm 46:10,

“Be still, and know that I am GOD: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.”

In the age in which we live, there is always a lot going on around us to keep our minds occupied and running. Even when we are physically still, our minds are often far from at rest. I love the 10th verse of Psalm 46 because it gives special instruction on how we are to be still. We are told to holt all things and focus our consciousness on the knowledge of GOD. When I meditate, I rid myself of all other thoughts, and focus in on the awareness of who and what GOD is to me as my Father. I focus on His face in the person of YESHUA. I focus on His beauty as seen through His glorious creations. I focus on His loving essence revealed through His laws, precepts, and counsel. It is here that I find a rest like no other place. If I do not prioritize this time and seek it with intentionality, I will never slow down long enough to give my mind, soul, and heart time to rejuvenate.

The drive for bigger and better things, greater success and acceptance, and more sensory stimulation, is just displaced desire for the comfort that only GOD can provide. The ministry of the Holy Spirit can be seen most clearly in the nurturing care of a loving mother. Her main focus is the well-being of everyone in the family. Proverbs 4:23 says,

“Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.”

The sin, along with many of the other faults in our lives, will continue to plague us until our broken hearts are renewed. Yeshua says in Matthew 11:28,

“Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”

This rest is the promise of comfort that comes through the ministry of the Holy Spirit.

The Comforter

Elightenment 3

My soul longs to drink from the seas of your beauty,

The toils of life have created in me such a deep thirst, my parched soul longs for the nectar of your divine attributes,

The daughters of Eve only offer a shadow of your comfort but I need the fullness of your glory,

Your beauty captivates me and stills my focus,

Your meekness and tenderness draws me in until I am surrounded by your grace,

Your truth and understanding brings peace to a mind perplexed,

Your mercy and compassion is a balm from the memories of battle,

Your revelations of love generate hope and faith, restoring my strength,

The shadows and fears that haunt in darkness vanish at your light,

Caressed in the security and assurance of eternal love, I rest.

I awaken, quickened by your ministry of life to a brighter glory.

I wrote this piece to heighten the awareness of the provision God has given us in the ministry of the Holy Spirit. God has blessed us with visitations in the earth throughout history. In this last dispensation God has come among us in the form of the Holy Spirit in a very intimate way. The desire of God is to dwell within us in the form of the Holy Spirit to impart life throughout our being. He wants to make us His living tabernacle. The holy scriptures tell us that God created mankind in His image and this is true. The Holy Spirit is part of the Godhead and is reflected so clearly in the nature of woman. We see the Holy Spirit illustrated in scripture as a nurturing life giver and teacher, also powerful and discerning, yet meek and sensitive, as light as a dove yet as intense as flaming fire.

These attributes of the Holy Spirit reflected in woman are the reason for the mystique of women. It is why women have been worshiped throughout history. It is why mythology is steeped with goddesses. The role of woman in the world is so vital to its well being that the powers of darkness have assaulted her heart relentlessly. The powers of darkness would love nothing less than to extinguish the radiant love exemplified in the sacrificial, nurturing love of a woman and to have our vision handicapped without the discernment and sensitivity that is inherent to her. We see this in the bombardment of media focused merely on woman’s sexual appeal. Unfortunately, many women have succumbed to this mindset and weigh their self worth with a heavy emphasis on physical appeal.  A woman doesn’t experience true fulfillment until she sees and appreciates the fullness of her “divine” attributes and yields them to the world according to God’s purpose. Our homes, our communities, our governments will languish until we appreciate fully the gifts given to us by God in woman.

On the other hand, because of woman’s divine attributes, she is often abused. Men often look to women too much for the nurture and comfort she can bestow. As men, we have to learn to seek comfort in the Holy Spirit primarily. Many women have been drained physically and emotionally from men leeching on them, instead of recognizing that women are a sign post of the source but not the source itself. Just as children are weaned from the breast, men need to find the true source of comfort beyond woman. That source beyond woman is also the main source, the boundless width and depth of God expressed in the ministry of the Holy Spirit.

The beautiful oil painting is by Teresa Wicksteed entitled “Enlightenment 3”

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