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Spiritually Broken

Updated: Feb 3

March 20, 2022— When the alarm sounds (or the baby cries, or the pet barks, or meows), the morning routine can be the same. We get ready for the day by implementing cleaning and bathing practices for good physical hygiene. Some of us start the coffee maker, or boil water for some tea, and begin cooking breakfast. Some of us skip breakfast all together. The mornings are chaotic. Despite the chaos, we realize something is missing from our morning routine. We think it is more time that is needed which can be solved by going to bed earlier and waking up earlier. However, what is missing is a relationship with God.

Do you pray in the mornings and read the Holy Bible daily? When you sin, do you confess them, ask for forgiveness, and repent from them? For me, I try to read and pray every morning, but it does not always work out and when it does it is usually for a brief time. In fact, it has only worked out for me once. When sin is upon me, I confess it to God and ask for forgiveness and to remove my iniquities. Do I always confess it to others or ask forgiveness? No, I do not, but I know I should.

We skip the relationship with God in the morning, but if you do not start your day with God, you should not expect your day to end with God.

Spiritually Broken

Beloved, if you answered no to any of the questions above, then you are spiritually broken. Psalm 38:17 tells us “The righteous cry out, and the Lord Hears, and delivers them out of all their troubles.” The next verse reads, “The Lord is near to those who have a broken heart, and saves such as have a contrite spirit.” Compare these verses to Psalm 51:17 where it says that “The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit, a broken and a contrite heart—These, O God, You will not despise.”

What were the sacrifices of God? Himself in the flesh, through His only begotten son, Jesus Christ. Being perfect, Jesus Christ became the sacrifice for our sins so that we may be blameless before the Lord. Jesus’s crucifixion also allowed us to directly communicate to God through Jesus Christ. Hallelujah!

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How Your Spirit Becomes Broken

In reviewing the verses in the book of Psalms (chapters 38, and 51), look at what Isaiah says:

For thus says the High and Lofty One Who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy: “I dwell in the high and holy place, With him who has a contrite and humble spirit, To revive the spirit of the humble, And to revive the heart of the contrite ones. For I will not contend forever, Nor will I always be angry; For the spirit would fail before Me, And the souls which I have made. For the iniquity of his covetousness I was angry and struck him; I hid and was angry, And he went on backsliding in the way of his heart. I have seen his ways, and will heal him; I will also lead him, And restore comforts to him And to his mourners.

Isaiah 57:15-18

Peter said, “Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.” (Acts 2:38) You only receive the Holy Spirit when you repent, and are baptized, but just because you were baptized does not mean you are free to sin, nor does it mean that you will not sin again. Nothing breaks the spirit more than sin. The Holy Bible tells us that, “by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken” (Proverbs 15:13), and that “The heart of him who has understanding seeks knowledge” (Proverbs 15:14).


Because you have the Holy Spirit, God will cause you to straighten your path again, but you need to seek him by confessing your sins, repenting from them, reading the Holy Bible, and praying. “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom” (Proverbs 1:7). These actions are what proves that you “love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.” (Mark 12:30). Jesus Christ still lives because he conquered death and took the keys. Before He ascended into Heaven, Jesus Christ told His disciples that, “I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” (Matthew 28:20).

Isaiah 42:3 says that “the broken cane is not going to split apart. A bruised reed He will not break, and smoking flax He will not quench; He will bring forth justice for truth.” The bruised reed refers to the poor and needy, while the smoking flax represents people who are losing faith and hope in God. The verse ends with promising restoration through the way of Jesus Christ (see verse 1). Jesus Christ came, and He is coming back one day.

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