God’s Garage: Fixing our Broken Hearts and Lives

“Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” Matthew 11: 28-30 KJV

I received an email yesterday from a dear friend who said that she had to take her car to the garage to be fixed because the engine light came on and that wasn’t good. As I was praying for her safety, I was reminded of this verse. When we are carrying heavy burdens and our hearts are shattered and broken, Jesus has told us to come unto Him and He will give us rest. What a precious loving Saviour! What a privilege to be loved by the Saviour of the world!

Just as it is not safe for my friend to drive her car until it is fixed, so it is not safe for us to try and serve Jesus in our own strength. Jesus is the engine of our hearts. If we have allowed our hearts to become filled with things that hurt Him, we will turn people away from Him, rather than turning them to Him. It is of great importance that our actions back up our words and if our hearts have become filled with bitterness, resentment or criticism of others, then people are going to sense that we are not sincere.

We can be very happy and all is going well in our lives. Then all of a sudden without any warning at all satan hurls another one of his fiery poisonous barbs of criticism, sarcasm and ridicule at us and once again we are wounded and the wounds are raw and bleeding. It’s bad enough when people that we don’t know well say harsh things to us, but sometimes satan attacks us through our own families and that really hurts.

It is then that we need to run as fast as we can to the master mechanic and His name is Jesus. He is the only one who has the right tools to remove the hurt, the agony and the tears from our hearts. He is waiting with outstretched arms and a compassionate heart full of understanding and unconditional love for us. He too was attacked when He was here on earth with the poisonous barbs of criticism, ridicule and sarcasm so He really does understand how we feel.

If today you are hurting and feeling all alone and your heart is heavy with the poisonous barbs of satan, give them to Jesus. He will be faithful to encourage you and He will remove them and replace them with His peace, the peace that passes all understanding. Your friends can’t take the loneliness, the pain and the agony from your heart as much as they want to do so. Only Jesus can wipe the tears from your heart and take the hurt away. Thank You, Jesus, for fixing our broken hearts and our broken lives.

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