This week has been hard. Emotional conversations and a 3.5 hour rehearsal on Sunday. A test that didn’t go as well as I hoped on Monday. A test that really didn’t go as well as I hoped today. Now there’s a hailstorm scheduled for 10 at night that I might have to walk through.
This week has not been all bad. On Sunday, my A Capella group (Lost and Found) made a lot of progress in rehearsal. That emotional conversation I mentioned ended in smiles. On Monday, I didn’t know if I would get to see my boyfriend…and then I did. Today, I have the opportunity to have a good attitude even though I feel a little bit sad.
I attended my boyfriend’s class this evening so that I could study and still be with him. I was feeling pretty down about my test and just wanted to be near him, so that I would feel a little happier. When we left class, however, my heart was so heavy I felt like crying. The test I took today was kind of important and messing up on it and the test yesterday was a real blow for me. I sat down and opened my phone’s Youversion App.
The words “Bind up the Brokenhearted” were floating through my mind, so I looked them up. Two Scriptures popped up. One was the classic description of Jesus in Isaiah 61:1. The other was from a Scripture I didn’t recognize: Psalm 147:3.
He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.
The word “wounds” here can also mean “sorrow” (Circa the Strong’s KJV app).
As I read the whole chapter, my eyes filled with tears. This Psalm is a reminder to praise the Lord, because He’s worthy (verse 1). It was so fitting for my situation…it even mentioned hail (verse 17)!
He hurls down his hail like pebbles. Who can withstand His icy blast?
God is so funny!
I’m just so amazed at how He led me to the appropriate Scripture that He knew would heal my broken heart… He is so good, even when I have a bad attitude or doubt Him or forget Him.
Praise the Lord! How good it is to sing praises to our God, how pleasant and fitting to praise Him!
Have peace today, y’all. The Lord is so for you.