'You are the God of the broken,How odd it is that this 'God of the broken and friend of the weak' is so little spoken of in the modern church. The emphasis of our worship and teaching so quickly rotates back to the triumphant, powerful, mighty and victorious - all of which are gloriously true also- to the negelct of the One who revelled in the title 'Friend of Sinners'. People like me who love the power and presence of God but are mystified by the daily challenge of overwhelming pain and weakness sometimes find it difficult to feel we belong in the dynamic enthusiasm of much celebratory praise today. I almost feel like starting a 'church for the weak and broken' - and I know it would quickly fill up, but then it too would probably be guilty of a lack of balance.
The Friend of the weak...
You are the God of the humble
You are the humble King.'
Yet the New Testament apostle Paul claimed that when he was at his weakest God was seen to be at His strongest through him! This is the mystery of weakness. The upside-down kingdom of Almighty God does actually have room for the down-trodden, the broken and the rejected. Did not Jesus announce that He had come to 'bind up broken hearts'? So, I will not give up, I will keep on trusting, as the same Psalm that I mentioned above (Psalm 42) also says 'by day the LORD directs his love, at night his song is with me—a prayer to the God of my life' - even when I am too weak to get to church. Thank God!