PLEASE READ THIS FIRST: Matthew 12:15-21
What do you sense the Lord saying to you in this passage?
“A bruised reed he will not break, a smoldering wick he will not snuff out.” (Matthew 12:20)
A damaged reed is very fragile, a smoldering wick is almost burnt out.
Two examples of people barely hanging on, ready to crash.
I know many bruised reeds and smoldering wicks.
Too often we’re impatient with such people, frustrated by their weakness.
Jesus – God’s promised Savior – is not like that.
He does not shoo away or shame the broken, the hurting, the desperate.
“Till he has brought justice through to victory.” (Matthew 12:20)
God through Jesus is determined to restore the bruised and weary.
He has a better day planned, He will not quit until He finishes.
If you are experiencing depression, some may challenge your lack of faith.
But not Jesus, He will not break your bruised soul.
He will not douse your embers, snuff out what little light remains.
The world may not stand by you, but He is standing with you.
Put your hope in Him, He will bring justice through to victory!
Lord, when everyone else is beating us down, You lift us up. I pray especially for the bruised souls I know, who need to feel and know Your healing presence.