For four weeks, we'll focus on Orchard Hill's mission, "Helping next generations encounter and follow Jesus to bless a broken world." This week we look at blessing a broken world.
Read Psalm 34:18
The Lord is close to the brokenhearted
and saves those who are crushed in spirit.
It's easy to think that God is close to those who are successful and powerful and happy. But here we learn something that goes against that intuition: God is close to those who are down and out.
We all tend to go back and forth between happy times and times we are "brokenhearted" and "crushed in spririt." Can you think of a "down" time in your life when God has used someone in an "up" time to encourage you, or to communicate God's healing and love to you? How could you reverse that scenario and help someone in need of God's touch?