God Knows Why Before We Do

Jodie StevensPsalm 34:18 says: “The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.”

At times we may feel like we’ve ‘crushed our own spirit’ by our sin or addiction, we may not even understand why we’re doing what we are doing, but God does.

He knows when poor judgment is the result of our brokenness and pain. He knows every tear we’ve cried since the day we we’re born. He knows every abuse we’ve suffered and every painful memory we’ve stuffed.

He knows we have valid reasons for our fear, anger, sadness, addiction, and pain. He understands why we react to things one way when we should be responding entirely differently.

Often times our past circumstances render us powerless over how we react and interact today.

But God is able to restore us. He gently calls us into accountability. He understands our reasons for our actions, but they are not excuses. He is with us on the road to healing when we humbly call out to Him and allow Him to lead the way.

Jodie Stevens

5 Comments Add yours

  1. Rick Selling says:

    Wow, Gracious gentle, full of mercy and good fruit. Wow. You speak as one converted through suffering. Thank you very mucho!

  2. Hi Rick,

    Thanks for the encouragement. And as always, thanks for reading!

      1. Hi Nathan, thanks for reading!

  3. james shatzer says:

    Amen sister. Without celebrate recovery I’d be so much more of a broken mess.

    Sent from my HTC One™ X, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone

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