The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit. Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all. (Psalm 34:18-19 ESV)
Hymn ELH 240:1,3 Jesus, Refuge of the Weary
Jesus, Refuge of the weary,
Blest Redeemer, whom we love,
Fountain in life’s desert dreary,
Savior from the world above,
O how oft thine eyes, offended,
Gazed upon the sinner’s fall!
Yet, upon the cross extended,
Thou didst bear the pain of all.
Jesus, may our hearts be burning
With more fervent love for Thee!
May our eyes be ever turning
To Thy cross of agony,
Till in glory, parted never
From the blessed Savior’s side,
Graven in our hearts forever,
Dwell the cross, the Crucified!
Jesus, my Savior, thank You for taking away all my sins. Help me to always trust in You for my salvation. Amen.