June 26 The Broken Man

Scripture Reading: Psalm 145

Key Verse: Psalm 145:14

The Lord upholds all who fall, and raises up all who are bowed down.

The minute seed corn that was buried in the ground burst forth into a cornucopia of grain. Likewise, the Christian, stripped of self-sufficiency and entered into a new dimension of life in Christ, is positioned for maximum fruitfulness in the kingdom of God.

The broken man enjoys a new measure of power in the Holy Spirit. He looks to the Spirit of God to work in and through him, putting no confidence in the flesh. He is charged with the life and energy of the Holy Spirit.

The submitted man is joyful in the Lord. He is no longer hostage to changing circumstances, riding the ups and downs of emotions or happenings. The joy of the Lord is his strength.

The yielded man is alert to the needs of others. God uses him to minister to other hurting people because he is not consumed with his own problems. He has wisdom and insight from the Lord to share, not his own futile reasoning.

He still must deal with the trials and ordeals of daily life; but there is a lift to his countenance, a surety about his ways. He relies wholly on Christ. He has freedom, liberty, and new devotion to Jesus and His work.

Lord, I submit. I yield my life to You. Make me joyful despite adversity and alert to the needs of others. Minister through me to hurting people. Give me new freedom, liberty, and devotion to Your work.[1]


[1] Stanley, C. F. (1999). On holy ground (p. 185). Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers.

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