The righteous cry, and the Lord heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles. The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart…Psalm 34:17-18 (KJV)
One of my devotional book reading selections was talking about love, and it said this: “Regarding the importance of love, famed Swiss psychiatrist Paul Tournier once said, ‘I am convinced that nine out of ten persons seeing a psychiatrist do not need one. They need somebody who will love them with God’s love…and they will get well.'”
Can you believe that? Most of the many people that go to psychiatrists and counseling sessions and all that–don’t actually need them! All they need is somebody who will love them. With. God’s. Love.
And even the people who don’t go to psychiatrists–they need love. We ALL need love, God’s love–unconditional, forgiving, eternal, strengthening, etc.
And we call ourselves “little Christs”; shouldn’t we have that love for others? Shouldn’t we be spreading love everywhere we go? Those random people we see every day–we might never see them again, but what if their lives could be changed just a little by something we did? What if that simple smile we offer is what they need right then? What if a cheery hello or a helping hand convinces them to go on?
Everyone needs love and the Love. And He can heal their broken hearts.