Broken and heal are the word prompts for Days 15 and 16 of #write28days. Since the words work well together, I thought I’d combine them into one post. As I thought about the words, some scriptures and articles I read recently, a poem began to come together. Each stanza is written in the form of haiku.
Broken Spirits Heal
Sad feelings come as
Broken dreams and promises
Clamor in our thoughts
Almost in despair
Our heads bow down in sorrow
Unsure what to do
Good friends come beside
Acknowledging grief and pain
Vowing their support
Broken spirits heal
As pleasant words are spoken
Bringing rays of hope
No Simple Solutions
While I know there is not a simple solution to a broken spirit, it really does help to have friends who understand.
Sometimes you need someone who will sit beside you, acknowledging your pain and allow you to process it. Everyone has some kind of pain or struggle, though no one knows exactly what someone else is going through. We may not know how to help, but we can be there for each other.
Proverbs 17:22 (CSB)
A joyful heart is good medicine,
but a broken spirit dries up the bones.
Proverbs 16:24 (NASB)
Pleasant words are a honeycomb,
Sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.
You can find the rest of my series HERE.
6 thoughts on “Heal: Kindness and Love Help Broken Spirits”
People have encouraged me with words full of hope. I want to be an encouragement to others.
Yes, it’s so good when we can encourage one another. Blessings to you, Jolene!
Your words are so timely for me today, Gayl! God knew just what I needed. The butterfly speaks of such hope for new life to me, as God has used the butterfly in many specific situations throughout my life. Every time, He sent encouragement through a photo or picture that someone sent me, reminding me of a butterfly story that had blessed me in a very scary time in my young-married life. Thank you for being a friend who shares the love of God with me so sweetly! Love and hugs to you! xo
Oh, I’m so glad, dear Bettie. What an encouragement to have the butterfly remind you of blessings from the past! Thank you for all your prayers and encouragement, too. Blessings, love and hugs to you! xoxo
Love this Gayl. I think about how important community is. So often, people help us heal as much as anything else.
Thank you, Brittany! Yes, we really need people who are available and willing to help each other. We need community. Blessings to you!