comfort to you. In Isa. 42:3, Isaiah prophesies: “A bruised reed He will not break,…”
In the Hebrew, the word for “bruised” means “cracked, or crushed, in pieces, oppressed.” It refers to a shaft of grain or blade of grass that is cracked or broken. Isaiah here tells us that the promised Savior of the world will not break this person. Jesus, the promised Savior, will not destroy, crush, or break off such a one.
Rather, He offers healing and restoration for your brokenness. Isa. 53 tells us that He suffered in your place and bore your infirmities and weaknesses, carrying your sorrows.
Although life is hard and our roads are rocky, we do not walk alone. If we have believed in Jesus Christ for salvation, we have a Companion who walks with us through every trial and every storm. He knows our frame. He realizes when we are crushed and broken. And He offers comfort and healing for those broken places in our lives.
The good news of the Bible is that a “bruised reed” can be a whole reed again. Hope is found through Jesus Christ, the Repairer and Restorer of Breaches. (See Isa. 58:12) Let Him heal your cracked places and restore you to wholeness today, won’t you?