Fourth: There’s the kind that when they’re broken only God can fix.
Back in the closets in our hearts, there are the broken things that we have given up on. We tried. And tried. But couldn’t fix them. I remind you GOD CAN! And He often does. Sometimes he does it after we have given up. He “bottles” our tears.* He hears and cares. But sometimes he comes up against the stubborn will of man so it takes longer than we want.
They have been assigned to things we cannot understand. The unseen world. That supernatural spiritual world that is not made up of matter, at least not matter science can study in a laboratory. Broken hearts, broken minds, broken spirits, broken bodies. All manifested in the form of addictions, mental disorders, human trafficking, child and elder abuse, crime, violence, torture, and wars.
This was the kind of issue that caused Daniel to fast and pray intensely for 21 days. Finally, an angel appeared and said that Daniel’s prayers had been heard the first day he prayed, and the answer was sent; however, it had been held up by the “prince of Persia” and “prince of Greece.” Other places in the Bible refer to the princes and powers of the air. A Christian’s warfare is not a time of playing Patty Cake.
The Bible does not give us (Christians) the right to command angels, but we do have the right to ask God to command angels. LET US GO BOLDLY AND HUMBLY TO HIM, and say, “Lord, I can’t but you can.
*Psalm 56:8 “put thou my tears in thy bottle” Also a scripture in Revelation refers to the tears in a cruise as an incense. I don’t claim to understand that. I just know it helps me to know there is a record or some means of my prayerful tears lasting until long after I have departed this land.
I’m very tired tonight, my dear friends; I hope I am not leaving too many loose ends. It boils down to our need to help fix what we can fix, but we are not expected to fix everything by ourselves. Unity in prayer with fellow Christians sometimes helps. But when all is said and done, we cannot fix the world. But it is fixable and God will do it. I support his plan to bring that day when He Himself is our King and our world will be fixed. Glory to His Majesty! Our Creator God! Our Fixer!!