Our God and Father cares about all of His people, but He especially watches over and saves people with:
- tender [loving, gentle, compassionate];
- humble [meek, unassuming]; and
- contrite [remorseful, repentant] hearts.
Let’s examine some Bible passages on this topic.
“But as for the king of Judah, who sent you to inquire of the Lord, in this manner you shall speak to him, ‘Thus says the Lord God of Israel: “Concerning the words which you have heard—because your heart was tender, and you humbled yourself before the Lord when you heard what I spoke against this place and against its inhabitants, that they would become a desolation and a curse, and you tore your clothes and wept before Me, I also have heard you,” says the Lord. Surely, therefore, I will gather you to your fathers, and you shall be gathered to your grave in peace; and your eyes shall not see all the calamity which I will bring on this place.”’” So they brought back word to the king. (2 Kgs 22:18-20 NKJV)
The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit, a broken and contrite heart—these, O God, You will not despise. (Ps. 51:17 NKJV)
For thus says the High and Lofty One Who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy: “I dwell in the high and holy place, with him who has a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.” (Isa 57:15 NKJV)
The Lord is near to those who have a broken heart, and saves such as have a contrite spirit. (Ps 34:18 NKJV)
God will delay a plan that He has set in place in response to a tender and humble heart. He looks with compassion upon people who are gentle and have repentance in their hearts.
He wants to save and renew all those with remorseful and penitent hearts.
God desires to restore and renew all who have a broken heart, so if this describes your situation, turn to the Lord now. He will prove Himself to be loving, merciful, and forgiving. Hallelujah!