2-10-21 Today's devotion is based on Isaiah 57:15 "I live in the high and holy places, but also with the low-spirited, the spirit-crushed." The word in verse 15 translated crushed can also literally mean 'dust' – rocks ground down to a powder! What is unprecedented is this verse is that God's Almighty earth-shaking, universe-creating presence is found somewhere else other than the temple. He is also with those who are feeling 'crushed in spirit,' 'contrite' or 'broken-hearted.' Feeling down-and-out, cut down, ground down, contrite, and crushed? Surprise! God is right there with you! If this is you right now, talk to God. Tell him about your situation and why you feel 'crushed.' Don't hurry. Take your time. He is listening. He wants to help you. Please pray with me the prayer for today: Lord of the broken-hearted, you live in the high and holy places, but also with the downcast whose spirits have been crushed. We claim this amazing word given to Isaiah that you are near to the broken-hearted. Draw near in this very moment to heal, comfort and rescue. We claim this promise in Jesus' name. Amen.