Matthew 5: 2 - 12 (NIV)
Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. “Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me.
We are all facing one challenge or another in life. When we bring ourselves to God he sees our pain. He knows what we carry. God is able to deal with our brokenness, our hearts, our pain and turmoil. God wants us to be transparent with Him and to communicate with Him as we would a close friend or family member. Even in our brokenness God can use us, he sees the gifts and talents we have within us that need to rise to the surface. Often our pain supresses these gifts, our selfishness suppresses these gifts and our lack of understanding supresses these gifts.