I personally believe every woman in the world has been, or will have, or will go through some sort of heartbreak and rejection. It could be from a child, a partner or spouse, a parent, or a friend. But all of us have some small pieces of brokenness, while others are completely broken.
Is there a way to glue our hearts back together? Is there a hug so strong all the pieces will meld together again?
The good news is, yes, there is a way. Read this story of a broken woman who found perfect love, perfect wholeness, completion, and purpose.
John 4: 5 So he (Jesus) came to a town in Samaria called Sychar, near the plot of ground Jacob had given to his son Joseph. 6 Jacob’s well was there, and Jesus, tired as he was from the journey, sat down by the well. It was about noon.
7 When a Samaritan woman came to draw water, Jesus said to her, “Will you give me a drink?” 8 (His disciples had gone into the town to buy food.)
9 The Samaritan woman said to him, “You are a Jew and I am a Samaritan woman. How can you ask me for a drink?” (For Jews do not associate with Samaritans.)
10 Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked him and he would have given you living water.”
11 “Sir,” the woman said, “you have nothing to draw with and the well is deep. Where can you get this living water? 12 Are you greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well and drank from it himself, as did also his sons and his livestock?”
13 Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, 14 but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”
15 The woman said to him, “Sir, give me this water so that I won’t get thirsty and have to keep coming here to draw water.”
16 He told her, “Go, call your husband and come back.”
17 “I have no husband,” she replied.
Jesus said to her, “You are right when you say you have no husband. 18 The fact is, you have had five husbands, and the man you now have is not your husband. What you have just said is quite true.”
19 “Sir,” the woman said, “I can see that you are a prophet. 20 Our ancestors worshiped on this mountain, but you Jews claim that the place where we must worship is in Jerusalem.”
21 “Woman,” Jesus replied, “believe me, a time is coming when you will worship the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem. 22 You Samaritans worship what you do not know; we worship what we do know, for salvation is from the Jews. 23 Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. 24 God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.”
25 The woman said, “I know that Messiah” (called Christ) “is coming. When he comes, he will explain everything to us.”
26 Then Jesus declared, “I, the one speaking to you—I am he.”
27 Just then his disciples returned and were surprised to find him talking with a woman. But no one asked, “What do you want?” or “Why are you talking with her?”
28 Then, leaving her water jar, the woman went back to the town and said to the people, 29 “Come, see a man who told me everything I ever did. Could this be the Messiah?” 30 They came out of the town and made their way toward him.
39 Many of the Samaritans from that town believed in him because of the woman’s testimony, “He told me everything I ever did.”
40 So when the Samaritans came to him, they urged him to stay with them, and he stayed two days. 41 And because of his words many more became believers.
Jesus Loves Us When Others Do Not
I love this story because it gives us a look at how deep Jesus’s love is for the brokenhearted, and also how powerful He is to heal us. He stayed back because he personally wanted to touch her life.
We don’t have a lot of information about the Woman at the Well, however, many scholars believe she was barren. This is because it says she was married 5 times, and in those days women did not have the ability to divorce a husband. It was the husband who chose divorce. If she could not give him children, the law gave him permission to divorce her. This is why she was passed around about five times, and five times men cast her away because they didn’t love her and could not "use" her.
When marriage wasn’t working out for her, she decided to give up and live with a man. Maybe, she thought, she would finally find love or commitment. In her society, no one needed her or wanted her--she merely existed.
The Bible tells us the time she came to draw water--about noon. Most women would draw water together in the evening, as a social custom. But she came at noon, which meant she purposefully came alone. She didn’t have the social acceptance or even pity from among the other women in the community.
This woman was broken, used, unloved, rejected, and hopeless. She was thirsty for human connection. Then Jesus speaks to her about a Spiritual Thirst, she was intrigued, because she knew she was desiring a connection. He knew her heart longed to be touched and loved. And she suddenly knew that He supernaturally knew her and saw her, and the realization that He wanted to help her (a reject, a Jewish enemy, a fornicator) completely changed her life!
Maybe you are in the same place today. The world doesn’t make sense and you feel alone, abused, neglected, rejected, and socially forgotten because of who you are. You might start to feel like it’s God’s fault. If He created you this way, why do people reject you?
Jesus knows the place we will find him. That place for us to accept Him might be in the middle of a divorce, a miscarriage, infertility, a pregnancy, or a death in the family. God wants to be your doctor! He can fix you beyond anything you have ever experienced in this world.
The Woman At The Well was so excited to find the Messiah, the man who could satisfy her thirst, she left her jar and ran into the town of people who had rejected her! She forgot about everything she had known up until that point.
Jesus came to heal you, and that healing is not hard to find. Here is how you can invite Jesus into your heart today and experience spiritual satisfaction.
Admit you are a sinner. Jesus told this parable: Luke 18:10 “Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. 11 The Pharisee stood by himself and prayed: ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other people—robbers, evildoers, adulterers—or even like this tax collector. 12 I fast twice a week and give a tenth of all I get.’
13 “But the tax collector stood at a distance. He would not even look up to heaven, but beat his breast and said, ‘God, have mercy on me, a sinner.’
14 “I tell you that this man, rather than the other, went home justified before God. For all those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.”
Jesus wants your heart.
Admit you are incapable of pulling yourself up from sin. This is a place of humility. Jesus wants to see that you are willing to admit you need Him and only Him.
Renounce your sin (also, know as, naming your sin and acknowledging it by name.)
Ask God to forgive you. It does not have to be complicated. It can merely be, “God please forgive me of these sins.”
Believe that Jesus died in your place and was raised from the dead. We have to believe in what Jesus did for us--he lived a perfect life and then died a death that would satisfy God’s justice system. Then he rose from the grave to prove to us that it worked--He conquered death so we can live with Him.
Pray. Ask Jesus to come into your heart. Ask Him to forgive your sin and to take control of your life. Ask Him for a relationship. Ask him to guide you and love you, and believe that He will.
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