17 Whatever is good and perfect is a gift coming down to us from God our Father, who created all the lights in the heavens. He never changes or casts a shifting shadow.
It is sad to hear of others who misinterpret scripture or just don’t know the truth of God’s Word. I recently heard someone who claimed that God being close to the broken hearted will with some break them through sickness, or difficult trials. But in fact James clearly states that God only has good and perfect gifts to give us, and never changes. Sickness, disease, hardships, are all a result of the fall of man. There was no such thing until satan convinced man to sin and then such things came into the earth. They were not here when God was done with creation. A broken heart refers to one who is repentant for wrong doing. Such people will always be close to God, for they will in repenting turn to Him, the One who gives good and perfect gifts!