Psalm 34:18 New International Version (NIV)The Lord is close to the brokenhearted
and saves those who are crushed in spirit.
As I read in Psalm 61 this morning, I felt to share it today. David continue the song in his heart and praise through some of the hardest things of life. How about you, can you find that praise through it all? It often takes a made up mind to sing, hold on and believe big while going through a heart break of anything in life.
Psalm 61 (NIV)For the director of music. With stringed instruments. Of David.1 Hear my cry, O God;
listen to my prayer.
2 From the ends of the earth I call to you,
I call as my heart grows faint;
lead me to the rock that is higher than I.
3 For you have been my refuge,
a strong tower against the foe.
4 I long to dwell in your tent forever
and take refuge in the shelter of your wings.
5 For you, God, have heard my vows;
you have given me the heritage of those who fear your name.
6 Increase the days of the king’s life,
his years for many generations.
7 May he be enthroned in God’s presence forever;
appoint your love and faithfulness to protect him.
8 Then I will ever sing in praise of your name
and fulfill my vows day after day.
Our example will be seen now and for generations to come. I have found that loosing a loved one is one of the hardest things of life. So man tears and missing them beyond measure. I remember being 18 years old when my dad died and I miss even sometimes even more now. I miss the fact that he missed walking me down the isle to get married. I miss him knowing my grandchildren and being that funny man that he was. I miss him talking about faith and the importance of knowing God. I also missing others I life and somedays my heart hurts.
I have found to allow myself to mourn and to move forward. To smile again and make the best of one day. I have others I love too and I don't want to miss out on their lives, because I'm sad about loosing someone. My mom missed out on so much but grieving so long. Over 40 years of sadness and I could never get her to join in on some very special things in my life. The day my dad died, I felt like my mom died too. Sad but so true. Lets us move forward.
Today is a new day. It's okay to grieve and yes your heart will be broken, but God helps and it works. God mends a broken heart and he knew our hearts would hurt at times. His words says there is a time for all things. A time to be born and a time to die. We must know God's timing is certainly not our timing but he lifts us up again. We can also more loosing friends who move away, a job loose, a loss of a house or any chance that happens to our normal. Hold on, because God's plan will continue and he won't leave you.
My prayers continue for you, your family and friends. I care and I know that God mended my heart over life said about me, the loose of my house in Pinole, a broken heart, and the list goes on. I trust him with all my heart and I've learned, to lean not to my own understanding. Purpose this a good day!