There are times in life when my favorite cup gets broken. I will not be able to use it again and the crack is seen. When I saw this picture of a cup, I was somehow reminded of the brokenness I have felt inside my heart. The crack is not always seen in my heart, but sure felt.
GOD SPEAKS ~
PSALM 147:3 (NIV)
He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.
Asking myself when will this pain of loosing someone I love go away? When will this pain of feeling helpless over a situation go away? When will I feel as if life is normal again? Each situation I go through, I learn from it. I grow from the pain, instead of letting the pain get the best of me. I haven't always felt this way, but I've grown over the years into a better person in life.
God's words is true and amen, but sometimes we need a person who has been through the pain for us to see the gain. It's never easy to grieve of over someone or change your heart overnight. I was speaking a friend last night and I said this, "I don't believe the grief ever goes away or the hurt inside our hearts when we loose a family member, but I believe God has connected us. It takes time to press forward, moment by moment".
Even if you can't feel it today, this is the year of the Lord's Favor. Connecting lives, pressing forward and allowing yourself time to deal with things. Maybe it's the best time of your life right now and this message doesn't seem to hit you today. Keep reading and maybe you will feel to pass it onto a friend or bring it back to your mind when you need to remind yourself God is with you.
Isaiah 61 New International Version (NIV)
The Year of the Lord’s Favor
1 The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me,
because the Lord has anointed me
to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
to proclaim freedom for the captives
and release from darkness for the prisoners,
2 to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor
and the day of vengeance of our God,
to comfort all who mourn,
3 and provide for those who grieve in Zion--
to bestow on them a crown of beauty
instead of ashes,
the oil of joy
instead of mourning,
and a garment of praise
instead of a spirit of despair.
They will be called oaks of righteousness,
a planting of the Lord
for the display of his splendor.
IT'S BROKE ~
Have you ever had a favorite thing break? Tell myself it's not the end of the world. It just seems like everything I truly like, gets broke. Sometimes super glue can work and sometimes the item just stays broken. My heart has felt cracked before and even broken. I lean back to God and hear his words of him binding up the brokenhearted. God takes care of each of us and we learn from daily living. The super glue from Jesus is amazing and we begin to live again.
Had I not been through what I have been through in life, I certainly wouldn't be who I am today. I care from the middle of my heart, I use my brokenness to be real and to share life with others. Grieving takes time and your own experience happens. I didn't want to hear that God was real when my dad died. I look back to see I wasn't taught about death or a manual is how to deal with it. The year was 1973 and I just didn't know what I know now. Now I see the importance of Hospice and their care but we didn't have it in 1973. My dad died suddenly in hour home and I will always remember that day. A day that changed my life and began this journey I never knew about.
PLANTING OF THE LORD ~
I see how over the years I've grown in God. I have learned words to say to people and words not to say to people because of my own experience. This is a new day and full of opportunities to change your mindset. My mind is set upon the goodness of God while dealing with thoughts. It is like seeing the glass half full or the glass half empty. Let this day brings some joy to your soul and peace to your heart.
Let me Pray:
God I know that your power is real and miracles happen. Someone reading this now needs to feel your miracle working power today. Each of us face something and that something can be good or very hard. Let the peace flow and send others into the path of those reading this to feel your love through action. Even a stranger with a smile or kind word can make a day better. Let us look up to the sky of knowing Heaven is real and you hold our loved ones safe. On this new day, there is hope that only you can give and I thank you for connecting over lives over the blog. AMEN
My prayers continue for you, your family and friends.