18 The LORD is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.
19 Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the LORD delivers him out of them all. - Psalm 34:18-19
At our greatest time of need, when we feel the most alone, our Father God is the closest to us. When our hearts are broken in pieces, He is so very near to bring comfort and healing. We may not always feel His presence during these difficult times, but He is with us nonetheless.
There was a time I wasn't even sure how to feel His presence. I didn't understand how to feel close to something that didn't seem to be tangible. There were those times where I felt His presence - sitting in church on Sunday's, at moments in my marriage once my husband was a believer, when I served Him, in fellowship with another believer, but intentionally finding His comfort when I needed Him wasn't something I understood how to do. I didn't know how to "be still" with Him.
It wasn't until I was challenged to get into His Word every day that I finally understood how to go after His presence and find it. His Word needs to be open in our laps every single day. If it's not, there are times you are not going to find Him when you need Him. It's as simple as that. You can go to church every week, meet up with a small group, even think about Him and pray throughout the day, but if you don't get into His Word - on your own - consistently, every single day, you are missing out on the true gift of comfort He offers you.
He wants to be with you, and He wants to comfort you, He wants to heal your broken heart, He wants to refresh your crushed spirit. With a tenderness that can only come from the Father, He wants to love us back to life and wholeness. Choose to allow Him the healing power over your heart.
Press on ~ you are loved 💗
Popular posts from this blog
I am a believer in Christ, and I have breast cancer. On August 17, 2017, I was diagnosed with an aggressive (HER2+), recurrent (hormone negative) type of Invasive Ductal Carcinoma. At this point, they have not yet staged my cancer because they are waiting for the biopsy results from a suspicious spot in the second breast. The biopsy is scheduled for September 5th, with a lumpectomy to follow on September 7th. They will formally stage my cancer after they biopsy my lymph nodes, which will be taken during the surgery. It doesn't make any sense to me that I have a cancer diagnosis - I am a fairly healthy woman who runs 2 miles almost every day and eats a gluten-free, primarily paleo diet, with no family history at all. But it makes sense to God, and so here I am. Update ~ They found 4 isolated invasions during the lumpectomy. Due to the nature of my cancer (HER2+ and ER-), the recommended protocol is chemotherapy and radiation. Beginning in October, my chemotherapy regime
Hi friends - This is a bittersweet post. This journal entry will be my last post on this forum. God has been moving in my heart and the heart of my husband, and He has called us to join forces to write a blog together on marriage. I still plan to post daily devotions, but they will be focused on marriage and posted on our new platform. There will also be additional content - our testimonies and stories, as well as my husband’s thoughts on marriage. We don’t know where God plans you take us in this journey, but we are excited, humble servants and willing to go where He leads. I want to take a moment to thank all of you. I am deeply grateful for those of you who have taken this difficult journey with me. God has done some amazing things through this blog, and I will be forever grateful for the way He has used it to grow my heart closer to Him. I would love for each of you to continue to follow my husband and me at our new site: graceinmarriage.com Hope to se
When we launched our new blog we had no idea if anyone would see it or be helped by it, but we knew that the LORD was prompting us to step out in faith and just do it. The response has been amazing and we are looking forward to how God will use this space for His glory. We have learned over many years of service in a variety of ministries, that God does not require human assistance to realize His plans for individuals, churches, nations, or the human race. But the story of the bible is the story of God’s will playing out through the words and actions of the His children. So…we pray, meditate on his Word, and write from the heart about the truths that mold our faith, guide our actions, and inspire our hearts and minds. Please visit the site and subscribe to continue receiving posts. https://graceinmarriage.com/ It is our sincere hope that you are blessed by our work here and welcome your input on how we can make Grace in Marriage even better. Thank you for your support.