HEALING BROKEN HEARTS AND WOUNDED SOULS

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When darkness reaches out for my soul…

When darkness like an invisible hand

Reaches out for my soul

When I cry for help

But my agony seems to fall

Very so often on deaf ears

Or ears that know not how to handle

When I feel like giving up on life itself

Because the road seems too dark and lonesome

And none but me tread such slimy path,

Then I remember that my Lord knows it all

He wants me well and whole and happy

He sees each tear that wets my cheek

And treads that lonesome path with me

Though I may not see him with eyes wide open

I know He is there because He promised to be

And then I find the strength to get along

Because Daddy is right there with me and for me

I will break into a new song and praise

For though my cheeks are wet with tears

My heart is warm with love unchanging

Thank you Daddy for being there for me.

When God does “dumb” things, grace is at work : Part 2

 

Say you do something really dumb, terrible and repugnant. Then you quickly retreat into your bedroom, fall on your knees and start imploring God’s mercy and forgiveness. But all this while you are actually begging Him not to release the thunder bolt and hailstones He’s preparing to rain down on you. You are trembling with fear, shame and guilt and you can’t look God in the face. You cry out in despair “Kill me Lord, I’m not worthy…I’m no good.”

While you are still kneeling there and waiting for the verdict you hear a sound somewhere deep within your spirit “…It is well, it is well with my soul…”

You quickly rebuke yourself for being so “stupid”. How can I be singing such a song when I’m supposed to hang myself for what I just did? You even apologize to God for such a bad conduct. Yet that song won’t go away. You feel like a miserable criminal awaiting a life sentence but your spirit is singing another song.

That is grace. Pure and unadulterated. Will you receive it?

I used to fight that gentle voice with every ounce of energy in me. Imagine I’m overtaken by fear and then I hear my spirit singing “fear not…” I’m feeling really guilty and then all I hear is “it is well with my soul…” I’m dead worried about paying the bills, then all I hear is “all things are possible to those who believe”.

Then one day I realized I have been fighting against God’s grace. That “contrary” song welling up from within me is God’s message of grace to me in that situation. I don’t need to feel like that song before I can accept, believe and sing it. I just ignore my emotions and start to sing it out loud.

Grace does not condemn. It encourages us to say “yes” to God’s love.

When the music fades

 

                                                                         

When the sound of music

Fades slowly into the distance

When the lights dim and black out

And the voices of laughter cease

What will be left?

What will be left?

 

When the once brilliant face

Dims with wrinkle and age

When the once budding chest

Flattens itself down hill

What will be left?

What will be left?

 

When the horse and chariot

Cease to stop a your door step

When the one who professed once to love

Will no longer take pleasure in you

What will be left?

What will be left?

 

When the perfume and dress

That once pricked your heart with pleasure

When all those pleasures life once offered

No longer bring you that delight

What will be left?

What will be left?

Come to the Master, lover of your soul

Lay down the emptiness, heaviness and all

He knows exactly how you feel

And wants your empty soul to fill.

Get rid of bitterness

Bitterness is the greatest poison one can ever swallow. It makes you mean, ungrateful and miserable. You hate, despise and harbor anger even against people who want but to love you. It blinds you to the love and care others show you. It makes you selfish with self – pity and the desire to be pitied. You refuse to be happy and you hate to see others happy. But when you finally realize how you have maltreated and messed up your love ones, you feel so ashamed of yourself.

Bitterness hinders us from seeing God’s love and concern for our situation. How then can you share God’s love if you can’t accept and appreciate it? Bitterness opens doors for the devil to come in and afflict you. It also closes the door of grace and favor against you. It makes you too critical and judgmental, never letting you give the benefit of doubt (Grace) to people’s actions. You just think that everybody wants to hurt you. You actually become paranoid. Flee bitterness, it poisons the soul.

                                 

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