I wanted to share this article who had become one blessing in me. Let us be reminded that GOD's promises are true. He is our ONLY HOPE in times of sorrows and bitterness. He is our comfort and guide. And I know He will always be there for us. May GOD BLESS each one of us.
Shattered Dreams and Broken Hearts
In each of our lives there is a trail of shattered dreams,strewn with brokenness of heart, and many shed tears.Along the side of that trail is broken relationships,lost loves, hurt feelings and deep wounds and oftenrejection. Every life contains these, it is part ofthe fabric of life. However unbearable it is for themoment or for a season, it is not unbearable for all time.
In my own life, I have suffered many losses, been hurt many times to the point where I didn't want to live anymore. Perhaps it could have been when my first husband left me for a woman we both knew, and decided he never again had to help us financially. I had to pickup the pieces and learn to work, support 3 darling little girls and make sense of a new life I was ill prepared for.
Perhaps it was the times that I in some way hurt my children or said something till they didn't want to speakto me for a long time, whether fully my own fault or partof their's the wounds ran deep and I was plagued with guilt.
Perhaps it was the loss of my father to Alzheimer's, whohad been the soul of gentleness and a rock in my life. The onewho kneeled down with me when I was 6 years old andtaught me to pray and ask Jesus to be my Savior. The lossof him was great indeed, for he was one person who wasalways thrilled to see me, his face would light up, and hislove was unconditional, forgiving and instant.
Yes, each of us have many shattered dreams, and they can crush our spirit and rob us of hope.
Yet in each of these times in my life, some which lastedyears, I found a anchor for my soul. I always retreated in prayer to Christ, I never gave up, even though I came close to it several times. Within my spirit would riserighteous anger, a desire to live and a desire to pleaseGod and remember He was my Father.
Do you remember when you were a child, and would get hurt or someone would say something unkind to you?You would run to mom and dad and they would comfort you and you would go back out and play relieved of that burden and happy, carefree and unencumbered by that hurt.
That is the way we should be with all our trials, our pain and our hurts.
Do not try to carry burdens you were never meant to carry.I am your Father, I will carry them for you, and I will work themout in their time. Remember nothing happened overnight,and nothing will change that way. Give me time to workin the hearts of people you are praying for, and bring circumstances into their lives that will change their heart and turn them towards me.
Remember my mercies are new every morning.
We are hedged in, pressed, on every side, troubled andoppressed in every way, but not cramped NOR crushed;we suffer embarrassments, and are perplexed and unableto find a way out, but not drive to despair.We are persecuted and hard driven, pursued, but NOTdeserted -- to stand alone; we are struck down to the ground,but NEVER struck out and destroyed.
So to me these verses are saying that we are tumbled about,hurt, lonely and yet never alone. And that no matterwhat comes our way, we have the resurrection spirit ofChrist within us to come against the powers of darknessand overcome all obstacles, hurt pain, and loneliness,trials, errors and deceit of this life in the name of Jesus.We rise to the occasion, rise up in Christ, and find peaceand strength in Him.
We are NEVER cast down.We are NEVER alone,We are NEVER without hope.For GOD IS STILL ON THE THRONE.
My friends, come to the Lord today, confess your sins to him,lay all your burdens and pain at his feet, as a child wouldto their parent, and let him heal your heart and infuse youwith strength from on high and renew you in him with courage,a sense of hope, a constant sense of comfort, and the fightingspirit you need to be a warrior for Christ, fighting the good fight of faith everyday.
I know this.. for He has shown me.. many times.
Right now my husband and I are going through a grievous,hurtful, and sometimes overwhelming loss. It is the kind of pull the rug out from under you, take the breath out of you,shocking and slap in the face kind of hurt, that saps your strength and makes you reel from it. It has taken medays to come to terms with it.. stop blaming myself and giveit to Christ. But I did. I woke up this morning, full of joyfull of hope, and strengthened... because of CHRIST.NOT because of my circumstances which have not changed.But because of my FAITH In Christ. This too shall pass.
lovemillieps.. forgive others, forgive yourself.
God's mercies are new every morning.Be strong and brave. Don't be afraid of them and don't be frightened, because the Lord YOUR Godwill go with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.-Deuteronomy 31:6