Friday, April 30, 2010

Her Heart is Broken

I remember the first time my heart broke. I sat in the middle of the living room floor, knees drawn up to my heart, weeping--and would not be comforted. The pain was such, I could not escape. It covered me like a thick, stabbing blanket of darkness.

It seems inevitable our hearts will be broken.  Sometimes we can slip into the pit of despair.  But God sends angels to minister supernatural loving kindness and comfort to the brokenhearted. 

The truth is, our tears are never wasted. Psalm 56: 7 tells us our tears are so precious to God, that He keeps them in a bottle.   It is a stunning revelation--the Almighty Creator treasures every tear we've ever shed. Not only that, He is near and His tears mingle with ours.

"The Lord is near to the brokenhearted, and saves those who are crushed in spirit." Psalm 34:18 (NASB)

You are not alone. He is near, and He weeps with you.

9 comments:

Rebecca said...

Beth...your post brought Elizabeth Edwards to my mind today. I cannot even imagine the pain this woman is suffering, even though I'm quite sure that like all of us she has her own share of imperfections.

It would do us all good to lift one another up in prayer always. Our awesome world can sometimes be really cruel. I couldn't make it through without the Lord....

Blessings~Rebecca

Clytie said...

I've always loved this drawing of yours, sissie. It shows such emotion. Such beauty.

~Cheryl said...

Wow. Very powerful drawing! And the words ring loud and clear, too.

I'm glad you enjoyed my little fern. I love your visits! Thanks

A Dancing Mango said...

beautifully stated, beautifully painted!
love love this..
thank you!
hugs, darlene

Megan Coyle said...

Wow, what an emotional image! I love the detail in this piece (look at those trees!) and this is such a lovely posting about broken hearts.

Kilauea Poetry said...

Nice work..terrific with a beautiful verse to go with!

~Cheryl said...

Good morning! I want to share an amazing angel Bellybytes in Mumbai posted for Sky Watch: http://chowmiaow.blogspot.com/

I hope you and your family are having a wonderful Sunday! ♥

Catherine said...

Beautiful post, Beth.

Kymberly said...

I would love to share your site and provide links to you on my faerie web site! Let meknow if it is o.k. and what one picture I could use to feature your work! I will maintain your copyright, on my site, (no freebies) to whatever you choose !

Thank you, Kym