Friday, May 28, 2010

Heart-shattered lives ready for love

This goes out to the brokenhearted and the weak. Those who cry out for mercy and His grace. No matter where you look there is only one source of life. It's not in yourself, others, or circumstances... but in Jesus. In Him is where we find the grace to move forward day to day. In our weakness, fears, and failures His redeeming love proves strong and glorious.  So let us ragamuffins allow our lives to be transformed by His promises. Please take time to read these scriptures below and allow the Lord to speak to you and give you peace and affirmation through His love and truth. 
 "Going through the motions doesn't please you, 
      a flawless performance is nothing to you. 
   I learned God- worship 
      when my pride was shattered. 
   Heart-shattered lives ready for love 
      don't for a moment escape God's notice. "
Psalm 51:17-18 Message 

"The Lord is close to the brokenhearted;
      he rescues those whose spirits are crushed."
Psalm 34:18 NLT

"Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. "Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and  YOU WILL FIND REST FOR YOUR SOULS." Matthew 11:28-29

"For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal." 2 Corinthians  4:17-18

 So when we still feel broken, insecure, and hopeless where do we go? When we are in that dry place and the cries of our hearts are "God I don't know how much more I can handle... I need grace... forgive me.. I can't do this please help me!" and then we hear nothing... so we stand up, wipe away the tears and keep pressing on. I have been there so many times... and in a small voice the Lord shows me JESUS, He knows what it feels like to be facing evil, injustice, and pain. To not feel the presence of the loving Father to come sweep Him away from it all. In the garden Jesus prayed "take this cup of suffering away from me" then hanging beaten on the cross He cried "Abba Father why have You forsaken me?" Despite what he felt He had God's word living inside of Him. In this He made it possible for us to know the Love that He was so close to. So my prayer is that would I have God's word living inside of me. That no matter what is happening I can trust that He is close to my contrite heart... As I am humbled He is glorified... My afflictions are temporary but if my eyes are on Jesus they will be eclipsed by His glory... It's okay to have flaws and to be a mess sometimes because I am a daughter of the Most High clothed in His righteousness. He knows our hearts and what we need. So let Him rescue you and give you His strength!!! Denying what your flesh says and embrace His promises. They endure forever.