When a Broken World Breaks your Heart

It comes like a summer drought and cracks open what once was whole. It dehydrates the broken. It shrivels hope into hopelessness.

Cotton-mouth despair blows fragmented heart pieces like tumbleweed across the prairie. The earth groans under weighty grief. Can anyone refresh the broken?

Yes, he whispers

The Spirit covers like a long-awaited dew. He drenches the parched heart.

Meditate on Him. Meditate on His Word. Meditate on what He has done. Ponder the work of His hands. God is our hope. He is our future. He is our peace.

Flee

Flee toward true refuge, to the God of creation, to the God of salvation. Your God. His good Spirit leads, so lift up your soul.

Nothing is too difficult. He satisfies the thirsty. Draw water from His well of salvation.

 

*From the archives, May 14, 2015

Resting on the Rock

Unexpected news rocks the world. Certainty floats in the air, uncertain.

How do you pray for God’s will when you fear you won’t bear it? How do you pray for the person who wounded you, for the loved one that walked away, for the criminal that shattered your world?

How do you pray when the hurt is so deep there are no words? With your tears.

The one who created you hears your heart’s cry. He understands your  fears, your wounds, and your hopes. He doesn’t need your words as much as He desires your trust in Him. Rest in the one God, the one Lord over everything, and the one who holds the future in His hands.

He is good.

He is wise.

He is just.

He is able.

You can rest on the Rock.

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Matthew 11:28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”

1 Peter 5:7 “Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.”

First posted April 17th, 2011