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Friday 23 September 2011

Spiritual Sundays

Hello everyone and welcome to another Spiritual Sundays with our lovely hostess Charlotte.

I have been absent from SS for a while and there is a reason for that. My hubby was on vacation for most of the Summer and we have been going through an incredibly difficult family crisis.

I really have only been keeping up with my tea party meme most of the summer because of course I had an obligation to do that and I knew it probably wasn't good to stop blogging altogether. I did however feel like it at times.

I read a devotion the other day and the question was asked, "Has your heart ever been broken?"
I don't believe there has ever been a soul living on this planet that hasn't had their heart broken.

There are any number of reasons for a broken heart. As a teenager perhaps you got dumped by a boyfriend or your best friend lied about you. As an adult, our trials tend to be much more serious and there are any number of situations that can break your heart such as; cruelty, unfaithfulness, loss, etc.

In my case, I have two family members who have caused a great deal of concern, distress, and heartache for me.  Now when I say family, I'm not talking about my children, but they are very close blood relatives.

A Scottish preacher, George MacDonald once said, "Tears are the only cure for weeping."
It is good to cry. One need not be ashamed of crying and I have done my share of it.
Jesus Himself wept at His friend Lazarus' grave {John11:35} and He weeps with us. His heart was broken also and our tears attract His attention. His heart aches when we mourn and He knows every tear we shed.

I am so thankful that He knows and sees everything that is going on in my life. Oftentimes He uses other people to minister to us. I have been very blessed in that just recently, He has opened the eyes of some other family members and now they can weep with me. For years, I had been alone in this along with my husband. Now we have other family members who understand and we can help each other through the hard times. It is of a very sensitive nature and therefore I cannot elaborate on it. It is enough to know that some of you will pray and I want to thank you now for your prayers. We need a miracle!

The good news is some day God will wipe away every tear from our eyes. "There will be no more death, no sorrow, no crying, for all these things will have passed away." {Rev. 21:4}

"Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted." {Matthew 5:4}

Think of a land of no sorrow,
Think of a land of no fears,
Think of no death and no sickness,
Think of a land of no tears. ~ Anon.


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There are many inspirationals, stories, poems, and music to minister to you. Thank you for visiting today and God bless you!

Some excerpts have been taken from Our Daily Bread.

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi