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Broken Heart

The moon will shine like the sun,
and the sunlight will be seven times brighter,
like the light of seven full days,
when the LORD binds up the bruises of his people
and heals the wounds he inflicted.
~ Isaiah 30:26

Broken Heart

Intense pain of a haunting past
Anguish consumes the heart
Bleeding under God’s crushing hand
Torturous to mind and soul
Struggling simply to exist
Lord, You cut the heart deeper each time
Endless lies once festering pour out freely
Creating wounds that reveal your truth
This affliction is so harsh, so devastating
Why does it have to be so hard?
You slice and rip the flesh apart
Bringing brokenness once again
To embrace Your truth means letting go
Releasing deceptions harbored in the dark
Lovingly this pain flows forth
Leaving room for a God filled heart

Know

I have been praying and seeking guidance from the Lord for many years, but it never fails, just as life calms down the storms seem to rage again, bringing me back to my first love–The Lord Himself!

Do you ever have times in your life when you are smiling on the outside, but inside you feel chaos, fear, frustration, and anguish? Ever had times where you just want the world to stop and let you off for just a little bit–a break in the storm. Ah, there I sit in the midst of the storm, but still praising God as I know I will learn so much and be refined that much more into the image of Christ. How funny too, that as I was reading one of my online devotionals today, these scriptures should be the focus:

James 1:4 And let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.

1 Peter 1:6,7 In all this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. These have come so that the proven genuineness of your faith–of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire–may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed.

Romans 5:3,4 Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope.

God is indeed so good and his timing is perfect! I so needed the reminder of what God is doing in my life; of how he brings glory, goodness, and life from the chaotic storms that rage. Perhaps you are in the same boat. Maybe you are questioning why you must endure the storm or you may be tired and drained from the trials that you face. I know not what your journey is, but I do know God is with you always! He is faithful and will never leave you or forsake you.

Joshua 1:5 No one will be able to stand against you all the days of your life. As I was with Moses, so I will be with you; I will never leave you nor forsake you.

Deuteronomy 31:6 Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”

“Be still and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth.”
The LORD of hosts is with us;
The God of Jacob is our stronghold. Selah.
Psalm 46:10-11

Know

Trails will come
Storms will rage
Know God will never leave you nor forsake you

Fear may set in
Anger take hold
Know the Lord will be with you through it all

Rest may elude
Chaos surround
Know the peace of God is within your reach

Confusion clutters
Feelings abound
Know God is refining you each and every step

Challenges arise
Tears may fall
Know God will be the strong refuge you need

Deception flows forth
Blame is cast
Know God reveals all that is hidden in time

Darkness settles
Pain resides within
Know that healing comes through the hand of God

Confusion

Satan is always on the prowl, seeking to bring confusion and chaos into your life.  He wants nothing more than to cause division and destruction in the lives of God’s people.  And furthermore, he wants to separate you from the one source who can calm the turmoil in your life and set you on the correct path….God!  When you stop to listen to the whispering voice of God, you may find yourself amazed at what He can do!

Just this morning, I was reading the daily devotional on biblos.com and it was very clear that God is always with us, always guiding us with His loving hands. He is the lamp unto our path, the one who will instruct us in which way to go, even amidst the chaos and confusion that Satan tosses at us.  He will counsel us through His Word, inspire us with encouragement and wisdom from others He places in our lives.  He will direct our every step, if we let Him!

Psalm 25:12 Who is the man who fears the LORD? He will instruct him in the way he should choose.

Matthew 6:22 “The eye is the lamp of the body; so then if your eye is clear, your whole body will be full of light.

Psalm 119:105 Your word is a lamp to my feet And a light to my path.

Isaiah 30:21 Your ears will hear a word behind you, “This is the way, walk in it,” whenever you turn to the right or to the left.

Psalm 32:8-11 I will instruct you and teach you in the way which you should go; I will counsel you with My eye upon you. • Do not be as the horse or as the mule which have no understanding, Whose trappings include bit and bridle to hold them in check, Otherwise they will not come near to you. • Many are the sorrows of the wicked, But he who trusts in the LORD, lovingkindness shall surround him. • Be glad in the LORD and rejoice, you righteous ones; And shout for joy, all you who are upright in heart.

Jeremiah 10:23 I know, O LORD, that a man’s way is not in himself, Nor is it in a man who walks to direct his steps.

Will you take the time to listen?  Will you surrender your ways and let God guide you, instruct you, light the way for your life?   I assure you it is not easy, and sometimes there is great pain and heartache involved, but God is true and faithful to bring mercy, grace, forgiveness, peace, comfort and joy.  It is an everyday battle to surrender your will and desires to Him, but the ultimate blessing is that your life will  be richer, clearer, and better because of it.  So seek Him today, read with Him, meditate on His words and let Him lead you out of  the confusion and chaos!

All my love!