Monday, May 22, 2006

Have you known sorrow in your life? Has your heart felt the deepest anguish of losing a loved one? Have you experienced a grief so devastating that it took your breath away?

If we are alive in this world we will experience sorrow because of the sin in this world. Please note that I am not saying that when we sin God fills our life with sorrow to pay us back. We live in a sinful world and because of that we face death and destruction all around us. It also needs to be said that sometimes our sins do lead to deep sorrow in our life. When we allow sin to entangle us there are often consequences that lead us to broken hearts and dreams.

God cares about every minute detail in your life; He wants you to share your heart with Him. He is always there for you and cares for you far more than you can begin to comprehend. A Bible Study leader shared with me recently that when we get to heaven and we see how God listens too and answers our prayers we are going to wonder why we didn’t involve God in every aspect of our life on a more consistent basis.

“You keep track of all my sorrows. You have collected all my tears in your bottle. You have recorded each one in your book. 9 On the very day I call to you for help, my enemies will retreat. This I know: God is on my side.” Psalms 56:8-9 (NLT)

God’s love is compassionate and empathetic; He knows and understands the deepest place of our hearts. He knows our unspoken fears, the dreams that we long to share with the world but are afraid that they might be squashed or shattered. God is our resting place where we can share with Him the struggles that sometimes consume our thoughts, He is safe and the best part is that we can leave all of them with Him in His capable Hands. Those same hands that bare the scars from the nails that bound Him to the cross but it was His divine love for you and for me that held him there.


Stephanie said...

Yes, sorrow fills our lives, but it's good to know that Jesus is with us all the time. I think it was a good point to note that once we get to Heaven, we will realize that we needed to pray to Him more often than we did. I know that even though I pray a lot, I think that I should be praying more and just giving everything up to the Lord. Thank you for this entry.

Dad and Mom said...

Dear Michelle,

Yes we all need to take everything to God in prayer. God's line is always open and He will listen to us no matter what time we call on Him.

We love you very much.

Love always, Dad and Mom xoxo