Break my heart for what breaks yours….
The truth is that if God did that it would not just be our hearts that were broken. We would be broken people. Our minds would be filled with the horrific things that flood our newspapers and television screens. We hear about the dreadful things that happen around the world; murders, kidnappings, natural disasters, poverty, abuse, suicides, the list is endless. God not only hears about it, He SEES it. We can only imagine the aftermath of those things but God actually sees it. He sees the homes destroyed because of earthquakes and forest fires. He sees the people who have lost everything. He sees people dying because they have not eaten for weeks, or even months. He sees children who are trying to come to terms with the horrible things they have been through. He sees the people who have felt as though life was too much for them and those that are left behind. He sees those who remain after a life has been cut short through human feelings and actions.
God sees all these things yet He still loves us all. He loves the people who murder, the people who take others away from their loved ones. He loves those who hurt others.
God is God and He is strong enough to take on the pain and suffering of this world. We are not! God can endure the evil because He is not human. We never could. That is why He takes on all the bad. He does it so we do not have to. His heart breaks so that ours can remain whole. To me, that is true love.
I know that You love me more than anyone else ever will. I am learning to love myself and to see myself the way You do. I know that You will never leave me to fend for myself. I trust in Your promises, the promises of protection and provision of strength to the weak. In my weakness I know that You are strong. Your strength and love carries me from one moment to the next. You are my peace when the storms threaten to steer me of course. You will never fail me, Your love will never fail me. I know that whatever happens in this life, I will not be alone. You are so good to me despite my failings, despite my shortcomings and imperfections. You are always good and that cannot change. You cannot be changed. I can be changed and I have been. Your love has changed me. Your longing for me has changed my life. You have called me by name. I am Yours and You are mine.
Where Your love ran red and my sin washed white, I’m in awe of You
Jesus died on the cross to pay my debt, a debt that I could never pay myself. He suffered because of me and my sin. Despite my imperfections and my failings He stretched out His arms and declared His love for me. It is only through His love that I am free.
93/365: Blood — Today marks one of the most important days in the Christian calender. Christians across the world will be remembering the day that Jesus died. His death was cruel and painful. He did not deserve what was thrown at Him. It should have been us on that cross. He was nailed to the cross because of us, because of our actions. But God loved us far too much to see us die. I would imagine that He loved Jesus so much more. His love for us saw Him sacrifice His only son. Jesus suffered and died on that cross because of God’s love for us. Jesus died so that we could live. We needed a Saviour because we would never be able to save ourselves.
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life (John 3 verse 16)
62/365: Sacrifice — When we sacrifice something we give it up. The reason many people make sacrifices is because of their love or admiration for another person. Sometimes we can sacrifice our own happiness to see someone else happy. We can sacrifice our time in order to help others. One of the greatest sacrifices that has been done for me is by my Saviour. God sacrificed His ONE and ONLY son for me. My sin held Jesus on the cross. My sin saw Jesus die a painful death. No other sacrifice will match or be greater. This one sacrifice changed my life as well as the lives of millions of people around the world.
There are so many of these videos on YouTube. My eyes fill with tears every time I watch them. God is so good!
50/365: Missing — We all miss something or someone. You can miss the days when you were younger and had no cares in the world. You can miss someone who has gone away. Today the miss I am feeling is overwhelming. I miss my gorgeous big brother. I miss his laughter and his smile. I miss him singing along to his music. I miss his hugs and kisses. The only comfort I have is knowing that he is resting in the arms of his Saviour. Missing you always xxx