God’s Thoughts to Me
The Child is destined to cause many in Israel to fall, but He will be a joy to many others. He has been sent as a sign from God, but many will oppose Him …. and a sword will pierce your own soul. (Luke 2:34, NLT)
He Never Promised us a Rose Garden
Life has taught me a valuable lesson. Suffering causes one of two things; it either breaks us, or, it draws us deep into the life and arms of our Pappa God.
Suffering also has another tendency. It causes many to blame their Pappa as the cause of all their woes. Others would rant and rave against our God, whilst hammering their fists against His chest. But He understands our limited human nature.
After all, He created us and knows how our machinery works.
He listens with so much compassion as we ask Him those difficult Martha questions. (John 11:21).
May they know that not one grief-filled sigh or sob will escape their hearts without Him knowing … crying and collecting all their tears.
May He bless these dear folks as they grieve and mourn over their loved ones. Let us ask our Lord Jesus to hold them tight in His Loving Embrace as they pound against His chest.
Let He be the Rock they fall on when their world seems to disintegrate as the sword of suffering pierces their souls.
May they receive mercy not to oppose Him like Simeon has prophesied. Instead, let us beseech our Pappa to draw them closer, into a deeper level of His life and love than ever before.
Much love XX
Today I am linking up with Jane at Monday Morning Meditation where we send our condolences and pay our respects to the families and community of the Newtown shooting. You are welcome to join us at http://girlmeetspaper.com/