Posted by: Marge Gower | April 22, 2013

God’s Loving Arms


10-JESUS-ARMS-362x255 The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. Psalm 34:19 NIV

Do you have the faith of a child, when your heart is broken hearted or spirit is crushed? Do you reach for the Lord’s guidance? Are you aware that’s when the Lord is the closest to you? When you have no earthly answers, defeat descends. When you need him through trials in your life, He will surround you with His peace. Have you ever said, “I don’t know how I got through this?” God’s love got you through your troubles.

My son-in-law became ill and each time my phone rang, I worried. John was in the last stages of cancer.  Nicole (4) and Joshua (1) visited John in the hospital. He managed to rally around. John’s small gestures of love came through God’s loving care, which lifted his children’s crushed spirits. He was awake long enough to momentarily heal their hearts and say good-bye. God enveloped them all through everyone’s prayers.

Did I get angry? Yes, anger is a part of grief. Did I ask “why”? Yes, because I couldn’t figure out why any young person had to depart. Especially, when they babies asking the same questions for which we had no answers. We reached to our father, when our spirits were crushed. In our brokeness, we chose to reach for the closeness of the Lord and his comfort. That’s the only way we made it through.

Lord, help us be as present to you, as you are to us. Help us feel your arms enveloping us and feeling your loving care.  Wrap your love around us and don’t let us go.

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