This past week I had coffee with a friend.
She told me some horrifying news....news that made me go home and lock my bedroom door and cry deep. The kind that breaks your heart and makes you want live your life in such a way that you change lives---so that the heart shattering things of life will stop destroying people.
And then I remembered.
I remembered years ago when my own heart was broken. Shattered into a million tiny jagged pieces. Not unlike slivers of shattered glass....everywhere.
How I cried out to the Lord---Lord, how could you do this to me? How could this pain be so bad?
It honestly felt like I lived in the valley of death. Life stopped and I didn't know how to move on. I clung tight to His word. I remember needing to get away. I escaped to the library and held tight to my Bible. I had a highlighter and marked anything that was a glimmer of hope in the Scriptures and of promise in that old faithful book. Tears pouring over the pages. Tears that were refining me and the Word that was purifying me.
With Satan over my shoulder breathing lies.
I held on to His Word for dear life.
And this is what I prayed for my dear friend over coffee.
Friends, do you know that even though your heart is broken and you feel that it can never be mended that the Lord is the Lord of Miracles?
He makes ALL things new. Your marriage, your home, your relationships.
You must leave and trust everything into His Hands. You are safe with Him. He is Your refuge.
Trust when you cannot see in the darkness. Grasp tightly onto His hand and let Him lead you through that dark valley--and don't ever think of letting go.
He will lead you out.
My heart now has since been healed. The million shattered pieces that I thought was beyond repair was now replaced, made new, and stronger than ever. It was a supernatural healing. The kind that only comes from Him. The Lord that Heals---Jehovah Rapha.
Don't be afraid.
He loves you.
He will never leave you or forsake you.
There is nothing He can't heal.
He makes all things new.
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