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His Grieving Heart.....

Have you ever stopped to think if God ever grieves? If His heart actually does break? I do, every time my heart is broken, and I usually ask, " Lord does this break your heart as well? "  When those I love make a choice I know will cause them pain my heart starts to hurt. My heart breaks when I know I can not stop the choices being made nor can I halt the sting of correction that will come. I know we are constantly growing and learning in life, however, when I can see the outcome, the broken pieces before they shatter, my heart's grief is unstoppable.
Many times we see where the Lord had to take drastic measures in the correction of His people. As harsh as it was I believe His heart broke time and time again.
Jeremiah 9:1
Oh, that my head were waters, and my eyes a fountain of tears, that I might weep day and night for the daughter of my people!

In this verse I can see God's grief  through the weeping prophet, Jeremiah. I believe if the Lord grieved through Jeremiah, He also grieves through me and my tears as well. Jeremiah lived in a time when God's children had turned their back to Him, a time where the choices they made had the Lord grieving for a nation He called His own. I believe we are once again living in a time where the Lord grieves for His children; a world that has forsaken the love of God and turned what was once righteousness for the Kingdom to blasphemy of the flesh.


God doesn't play the blame game like we do. There is no finger pointing belittling of words shame game from Him. I believe  He grieves for His children and His heart hurts to see the world torn apart from all sides. He weeps for what He created in love, destroyed by hate. I know the devastation of my own heart when I see  Gods intentions become twisted to justify the wrong of this world. Jeremiah's heart cried for those who had forsaken the way of the Lord, as mine cries now.

However the good news, the good good news, just as there was hope for those in Jeremiah's days, there is hope for us today.

2 Chronicles 7:14
If my people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.

He gives us four things to do.......
Humble ourselves, pray, seek and turn.

And then He tells us the three things He will do......
Hear, forgive and heal!

Those three things are a promise from Him, the love of the Father, wanting to heal all that has become broken over the vast lands He created for all whom He loves. Though His heart may grieve, it is still full of love......

Love for us all.

Humble, pray, seek and turn..............


 Forever His Daughter,

Stacey








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