Straight to the Heart: Hear It on Sunday, Use It on Monday

Monday May 16, 2011

Her story was painful, even without all the details. You could hear the anguish that resulted from the disappointment, disapproval, and rejection she endured every day.

She tried, but she couldn’t let go of it.

“I believed more in the pain of my past than in His power to love me unconditionally,” she said.

How often do I do that – believe more in me, in what I want to hold onto, than in Him and His power?

But the good times and bad, the hard and the easy – none is wasted by a Father who loves us through it all.

All those cracks, all that brokenness?

They form the perfect path in.
And His love goes straight to the heart.

Linking up today with Michelle at Graceful for Hear it on Sunday, Use it on Monday.


Jennifer said...

"But the good times and bad, the hard and the easy – none is wasted by a Father who loves us through it all. "--knowing this truth about the Father is what gets me through the bad times. It's wonderful to know that He can take our messes and make something beautiful!

Deidra said...

I'm so glad my mess doesn't freak Him out!

Karen said...

Laura, I love that. the cracks are where His love comes in. Hard, but beautiful lesson.

Faith said...

This was great Laura. Thank you. I am so very thankful that He can deal with my past.....and He HAS!!!!

Anonymous said...

So true. God's love is unconditional and I always put a condition on it.


I am popping over from Gg - Notes on the Journey to say thanks from the bottom of my heart for your recent support during my dad's open heart surgery. He is doing so well.

Over 60 comments with prayers and well wishes, including yours. Such sweetness. It helped me not feel quite so alone, having recently moved to Chicago.


Michelle DeRusha said...

I love the simplicity of this post, Laura. You get straight to the point, and it's one I need to hear again and again.

So grateful for your know that, right?!

Unknown said...

Many times, it is only through the pain of the past that we realize we need a Healer. I'm so thankful that I wasn't too broken for Him. I'm so thankful that he loved me and healed me.

Anonymous said...

I believe it the cracks and blemsihes in our lives that lets God's grace shine through us to others.

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