Healing The Brokenhearted

Tuesday, June 23, 2015
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After a six-year battle with cancer, my dear mother went home to Jesus at the age of 91. She truly loved the Lord and was a very strong woman. Mom totally depended on God for everything. She refused to take any medicine and said, "God will help me through this." And He did! She is now rejoicing around His throne, where we will meet again.

I am very happy for my mother because she fought a good fight and finished victoriously. But at the same time, my heart is breaking because I miss her so very much. When my father died fourteen years ago, I felt the same emotions, rejoicing for him but sad for myself because he wasn't here on earth with me. Somehow, since Mom is gone, it seems that my heart aches so much more. I loved both my parents the same, so maybe my heartache is more now because I know that I don't have either parent to turn to when I face difficulty.

When reading my daily devotions today, this Scripture spoke to my heart:

Psalm 10:14 – But You have seen, for You observe trouble and grief, to repay it by Your hand. The helpless commits himself to You; You are the helper of the fatherless. (NKJV)

Knowing that He does consider our trouble and grief and takes it in His hand is such a comfort to me now. If we commit ourselves to Him, He is the helper of the fatherless, which is what I was feeling like until I read this Scripture. Thank You, heavenly Father!

I know that we Christians will be reunited with our loved ones in Christ someday when it's our turn to go to that glorious heavenly home, but until then, we need to keep hiding and guarding His Word in our hearts and sharing it with others.

Prayer: Precious heavenly Father, thank You for Your Word. May it always guide us in everything we do and go through in this life. We love You and thank You for loving us. In Jesus' name, we pray. Amen.

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Gloria Coffey <gjmcquilts@yahoo.com>
Princeton, West Virginia, USA

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  • PresbyCan Feedback says:

    Thanks for the encouragement Gloria. God bless.

    Thank you for such an inspiring message. My wife is in hospital and not doing well and your message gives me such comfort. Thank you and may God Bless you for helping us in our time of need.

    Dear Gloria, when my husband died someone sent me a card with this verse on it.
    It so comforted me and I trust it will do the same for you.
    Psalm 116:15 Precious (important and no light matter) in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints (His loving ones). AMP

    Hi Gloria;
    Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us. My deepest sympathy to you on the loss of both your parents. As you know, God is with you through your grief and will grant you the peace that goes beyond human understanding. Keep writing!

    Hello Gloria
    Thank you for your beautiful message to start the day.
    I can relate to your pain of loss. I felt much the same when my parents died: especially my mother. Thankfully, we have our God and our family in Christ to ease the emptiness. One feels less of an orphan.
    Blessings and comfort to you.

    It is good to read a bit about your life. Our parents stay in our memory, and you are right about the meeting on high, where our Lord Jesus abides next to our Father. Jesus has said, He is coming again for all those in Him. Both those that are asleep, and those that still have have the breath of life in them.

    Hi Gloria,
    Thank you for explaining our ongoing loss when our parents have been called home and the comfort/knowledge we have in Christ.
    It’s sustaining to hear that it’s OK to miss them, especially when both are no longer here to love/counsel and give us the sense of all being right in the world.
    Our heavenly Father will never leave us and asks us to be courageous & strong. We can only do that because of him!

    Upon reading your devotional I was taken back to the burials of my parents and I remember the feelings of loss and loneliness becoming overwhelming. I realized then that I was being transported to a new realm of life. The paradigm had shifted and the grandparents no longer with us physically. It was time for us to step into the next stage of life according to God’s plan. Sadly my parents were no longer present to go to for advice etc. It was our turn to embrace this new role and know that God was there to uphold us. I pray that you too will feel His presence and may He continue to hold you in the palm of His hand.

    Dear Gloria,
    Thank you for sharing some helpful scriptures to reassure all of us, for we all suffer losses of loved ones. Your chosen verses help us to keep the glory of God’s “forever in heaven” in mind.

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