Wednesday, March 21, 2012
I will say to the Lord, "My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust."
Beth Moore's words spoke to me this evening so I will share them with you.
"Life's way of reacting to a crushed, broken heart is to wrap tough sinews of flesh around it and tempt us to promise we'll never let ourselves get hurt again. But that's not God's way. Self-made fortresses not only keep love from going out; they keep love from coming in. And He knows we risk becoming captives in our own protective fortresses. Only God can put the pieces of our heart back together again, close up all the wounds, and bind it with a porous bandage that protects the heart from infection but keeps it free to inhale and exhale love."
I think this touched me tonight as I'm still praying for guidance on how to help my daughter's broken heart (bullying) and help her learn that she needs to look to God for the finishing touches and for the survival tactics she will need so she won't be a victim, but a strong godly woman that can rise above it all. That's a tall order for a ten year old!
This also touches me because I am still working my way out of so many pits that I've built fortresses around since childhood. Good reminder to keep plugging along and reaching heavenward.