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Psalm 91:2

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."

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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.
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  • KAYLSLYNN
    I ADDED YOU AS FRIEND I THOUGHT WE ALL READY WERE. MY HEART BREAKS FOR YOUR DAUGHTER. YOU MAY REMEMBER WHEN OUR DAUGHTER HAD NOSE SURGERY IN FEB. RIGHT BEFORE GOING INTO SURGERY SHE GOT A CALL OUR ONLY GRANDDAUGHTER HER 11 YEAR OLD 5TH GRADER THAT SHE WAS EXPELLED FOR FIGHTING . WHICH WHEN OUR DAUGHTER GOT TO TALK TO HER IT WAS BECAUSE SHE HAD BEEN BEING BULLYING BY THIS GIRL SINCE CHRISTMAS AND SHE COULDN'T TAKE IT ANYMORE!!!!!!!!!!!!OUR GRANDDAUGHTER IS A GOOD CHRISTIAN LITTLE GIRL SHE LOVES THE LORD . WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO OUR WORLD WHEN LITTLE GIRLS CAN'T BE LITTLE GIRLS . MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU AND YOUR LITTLE GIRL. GOD BLESS YOU AND YOURS KAY emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2814 days ago
  • JENNY712
    THANK YOU for sharing! I care! You have touched many hearts with this post.
    Hugs and praying. Jenny emoticon






    2815 days ago
  • NELLIEC
    I am wondering if part of your daughter's brokenness about bullying started with the ex-g-ma's attitude. It certainly became a very sad situation and for the other bullying to be part of the picture on its heels would have been very painful. It seems that your daughter has a very tender heart -- which is good -- but she does need some help in guarding it.
    2815 days ago
  • LORIDREX
    I LOVED this! LOVE LOVE LOVE it! I had just recently had a difficult time in my relationship with my sister-in-law, and we had both hurt one another with this misunderstanding. We've been trying to patch things up, but we're both sad from the experience.

    I just pasted this to her in a message, and I know it will speak to her, too. Thank you for posting it, Janet! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2815 days ago
  • MUSICMOMOF2
    Thank you Janet! Still praying for you and your daughter.
    2815 days ago
  • AVANELL
    God's way is the way of forgiveness. When we don't forgive those who have hurt us it binds the hurts to us so they can continue to wound us over and over again. When we forgive those who hurt us it releases them from us and the hurtful things that have been done to us no longer have the power over us to continue hurting us. Forgiveness opens the channel for God's love to flow to us and through us. Encourage your daughter to forgive and rise above the hurts that have been done to her. God will take care of those who have mistreated her in His timing. He is the one who judges, not us. Place your trust in Him for He is faithful!
    2815 days ago
  • FORMERCURVYLADY
    Thank you for sharing this. It touched me too.
    2816 days ago
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