LSOF: A heart for the broken

From deep inside my heart I can honestly tell you, I know what pain feels like.
I’ve experienced every hurt imaginable in some context, some were at the fault of others, and some of it was at the fault of myself.
I can tell you though, that because of my pain, God has given me the gift to relate to anyone.

I can honestly tell you, that I much rather spend my time around those who are broken then those who think they have it all together.

The broken are honest.

I texted my friend the other day, and I thanked her through the experiences she has had. She has taught me to just be honest. Brutally honest. People don’t need us to sugar-coat everything all the time. Most of the time, they respect us MORE out of our honesty.

Everyone who is a huge part of my world, they have experienced deep pain too.

I have a heart for the broken. I love praying for them, and spending time with them.
I think it says that it is a rarity in this world to have that quality in a person.
Most people shrug those in pain away as quick as they can.
They don’t even realize it sometimes.
I hope my heart will help teach the world to see otherwise, and turn from their fears,
or their own hesitation for whatever reason in being there for those who need it.

I love Twitter for so many reasons, but one of them is being in contact with the unlikely.
I have met a few people who feel really lost and alone. God has taught me not to be the advice giver, because its easy to be rung dry, but to just be their friend. Just hear them out.

I’ve been up sometimes 3am talking on the phone to someone who was hurting, I’ve driven miles, I’ve sent gifts, cards and whatever….just so that person knows they are loved deeper than they are hurting.

I am not sharing all this to talk myself up at all, I am sharing this to tell you that God has a heart for those hurting around you right now, and He might just be asking you to take a look around and see who is in your life that really needs His love right now.

This blog is based on God’s mercy in my life, and I want every person who has visited here to know that.

He is bigger than any situation, and He loves you deeper than where you are hurting.

This passage below I have dreamed I was reading on a few occassions. I do believe it is my life verse.
I do believe it is yours too. To be there for others, and for Him to comfort you.

Isaiah 61:1-3

The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me,
because the LORD has anointed me
to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
to proclaim freedom for the captives
and release from darkness for the prisoners,[a]
2 to proclaim the year of the LORD’s favor
and the day of vengeance of our God,
to comfort all who mourn,
3 and provide for those who grieve in Zion—
to bestow on them a crown of beauty
instead of ashes,
the oil of joy
instead of mourning,
and a garment of praise
instead of a spirit of despair.
They will be called oaks of righteousness,
a planting of the LORD
for the display of his splendor.

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