Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Just When I Think I Have No More Tears~

................ they start falling again!  Has your heart ever been broken? Mine has a time or two but never broken and shattered to pieces. My Father's death has broken mine to itty bitty pieces. What broke your
heart?  Cruelty? Failure? Unfaithfulness? Loss? Grief sends us into the darkness to cry.

It is good to cry. My Grandma Baker said it cleanses the soul~ well my soul should be good and clean. Tears are the only cure for weeping, a little crying does one good."~  said scottish preacher George MacDonald.

Jesus cried over the death of his friend Lazarus ~

John 11:35King James Version

Jesus wept.

His heart was broken too. I do believe that our tears attract the Lord's attention~ His lovingkindness and His tender care. He has wrapped His arms around me in many special ways the past week. He sees the sleepless nights. His heart aches when His children mourn. He weeps along with us. Tears are a language that only God understands. 

He is the God of comfort.

2 Corinthians 1:3-4

King James Version (KJV)

 3Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort;
 4Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God. 

I am thankful for the people in my life~ God uses His people to comfort one another.

Tears come way to much in this life~ along with the need to comfort. While my heart has been so blessed by my loved ones and friends ~when your heart is in itty bitty pieces you need a future and a hope. Know today that God loves you and one day He will wipe away all tears. (Rev. 21:4) We are so dear to Him that one day He will Himself wipe away all our tears.

Remember today~ Our Father cares and shares in our sorrow!
Now that is something to celebrate today!

Matthew 5:4

King James Version (KJV)

 4Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.


Marydon said...

Oh, sweet Carrie! I offer you my ear, heart & shoulder since we are so far apart. May he sit at the feet of Jesus in peace & eternal rest surrounded by joys.

My hardest tears were when my wee son became an angel. Life has given many tears & pain but I know that God is with me, He holds me up & He will bring me solace. May God do the same for you, sweet friend.

Know that you are in prayer being lifted ... many hugs & love.

Tina said...

I'm so sorry for your pain. But, yes, you're so right. Jesus is our comforter. He see our tears. I'm praying that Jesus continue to comfort you and help heal your pain.

annie said...

Carie, I have been there, with my Momma's passing, I know what this feels like. She passed away, us kids surrounding her bed, my right arm wrapped around her head. My other hand holding her left arm. All six of us around her.

That night after I finally was home, an elderly gentleman from our church, whom we had been praying for salvation, called me and asked if there was anything he could do for me. I told him I didn't want to lose him, he was my brother, and I wanted him to accept the Lord, so we would always be together. He prayed there on the phone with me, and accepted Christ as his own. He had been in the church for years with his wife, and never had accepted Christ. he was in his 70's.

On the night of my Momma's visitation, he and his grown stood with me in the receiving line! My other siblings were in the room, but they were with me. The Lord is not slack, He wastes nothing, not even the difficult things. All works for good, even the most heart wrenching. The days will come again for you to be in joy, even in the midst of your tears, the seeds for your harvest are coming to bear you fruit.

Treasures Evermore said...


HOPE said...

Dear Carrie...I am so sorry and touched by your need of prayer at this time. My heart aches with you.

Please know that you are in my

God bless and give you courage and strength.


Sue said...

Carrie, I am so sorry for your loss, and know about those tears as I lost my dad years ago, and am so thankful for that blessed Hope that God has given to us all.
Your Grandma Baker was so right about tears, When God created us, He could have made us without the tear ducts, but He knew that though our eyes we could release the pain in our souls, I am so thankful that God so loved me that He knew I would be needed this release. Please know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

So sorry for your loss....and so understand the power of tears. May you sense His comfort as you walk out the full season of grief.

Sue said...

Carrie, my heart breaks with yours. This wound is such a deep one. I will continue to pray for you, but keep the tears coming, and never let anyone tell you you've cried enough. Only you and God will know when you've cried enough.

Big, big, hugs my friend.

The Whirling Dirvish said...

People never seem to comprehend the grief that comes along with the loss of a parent unless they have felt the grief. My prayers are with you and the family during this painful time. "God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference." During times of deep grief, the "Footprints" poem brings me comfort. I pray that it brings you comfort as well. :) :) Hugs my friend.

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Anonymous said...

Sorry for your loss, but rejoicing with your dad, he has won the victory. I lost my dad 26 years ago, the loss does ease but the sadness will catch you by surprise. I know that when I got married, I wished he could meet my husband, I know they would be good friends. When my children were born, I wished he could have been there, that he could see all the things they have done, how wonderful they are turning out to be. That he could be at their games, celebrate their birthday, on and on, but I would not wish him back. His victory is won, and he doesn't have to struggle here. It will be simular for you, everyone is different. It is ok to miss him, remember him and cry, it is all good. Pray that you will be able to "crawl" onto your Heavenly Father's lap and find the comfort and that you will have peace in knowing He has the big picture and that He doesn't make mistakes, His timing is never off. That doesn't mean we can't be sad and morn, just know we can trust Him. Tell Him all that is on your heart, He knows anyway.

Marmee's Pantry said...

Bless your heart, dearest Carrie. I'm praying for you & your family. The II Cor. verse your quoted became my "life verse" in 1986 when our little girl died. I wrote that verse in all of our thank you notes & it has come true time & time one can comfort another like those who have had the same experience & been comforted by the Lord through it all.

Tonight is my mom's viewing & tomorrow her funeral. The Lord will turn our mourning into laughter in His good time.

Blessings from Ohio...Kim<><

Kristy Quinn said...

I've been missing from the Blog world due to a really trying year. I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. :(

My father passed away holding my hand 9 years ago and it broke my heart into a million pieces. I wanted to die. He was my pillar in life... the only person in my family who understood me and quite honestly, at the time, my best friend. It was so hard to breathe without him there. I didn't quite know what to do and I knew no one would understand the intense pain I was feeling including my family. I felt so alone.

I was in my early twenties. I wasn't a Bible reader and I didn't know God's promises. My father was a strong Christian so I wasn't too worried about him. As for me, I was broken, almost beyond repair. I wanted to die and then God sent me a baby that lived in my womb until I was strong enough to go on. Then at 5 months gestation, on my father's first birthday after he passed (I scheduled it for this day to make it happy)I went to a regular Obgyn appt and found out my baby left me too. My baby had accomplished what God created it to do... to save its mommy's life, and that it did. I no longer wanted to end my life but I was still quite broken.

All these years later, the Lord has worked in me and I am still sad but at peace about his death. The ache in my heart for my father has never left, however. Only now, I read the Bible to comfort me and know that one day I will see him again.

*hugs to you my friend*



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