I'd like to welcome you to my new blog. I have multiple friends who will also be joining me here as contributing writers. It's our desire to offer hope and encouragement to hurting hearts. I still have my other blogs at Wordpress where you can receive my Daily Prayer, Note To Self: Daily Reminders For The Broken Hearted and Promises For The Broken Hearted
It’s through adversity and the storms of life that we learn to trust in God and learn we can rely upon Him...we learn that His promises are true. The Bible says "Blessed are those who mourn for they shall be comforted." God is known as The God of All Comfort. He comforts us in all of our troubles. We don't have to wonder where God is in the midst of our struggles. He is with us, comforting us and collecting our tears. God wastes nothing in our lives friends. The knowledge and wisdom you have gained from what you have endured and survived will be used to offer hope, encouragement and comfort to someone down the road. There is great comfort in finding someone who can relate to what you have experienced. C.S. Lewis once said, " Friendship is born at the moment when one man says to another, "What! you too? I thought that no one but myself..." It is comforting to know we are not alone and we are understood.
My favorite scripture is Romans 8:28 ….it also ties in with this topic. “All things work together for good for those who are called according to his purpose.” I find part of “the good”, that comes from my trials is to be able to help comfort others as they navigate down a hard road I've already been on.
I had a friend ask me, “what does that mean….that things work for good? How can good come out of bad?” I used the example of John Walsh. John Walsh became a public figure after his six-year-old son Adam, was kidnapped and murdered in 1981. Because of what he had been through, Mr. Walsh successfully advocated Congress to create the Missing Children’s Act. He served on the board of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. He also became the host of the show, America’s Most Wanted. The show began profiling missing persons, especially children, in 1991. They had over 1,000 captures as a result of their show. This is an example of something good that has come out of a tragic situation. John Walsh did not want his son’s death to be in vain or for other parents to go through what he had endured. Because of his experience and tragic loss, he has helped countless families be reunited with their missing children. In addition, many criminals have been brought to justice for their crimes.
When we go through a difficult situation, or experience a loss, it gives us compassion and empathy for others who are going through similar circumstances. We also learn from our own experience how to pray for others and how to offer hope, encouragement and comfort because we know what comforted and helped us.
Is there some area in your life that has caused your heart to be broken? Is there some area where God can use that brokenness to help others? It actually can be quite healing for our own hearts to reach out to others in need...
Thank you Lord for wasting nothing in our lives. Thank you for working all things together for good for those who love you. Please lead us and guide us to someone who could use some hope, encouragement and comfort today.
Blessings to you friends!
Hope For The Broken Hearted