Sunday, August 7, 2011

God is Close to the Broken-Hearted

  The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saves such as be of a contrite spirit
~ Psalm 34:18

"Dear sweet mother, why do you cry?
Don't you know that your God is nigh?
He is closer to you than your very breath,
He will never forsake you, not even in death.

He created you for His joy and pleasure
And has chosen you as a special treasure,
He has graven your name on His very own palm,
He'll come to your aid with His mighty right arm.

He is your Source, He will fill your cup,
When you are down, He will lift you up.
You don't have to stay sad, for He is your Joy,
He'll help you to conquer those things that annoy.

God has given you children, which are your glory
To enrich your life and help write your story,
You're in God's perfect will for this is your calling,
He'll help you each day and keep you from falling.

You can't do it alone for your strength is weak,
Trust in the Lord and things won't seem so bleak.
Look to the Lord, not the problems you face,
You'll be amazed the way He gives you His grace.

A joyful mother is what He wants you to be,
Filling your home with gladness and glee,
Counting your blessings and praising the Lord
For His daily mercies and love out-poured."

~ Poem wrote by Nancy Campbell of Above Rubies

Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.
~ Psalm 30:5

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Pamela said...

Beautiful! 24 years ago today our Sarah when to Heaven. I've proven that God is close to the Broken Hearted. I am so thankful for His joy!

Lynda said...

So beautiful! I need to print this and put it on my bathroom mirror to read daily. Thank you for posting it, and for linking it at Women of Noble Character. God bless you!

AmberFaith said...

Hello! Newest follower from the Say Hi Sunday blog hop! Would love for you to stop by and follow back, whenever you get a chance. Have a great week! (:


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momstheword said...

That is a beautiful poem, thank you for sharing. God has proven over and over that He is so faithful and that our tears are precious to Him!

Thanks for linking up to Making Your Home Sing Monday.

Erika said...

That is beautiful! Thank you for sharing that. I've been discouraged lately and that was so uplifting as I start my week with my 4 young children. Thanks!

I’m a new follower from the blog hop. I hope you’ll stop by my blog too! Have a fantastic week!
Musings From a SAHM

The Adventurer said...

What a beautiful poem. Thanks for sharing it on the NOBH:)

Misty said...

This is such a heart warming post. It spoke right to me and my situation. Thank you so much for sharing this, offering very uplifting words and for the great reminder.


shopannies said...

love this post so often my oldest daughter will get so frustrated at being a mother and the stress of it all I will share this with her

Irene Cortez said...

Your post is very inspiring and uplifting, Angie. I am not married yet, nor do I have children, but your poem is a great source of strength for people who are down and discouraged. Thank you for being such a blessing!

Take care and God bless. :-)


Jennifer said...

Thanks for this encouraging poem! Nancy Campbell and Above Rubies never fail to encourage me. Thanks for sharing.

I'm following your blog now. It is so great to have a fellow "conservative" that always shares my passion for health. Many blessings to you today!

Nicole said...

I love this!! Thanks so much for sharing it!!

Michelle said...

I agree...this is beautiful!

You have a wonderful blog.

I am visiting from `Coming Alive in Christ`

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