Wednesday, September 3, 2008

The Tender Heart of God


The heart of a father is strength, leadership, and discipline. Also, the heart of a father is tenderness and compassion. Whenever one of my kids fall and scrapes their knee or 'bonks' their head on the ground or coffee table, their whole world comes crumbling down.

The best thing to do is hold and craddle them until they quiet down. At that very moment, my child doesn't understand what has happened. One minute they are running around playing and giggling, then in a split second they injure themselves and cannot understand what their pain is. They are overwhelmed by emotion and their heart is hurt by confusion and insecurity.

How often we go through life happy and fulfilled. Then in a split second you open up your mail and find out that your house is foreclosing, the bills are piling up and you just don't have the means to pay them off - You just received a call about a dear one close to you has just passed away - Maybe your marriage is failing and there is such a loneliness in your life. Your heart is full of pain, confusion. . . and insecurities.

Our heavenly Father is there to hold you, comfort you, and He's singing a love song to quiet your soul.

Read this obscure passage that has changed my perspective, my love for God.

Zephaniah 3:17: "The LORD your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing." (NIV)

God will quiet you with His love. He is rejoicing and singing over you. Call out to your Daddy today! You mean so much to Him. The more you are hurting, the more fearful you are, the closer He gets.

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2 comments:

jane said...

I was given this passage when I was feeling very lonely. I know God loves each one of.
Bless you for this website and blog Jane

Heart Like Jesus said...

Dearest Jane,

I said a prayer for you today. I pray that God will fill you with His love and that you feel His presence wrapped around you.

May this passage remind you how priceless and wonderful you are.

Psalm 139:1-18

God Bless.