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Friday, October 22, 2010

The Impenetrable Heart

He sees the child

His child...

The one He loves so much

His child is hurting...so He hurts, too...and waits for the words...

But the words do not come...

They are in the child’s heart, but the heart is barricaded within walls of stone...built with the rigidity of self-sufficiency...and the cry can not break through...

He places His hand on the chisel...

Gently and lovingly, He begins to tap on the side of the wall...

Slowly, a fissure forms...

Tenderly, His hand continues to carve as the rocks crumble...

And then, the unbreakable wall ruptures...

And the cleft of that once impenetrable heart, molds itself perfectly to cleave to the Rock of Ages...as the words tumble out...

HELP ME, GOD!


Even before they call,

I will answer;


while they are still speaking,

I will hear.

Isaiah 65:24 HCSB


Those words He longs to hear burst forth, even as His mighty hand grasps the weaker one...

and the child is safe...

and rests...

securely...

as pure love flows...

unobstructedly...

HEART TO HEART

Don’t be afraid,

for I am with you.

Don’t be discouraged,

for I am your God.

I will strengthen you and help you.

I will hold you up

with my victorious right hand.

Isaiah 41:10 NLT




22 thoughts:

Sandy said...

Isaiah 41:10 is a verse I
lean on time and time again.
I'm so sorry for all you've
had to go through lately,
Karen. And a death in the
family is always so very
painful. I wish I could take
some of your pain. Know that
I am thinking of you and
praying for you.
Love,
Sandy

Sharon Kirby said...

Oh Karen - tears are rolling down my face. This was so beautiful. Could I have your permission to copy this and place it in my faith notebook? I would like to have it to refer to - it was just so precious and encouraging. Especially since I know it came out of your heartache.

GOD BLESS!

Jerralea said...

Beautiful post, Karen! I've always loved Isaiah 41:10.

Denise said...

Thanks for sharing this sis, love you so very, very much.

Amanda said...

Karen, this is absolutely beautiful!

I loved this part especially:

And the cleft of that once impenetrable heart, molds itself perfectly to cleave to the Rock of Ages...as the words tumble out...

God bless you Karen,

love and hugs!

luvmy4sons said...

Absolutely beautiful like your heart from which it flows!

Joan said...

Oh Karen, this is beautiful. Thinking of you and praying for you, dear sister.

Blessings,
Joan

Angie Knight said...

Beautiful. You are all on my mind.

Love you.

Tammi said...

Wanted to stop by and was glad to see you back to blogging...but sorry to hear of news of a loss in your family. When I read this blog it meant so much to my heart. You have a way of putting into words some deep feelings that are very difficult for a lot of people to do....this is a special gift from the Lord. I clung to Isaiah 41:10 and Psalm 34:18 when my sister passed away suddenly. "The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit." That's a promise you can cling to, like a life-preserver! Sending hugs to you!! Will keep you in my prayers too.

Michelle said...

Great post!

So glad to see you back!

Stuff could always be worse said...

I love this post! He will hold us up during times of trouble, etc.
Thanks for being encouraging during these times.

Sharon Lynne said...

Thank you so much for Isaiah 41:10. It was just what I needed. Things are difficult, painful and complex at home (not blogable)

We all have challenges that keep us clinging to the Lord. Thank you for the reminder of his love.

LisaShaw said...

This has tenderly touched my heart today my dear sister.

Can you feel my arms of prayers around you? Love you.

Jackie said...

Hey Karen!

Beautiful "heart" words here.

Oh what comfort to know that He's is in the midst of us....never leaves or forsakes us.....His strong hand of love and comfort holds us and carries us!!

Have a blessed week!

HE IS FAITHFUL!!

Love and Hugs!
Jackie

Peggy said...

Blessings my dear Karen... another masterpiece of a heartfelt word! Hold on and reach that "child" and penetrate that heart with anointed words like these... this one hits too close to home! I read it with tears streaming the first time, and had to come back. And this time, I read it again and I heard the heart beat! May God truly help us and break through!
Isaiah 41...great words for peace in the storm!!! He is God! He hears! I know that you are calling out to Him for yourself and others.
Praying for you and your family as you requested. I love you and I pray that He strengthens you, comforts you and embraces your heart! Sending my arms and my heart to (((hug))) You.
Peace,
Peggy

Denise said...

Praying for you today..... this is beautiful and touched people hearts.....

Life ha been a bit tough the past few months..... Praying for you my sweet friend....

Talkin' Texan said...

Oh how I needed this today! Thank you!
Sorry I've not been by in a while. Looks like I've missed some important stuff? Praying God will bless you with joy today.

Connie Arnold said...

What a beautiful and moving post, Karen! Praying God's blessings on you and your family.

One Heart said...

Beautiful as usual, Karen. Actually full of hope. Thank you for sharing.

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

How many times over the last 2 months have these 2 simple words been the uttermost cry of my heart.

Help me!

And our God is always faithful to so just what he promised to do. One thing I am learning through my cancer is that my Daddy longs to comfort me; why do I so often try and go it alone?

Love you, Karen. Have a blessed day in Jesus.

peace~elaine

MCH Boys Ranch, Inc. said...

Beautiful...love this. So encouraging!

Peggy said...

Blessings Karen...

Just wanted to tell you that I LOVE this new background!!!

(((Hugs)))
Peggy

...and only one person came here from WFW... only two are here already that usually visit...so they were excused. So see, it does not matter if you link, few follow the link... Cathy, usually clicks on many of mine... But I did have quite a great turn out. So I'm thankful!

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