Saturday, August 29, 2009

Mending Broken Hearts

At one time or another we all experience a broken heart. Loss is part of living and death is a part of life. Today our Daily Guidepost devotional spoke about how we can help mend the broken hearts of others. Writer Marilyn Morgan King answered that question in her devotional by using the word HELP.

H: Hold…. the hurting one.

E: Encourage the hurting one to talk about their pain.

L: Listen with all your heart, soul and spirit.

P: Pray for their wholeness (and healing).

May God be with each of you who this day are helping others or are yourselves mending from a broken heart, whether it be from the death of a loved one, the loss of a relationship, or one of the many other reasons a broken heart occurs. May you be reminded this day of God’s love and compassion.. He, too, waits to hold you, encourage you, listen to you, and bring you healing and wholeness.

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RCUBEs said...

That is a great reminder as we all go through that stage in each of our lives. I like the meaning of "HELP" and may it be etched in my heart and mind as my own or others' hearts break. So I may also encourage them with the love that comes from the Greatest Comforter. Blessings to you sister. Have a great weekend.

Denise said...

So helpful, bless you.

SmilingSally said...

We need to think more of others and less of ourselves.

Lisa said...

What a lovely post! I know you bring encouragement and"HELP" to many.:)

enchanting cottage said...

What a beautiful post! I have never seen this before,when ever I see the words or hear them I will now thing of each one of these meaning.Thank-you so much for sharing this today.

Mevely317 said...

What a wonderful acronym, Renee!
I'm especially attuned to the "L" ... sometimes I'm guilty of forgetting (that) there's a BIG difference between hearing and listening.

Thank you for sharing this today!


Clif said...

A few days ago I received a new book in the mail that I am going to be reviewing. It is, You Were Born For This by Bruce Wilkinson. A quote on the back says:"You were born to walk out your door each morning believing that God will use you to deliver a necessary miracle to someone in need."

Sarah Dawn said...

I love it ... HELP!

Just stopping by from Spiritual Sundays. Delighted in my visit.

If you have a prayer request or a passion to battle on your knees, I invite you to the battle at my blog.

Blessings from Costa Rica,
Sarah Dawn

Charlotte said...

This is so good. Thank you for the advice and reminder of how we need to be there for others.

Ms.Daisy said...

Hi Renee,
Wonderful reminder of what we should be doing for friends and neighbors in times of need!


Ms.Daisy said...

Hi Renee,
Wonderful reminder of what we should be doing every day for our friends and neighbors in times of need.


Jan Lyn said...

Broken hearts are everywhere. Thanks for this advice and reminder of our Comfortor and to allow God to work through us to comfort others as well.

Blessings and Peace to your heart, Renee.

Regina said...

Nice post!Thanks for sharing.