For the Broken

  • 11 March 2019

Last year, my most-read post was one I wrote in 2014 titled “I’ve Been Broken (but I’ve Been Blessed).” Broken people are not just out in the world somewhere; they are also in the Church. The fact that a post from 4 1/2 years ago is still my post popular proves that fact.

I think of the old song that said:

He never said you’d only see sunshine
He never said there’d be no rain
He only promised a heart full of singing
And at the very things that once brought pain

(from the song Give Them All to Jesus written by Phillip Johnson & Bob Benson, Sr.)

I don’t actually remember a verse where God promised that, but I do know from experience that He often grants that. It’s when we trust Him in the bad times that we realize as Henry and Hazel Slaughter sang that we “don’t need to understand; we just need to hold His hand.” That is where true joy comes from, along with the peace that passes all understanding.

I wasn’t thinking of this when I started this post but, in closing, I would like to ask prayer for fellow blogger David Bruce Murray whose father passed away on Saturday. The funeral is tomorrow (Tuesday). I’m thankful that I have not yet experienced the loss of a parent but I can imagine how heartbreaking that must be. And yet, what a blessing to know that we will be reunited one day with those who love Jesus. David is the founder of Music Scribe, where I write a Sunday devotional when I’m able. He’s been supportive of my writing and some of my other business ventures, and my heart goes out to him and his family during this difficult time.



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  1. Scotty Searan - March 11, 2019 at 9:24 PM

    WE may never realize how many people we meet who are broken.

    Some broken people remain soft and pliable and able to be bounce back from hard broken conditions.

    Yet some people who are broken become hard and bitter.

    I am a realist and some think I am hard. But life has it up and downs but we must go one.

    I have suffered through the death of my parents and 3 sisters who died with cancer.

    I suffered losing my mother, my sister and a brother-in-law in period of 4 months.

    I have lost close friends and acquaintances.

    But I continue on through life without much mourning.

    This Makes me think of song that I have always loved by Lowell Lundstrom more than 50 years ago.


    Life is full of heartaches and broken dreams
    To live is not always as easy as it seems
    But God is so faithful so very true
    And He really cares about you

    Don’t doubt or deny it
    See what God has done
    To prove that He loved us
    He gave us His Son
    Thank God for the answer
    You know it’s true
    That He really cares about you

    Hearts that have been broken can be renewed
    Christ knows how you’re feeling for His was broken too
    Just pray and believe Him, that’s what to do
    For He really cares about you

    I hope you enjoy it.

    • Sony Elise - March 12, 2019 at 10:56 AM

      Thank you, Scotty. I always appreciate your insights. I’m the opposite of you. I haven’t known a lot of loss yet but I know that day will come, and I trust that God will give me His grace when I need it.

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