My husband and I took a long needed break away from home on Friday and came back yesterday. Overnight trips often revive us especially when the scenery is beautiful. The change of pace, the lack of having to be somewhere, where the time is yours. It doesn't take long though to get back to the real hard things of life.
After salvation, I'm much more emotional than I've ever been. I love the song that says "break my heart Lord for what breaks yours." I consider it a blessing to have, at times, a broken heart. I know that goes against what most of us want. I would love to be happy all the time. I would love to look at the positive side. I would love to wear a smile and say that everything is just fine. But we all know better than that. I don't go around being Mrs. Doom and Gloom, the forever pessimist, looking only for the bad, but I do believe there is the proper moment for gladness and the proper moment to be somber. Today my heart breaks for:
*the homosexual couple that we saw in a store on our way back home yesterday
*the wayward adult children we know
*the unsaved family and friends we have
*the unemployed friends who desperately need a job
*the people who desperately need Christ
Those are the things we came back to. The real stuff of life. I can't be happy about that. But I can take it to the Lord. I can name names to Him. He already knows but He wants us to intercede for those we love and care about. And when the hurt is too deep, we can ask the Holy Spirit to intercede for us "with groans that words cannot express." (Romans 8:26)
Please take EVERYTHING to the Lord today. Intercede for those you know and those you do not know but need to be prayed for. It's the only thing to do when your heart breaks.
God bless you today.