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Sunday, March 3, 2013


A few weeks ago I sang with great joy about the love God brought into my life.

 Today I come before you, heart-broken. I learned that the man who proclaimed his love for me, to whom I freely gave my love, is married although separated. 

I know grief. . .and the symptoms of a roiling stomach, an exhausted mind, aching joints and a heavy heart are familiar companions.  So at the moment, I cling to God, to His goodness, His love. He is my lifeline when everything around me shakes. 

Out of my pain, I offer a beautiful hymn by Charles Wesley.  I would love to hear from you, favorite verses or hymns that you turn to in times of grief and sorrow. 

Jesus, lover of my soul, let me to Thy bosom fly,
While the nearer waters roll, while the tempest still is high.
Hide me, O my Savior, hide, till the storm of life is past;
Safe into the haven guide; O receive my soul at last.

Other refuge have I none, hangs my helpless soul on Thee;
Leave, ah! leave me not alone, still support and comfort me.
All my trust on Thee is stayed, all my help from Thee I bring;
Cover my defenseless head with the shadow of Thy wing.

Wilt Thou not regard my call? Wilt Thou not accept my prayer?
Lo! I sink, I faint, I fall—Lo! on Thee I cast my care;
Reach me out Thy gracious hand! While I of Thy strength receive,
Hoping against hope I stand, dying, and behold, I live.

Thou, O Christ, art all I want, more than all in Thee I find;
Raise the fallen, cheer the faint, heal the sick, and lead the blind.
Just and holy is Thy Name, I am all unrighteousness;
False and full of sin I am; Thou art full of truth and grace.

Plenteous grace with Thee is found, grace to cover all my sin;
Let the healing streams abound; make and keep me pure within.
Thou of life the fountain art, freely let me take of Thee;
Spring Thou up within my heart; rise to all eternity.
--Charles Wesley


Cathy Shouse said...

So sorry to hear this. A couple of my favorite hymns:
It is Well With My Soul and In the Garden.
Praying that you will find peace about this.

Anonymous said...

Darlene, I am so deeply sorry for your heartache. Best wishes and love to you.

Julie Jarnagin said...

Oh, Darlene. I'm so sorry. Praying for your hurting heart.