Friday, October 3, 2008

Are You Hurting?

Are you hurting?

Are you being persecuted without cause?

I'm so sorry if you are hurting.

May our Father pour in the oil and the wine into your aching heart and bind up all your wounds. You are loved.

Hear the words of our Lord...

~Blessed are you when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their company, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the son of man's sake.

~Rejoice ye in that day, and leap for joy: for behold, your reward is great in heaven: for in like manner did their fathers unto the prophets.

~Woe unto you when all men shall speak well of you!

~But I say unto you which hear, love your enemies, do good to them which hate you, bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you.

If praying for your persecutors proves difficult, ask the Lord to love through you. Stephen's ability to pray for his persecutors at his stoning did not come through some virtue of his own. It came because of his being full of God's Spirit. We can forgive those who have hurt us too, if we let Him love through us. Jesus also asked the Father to forgive those who crucified Him. And the Father answered that prayer.

Be healed in Jesus' name!


Mya said...

Thank you for your happy thoughts on my blog post. There is so much to be thankful for. Who cares what the media says. Have a safe and happy trip.

Holly said...

Thanks, Mya!

I was glad that you're not wanting anything to steal your joy! Aren't you glad that the media only has as much influence in our lives as we let it have?

~ Hearts ~

SherryRoseBella said...

Hi Holly!! Happy Birthday!!! I hope your day is filled with love, family, friends & lots of birthday cake! Have a wonderful visit with those grandbabies!!!
hugs, Sherry

Somewhere In Time- Christie (yardsalequeen) said...

Hey Holly! This is a beautiful post....I love Jesus' words and isn't it amazing how his words instantly heal broken hearts, The photo is amazing! I love your blog! Hope you have a great weekend!

Holly said...

Thanks for the Birthday wishes, Sherry! I'm going to miss being on the blogs while I'm gone! Hope all is going well with your dress venture!

~ Hearts ~

Holly said...

Thanks, Queenie!

Jesus' words are my favorite words in the world! One of the reasons He came was to heal the broken hearted. He is so good!

~ Hearts ~