Monday, November 21, 2011

Shattered Places

The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit, A broken and a contrite heart
These, O God, You will not despise.
(Psalm 51:17, NKJV)

Do you ever feel like all you ever have to offer the Lord is a broken heart-a broken spirit? That's ok. He will not despise that. He says that our praise is a sweet sacrifice to Him, whether it's on a day filled with joy or filled with pain. Are you going through a betrayal? He's been there. He was betrayed by one of His closest friends, remember? If you're going through the loss of a child-a loved one, bring it to Him. Bring Him your broken pieces. Your broken heart doesn't go unnoticed by a loving and faithful God. Ladies, I can assure you, He will bring you through to the other side. When He does, you will have so much to thank and praise Him for! Until then though, let's praise Him in the midst of our pain, in the midst of our broken heart.

Father, hold these precious ladies in your arms of love. Remind them that they're not alone. Lord, we love you!


  1. So TRUE! He's been there and done it all, and triumphed over it!

    And I think the sacrifice of praise, especially when we're overwhelmed by burdens, is the sweetest praise of all.

    Have a wonderful thanksgiving!
    Love you, sweet friend!!

  2. Thank you for your words of encouragement this morning. Yes, He loves the sacrifice of praise, and I believe it's especially sweet to Him when it comes through the pain.

    Love you!

  3. Wow Jamie! This is beautiful. You know how I feel about praise - it is a key to the Kingdom. Thank you for this reminder. I love you!

  4. This is a beautiful post, and I've been there and came out on the other side thanks to Him. Blessings, BJ

  5. Beautiful Jamie!!!! Thank you for the encouraging words. Your friend forever! Debbie