Reblog: When we weep {And then there are no more tears} | acupofbliss

You see, one can choose to die of a broken heart or one can choose to be reborn out of the shattered pain. Choose to live again. Choose to beat in tempo with the ebb and flow of the stream of days.

Yet, when this type of transformation is made, it is not our heart that beats again, but rather HIS. You see, when the heart has felt so much grief, then it can’t just resurrect itself again. It’s lost its rhythm. It’s lost its timing. It’s forgotten the pulse of life, of hope, of joy.

I think that is when the Creator of the Universe leans down, wraps His arms around His child, and breathes once again into his mouth. Returns the air that was so cruelly sucked out. I believe He presses down on the panting heart and pulses with it until it can once again operate on its own. All the while, He holds and rocks. Rocks and holds. Whispers words of Love. Sings over His dying child until the child remembers his own song. The words of joy that lilt and skip over the mundane moments.

There are no words for how true and painful and beautiful this is. Thank you, Lauren. Read the whole post: When we weep {And then there are no more tears} | acupofbliss.

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Reblog: One more thought before the big day… | Tear Drops Falling

Hope

Hope is the thing with feathers

That perches in the soul,

And sings the tune–without the words,

And never stops at all,

And sweetest in the gale is heard;

And sore must be the storm

That could abash the little bird

That kept so many warm.

I’ve heard it in the chillest land,

And on the strangest sea;

Yet, never, in extremity,

It asked a crumb of me.

-Emily Dickinson

via One more thought before the big day… | Tear Drops Falling.

Please keep Lauren in your thoughts and pray with her for that positive pregnancy test x

Even more inspirational quotes

Loving yourself and loving others

Cliques say you are enough because of what you do. Community says you are enough. —@karenhammons

When you’re not trying to fit in, you’re free to stand out. —@Chr1stlike

Never remain close to people who won’t be happy to see you succeed. —@ms_shony

Liking me isn’t your job. It’s mine. –Christie Inge

If we don’t accept ourselves, we will find it hard, if not impossible, to accept others. —@JoyceMeyer

Don’t worry what others are thinking about you. They aren’t! —@RickWarren

Praying

Satan tries to limit your praying because he knows your praying will limit him. —@RickWarren

God speaks to YOU all the time. But remember to be quiet so you can hear Him… —@PassionNetwork

Better to pray awkwardly than not at all. —@PassionNetwork

God is sometimes quiet but remember, the teacher is always quiet during a test. —@PassionNetwork

Living for God

‘Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done’ is equivalent. Wherever God’s will is done, his Kingdom has come. —@RickWarren

Never give up on God because He will never give up on you. —@PassionNetwork

“It’s impossible,” said pride. “It’s risky,” said experience. “It’s pointless,” said reason. “Give it a try,” whispered the heart. —@AnnNortje

Every sin, at its root, is the failure to trust God’s love and wisdom. We think we know better. —@RickWarren

God knows the best things take time. Trust Him with the timing of the big things for your life. —@PassionNetwork

Are you waiting on God to work? Perhaps He’s waiting on you to trust? —@PassionNetwork

When we don’t deal with things, they end up dealing with us. —@JoyceMeyer

God isn’t as concerned with what you DO with your life as he is with what you BECOME while you do it. —@RickWarren

Revel in God

Celebrate God all day, every day. I mean, revel in him!

–Philippians 4:4-5 Msg)

 

Pictures to inspire

Inspirational Quotes v 3

We don’t have a walk with God because we attend church once a week. Our walk is our life choices. — @JoyceMeyer

God does not just want to give you strength. He wants to be your strength. — @JoyceMeyer

Maturity is putting up with those you could easily put down. — @RickWarren

Dear Lord. Please give me the opportunity to show you that winning the lotto won’t change me. — @willis_w

Ask yourself, “Can I accept the fact that my decision to follow Jesus must be made time and time again, and for the rest of my life?” — @iamnotafan

Failure is not missing the goal. Failure is missing God! — @PassionNetwork

If you want a happy marriage, never wait to be asked to make a cup of tea. — @NixDodd

When you come to Christ, you need to give Him everything you are and especially everything you are not. — @JoyceMeyer

God doesn’t use your prayers to discover what you want, He uses them to grow near to you. — @PassionNetwork

I want to change my circumstances. God wants to change me. — @RickWarren

Some inspirational pictures for May

You are loved.

Cared for.

Worth it.

You are important.

And safe.

And imperfect.

Blessed.

Don’t worry.

Just have a little faith.

A Little Less Advent Candles, A Little More “Touch Me”

From the Good News View:

The problem, is that often we can feel half-saved. I think we often feel this way because we imagine there to be a sliding scale of Christianity. There are strong Christians, or weak Christians. Fully-saved, half-saved or not saved at all. Let me tell you something, the Christian church seems like the ocean, “there’s always a bigger fish”, a fish that probably has a bible with more folded down pages and highlighted notes than yours. A bigger fish who is having more spiritual experiences, more quiet-times, and more friends converting due to their evangelism. But the truth is, it only seems as though they are bigger. We have all been rescued in full and by no effort of our own, to boast would be ridiculously arrogant, and to pity yourself, and write yourself off as half-saved would be equally daft.

You are saved, you are safe. You are not a half-Christian (or half-pregnant!), there is no such thing. If you feel small, weak and not good enough, in the words of Adrian Plass, “‎”Why don’t you concentrate on being forgiven, and let God concentrate on being perfect?”

You know those ‘exactly what I needed to read’ moments?

This was it.

Grace after dark

So we’re not giving up. How could we! Even though on the outside it often looks like things are falling apart on us, on the inside, where God is making new life, not a day goes by without his unfolding grace.

— 2 Corinthians 4:16 (Msg)