Broken Hearts

June 24, 2014

celebrate Jesus Son of God


The Lord is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those whose spirits are crushed.

~Psalm 34:18, NLT


There is a broken heart on every pew.

~Philip Brooks


I had my post ready and then I felt a strange urge to share Junior’s outline from Sunday night; there may be someone out there who is hurting and needs to hear Junior’s message:

  1. TROUBLE IS ALWAYS TEMPERED WITH TIME…Weeping may endure for a night but joy comes in the morning [Psalm 30:5]. We are temporary residents here on earth. This is not our home…we are passing through and if we know our destination, we can bear the tribulation.
  2. TROUBLE IS ALWAYS A PROCESS THAT LEADS TO A PURPOSE. The trouble with a process is that they take time and the progress is sometimes unseen but while we may think nothing is working, God is working and someday we will see the purpose to which He is working.
  3. TROUBLE IS ALWAYS A FORM OF OPPRESSION THAT LEADS TO OPPORTUNITY. A broken heart and a crushed spirit hurts like hades, pardon my Greek. A broken heart will make you so self-conscious that you become paranoid. They make you so lonely, you feel forsaken and forgotten. A rose is just a flower until it is crushed and then it becomes a fragrance. The pain and disappointment that you now feel so deeply will one day become a source of strength and hope for others. Paul told the Corinthians, “If we suffer trouble, it is for your benefit.” [2 Cor. 1:6] Paul understood what it took me years to figure out, our ministry comes out of our suffering. In laymen’s terms: if your heart has never been broken, you cannot really help a broken hearted person.


  • This is DIGEST week and our deadline is Thursday.
  • Still have not recovered my keys.
  • Had an extraction yesterday, now have one less tooth in my head.
  • SUMMER SHUT DOWN next week…June 30-July 4
  • Work night Thursday beginning at 6:00. Phase II of the handicap ramp. This is a construction Team but Phase three will be a paint team and Shohn is the Team leader. She wants to paint the new wall plus the entire down stairs of the GYM area. She needs a lot of help. 

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