Thursday, January 20, 2011

What do you do WHEN....

What do you do when heartache comes?!
What do you do when you can't stop the tears from flowing?
When you lay awake at night knowing that you can't fix whats happened?
What do you do when your so broken hearted you don't think you'll ever be whole again?

The Bible says in Mathew that the king beheaded his cousin John the Baptist as a present to the daughter of Herodias. "And his head was brought in a charger, and given to the damsel: and she brought [it] to her mother." How do you think that made JESUS feel?!?! Knowing that HIS cousin was beheaded as a BIRTHDAY present to some spoiled little BRAT!!! This is what the Bible says happened...

"When Jesus heard of it, he departed thence by ship into a desert place apart: and when the people had heard thereof, they followed him on foot out of the cities. And Jesus went forth, and saw a great multitude, and was moved with compassion toward them, and he healed their sick. And when it was evening, his disciples came to him, saying, This is a desert place, and the time is now past; send the multitude away, that they may go into the villages, and buy themselves victuals. But Jesus said unto them, They need not depart; give ye them to eat. And they say unto him, We have here but five loaves, and two fishes. He said, Bring them hither to me. And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the grass, and took the five loaves, and the two fishes, and looking up to heaven, he blessed, and brake, and gave the loaves to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude. And they did all eat, and were filled: and they took up of the fragments that remained twelve baskets full. And they that had eaten were about five thousand men, beside women and children. And when he had sent the multitudes away, he went up into a mountain apart to pray..." (Matthew 14:13-23)

I was soooo ASTOUNDED by this passage when I read it...I was just like WOW!!!
His FIRST response was to get away and mourn...BUT when Jesus realized that their was people that NEEDED him...he had COMPASSION on them!!! What did he do?!!?! He ministered to them! He healed the sick!!! The disciples thought the Jesus should be LEFT ALONE...BUT JESUS...He fed the hungry! He fed THE HUNGRY!!! HE FED THE HUNGRY!!! HE FED THE HUNGRY!!! AND HE PRAYED!!! AND then if you keep reading you know what Jesus does NEXT?!?! He walks on water!!! Oh what a MIGHTY AWESOME God we serve!!! What a beautiful example he is to us!!

SO WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN  heartache comes?!?!
YOU PRAY and you get up and you KEEP ON WALKING!!! You go on with your life and with the things God has called you to do!!! You may think that it is best to just stay away and bandage your wounds... BUT...You need to realize that there are PEOPLE that NEED YOU!!! There are SOULS that NEED YOU!!! Somone needs YOU to minister to them!!! Someone needs YOUR LOVE!!! Someone NEEDS YOUR PRAYERS!!! Someone NEEDS YOUR HELP!!! OH AND...Feed the hungry!!! There are hungry souls everywhere that are waiting to be fed!!! Feed the hungry!!! Feed the hungry!!! FEED THE HUNGRY!!! FEED THE HUNGRY!!! There is something  about reaching out to the lost that will bring healing to your heart...
You do this and before you know it...your gonna be walking on water!!! Maybe not physically, BUT spiritually!!! You focus on God and he is gonna bless you. He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. (Psalms 147:3)

There is NOTHING the devil would like more than for you to lose focus and get all hung up on your problem, on your wounds, on you heartache...BUT you know what you gotta do?!?! You just keep walking!!! Keep walking, keep walking...

" give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness..." (ISAIAH 61: 3)