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God Blesses The Broken Road

Psalm 147:3- "He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds." (NKJV)

God loves the brokenhearted. He understands their pain and the anguish of a heart broken by shattered dreams, unfulfilled promises, mistaken identities and loss.  Many hoping to find true love along their broken road are left alone and lost in both time and emotion.  But God tracks the many days and years lost because of choices made along the way -- a way marked by emotional stop signs and one-way highways not pointing in the direction of His saving grace and mercy.  He redeems time lost along one's broken road, if they seek Him and find Him along the way.  Every long lost dream can lead to where Jesus abides when we turn our thoughts from the past and keep our eyes focused on Him.  I often think of the time I lost when my broken road pointed me in the wrong direction.  I made decisions birth from childhood and adulthood scars of emotional and physical pain that created my broken road.  Looking back, I know it was all part of the grander plan -- allowed by God to show Himself faithful as my Rescuer, Knight In Shining Armor, Romance Connoisseur, Healer, Deliverer and Friend.  If your heart is broken and laid bare on a road torn and battered by others, begin to look for the signs pointing to Jesus.  Give up contended with God and striving to understand your broken road.  You can't.  Only He can fix the ditches and pave a new way to His heart.  Jeremiah 29:11 says, "For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope." (NKJV)  His love will resurface your broken road.  Give thanks for the friends who were like Northern Stars along the way and remember; you are not alone.  God will bless your broken road when you allow yourself to fall in to His everlasting arms of love.

GBY!  Barbara :) 


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Comment balloon 18 commentsBARBARA RIES • November 29 2008 04:38PM

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It is often hard to forget the past, even when God erases it - at least our sins, from His memory. We can lose steam and be inneffective if we focus on the past and get down. Music and prayer for me, get me back on track and focused. Of course and reading the Word.  Great mi ...

Posted by Stephen Kappre, Helping You Home (KW Hometown) about 10 years ago

Barbara, Wonderful words of comfort! So glad you're here on AR!

Posted by Angela Clark, CRS, Realtor, Broker (Tony Clark REALTORS) about 10 years ago

Hi Steve: Thank you for your enlightening comments. GBU! Barbara :)

Posted by BARBARA RIES, Your Cool Agent in the Coolest Small Town, Lititz! (Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices Homesale Realty) about 10 years ago

Hi Angela: Your encouraging words are heartfelt - thank you. I appreciate your thoughts, please stop by again. GBU! Barbara :)

Posted by BARBARA RIES, Your Cool Agent in the Coolest Small Town, Lititz! (Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices Homesale Realty) about 10 years ago

Leaving the past behind is one of the greater reliefs we can obtain... Receiving His healing is greatest of all.  Thanks for the words of encouragement!

Posted by Sara Homan, Realtor, Homes, Farms & 55+ (Coldwell Banker Ellison Realty 352-209-4044) about 10 years ago

Hi Sara: You are very welcome. I so appreciate your comments and thank you for expressing this truth. GBU! Barbara :)

Posted by BARBARA RIES, Your Cool Agent in the Coolest Small Town, Lititz! (Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices Homesale Realty) about 10 years ago

Nice post, I just joined AR and am also in Lancaster, I enjoyed reading your blog and will continue to follow it :)

Posted by Lauren Krady Lancaster, PA Realtor (Keller Williams Realty) about 10 years ago

 

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Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) about 10 years ago

Hi Lauren: Thank you, it's a pleasure to meet you. If you would like to fellowship over coffee one morning just let me know. The ministry is positioned in a cafe across the street from my office. GBU! Barbara :)

Posted by BARBARA RIES, Your Cool Agent in the Coolest Small Town, Lititz! (Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices Homesale Realty) about 10 years ago

Hi Carol: Thank you for the feature. To God be the glory. GBU!  Barbara :)

Posted by BARBARA RIES, Your Cool Agent in the Coolest Small Town, Lititz! (Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices Homesale Realty) about 10 years ago

You are very welcome, sweetie. Looking forward to your next post. <3 C. :-)

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) about 10 years ago

Barbara, What a very inspiring post. I remind myself often to leave it in God's hands, and know that I am forgiven. Often the hardest part is forgiving ourselves.

Posted by Barb Szabo, CRS, E-pro Realtor, Cleveland Ohio Homes (RE/MAX Trinity Brecksville Ohio) about 10 years ago

Thank you Barb --  I think most people have a broken road along the way and learning to forgive oneself is part of the journey. Isn't is good to know God already has so? Thanks for your comments and GBU! Barbara :)

Posted by BARBARA RIES, Your Cool Agent in the Coolest Small Town, Lititz! (Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices Homesale Realty) about 10 years ago

Love you Carol!  You touch the lives of so many people and I am glad to call you my sister and friend.  You are uniquely gifted by God and incredibly talented in so many ways -- keep your eyes open wide for divinely appointed opportunities He will bring your way.  Be blessed!  Barbara :)

Posted by BARBARA RIES, Your Cool Agent in the Coolest Small Town, Lititz! (Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices Homesale Realty) about 10 years ago

Thanks Barbara, this really ministered to my heart.  I needed this.  God bless.

Posted by Sonya Rosser (Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers) about 10 years ago

Hi Sonya: You're very welcome. Be blessed in this day and thank you for your encouragement. Barbara :)

Posted by BARBARA RIES, Your Cool Agent in the Coolest Small Town, Lititz! (Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices Homesale Realty) about 10 years ago

Barbara: Very well said. I have been completely broken over the last 18 months and my Papa has been so close and dear that even in my deep pain I was contented in Him~~~~~GBY Kelly

Posted by Kelly Willey, Florida Keys Luxury Sales, Marathon, Key Colony (Coco Plum Real Estate, Kelly Willey, FLORIDA KEYS) almost 10 years ago

Hi Kelly:  Thank you for your comments.  They speak of peace in the storms of life especially when our brokenness has injured us dramatically.  I appreciate your words and testimony that in Him we find peace. GBU! Barbara :)

Posted by BARBARA RIES, Your Cool Agent in the Coolest Small Town, Lititz! (Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices Homesale Realty) almost 10 years ago

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