Monday, July 9, 2012

Tuesday's Trust - A Cry to Heaven and God's Response

Tuesday's Trust
A Cry to Heaven, and God's Response

For us Child-Loss Grievers,
Post-Traumatic Stress
Adds to our duress ~
Hearts and Minds
And Souls so stressed,
It's hard for us to find
Our body's needed rest ~
How do we decompress?

Lord, our bodies crave Your peace
Amidst the Soul's Dark Night;
Please give us sweet release ~
You recognize our plight:
To battle Satan, Sin and Death
Who together seemed to win…
To claim our own child's breath;
We're thrown in Vile One's den.

We need Your Life-giving touch 
To deliver us again.
We love our child too much
To never see her again.

Then God lovingly replies,

My child, for this temporary while,
Satan does hold the power of death ~
But, remember, I do hold your child,
And I've restored her breath.

Learn to rest in me
For I do see your plight ~
My Son destroyed Death's Night
My Own Son suffered Death
That your child might have her breath.

Take time to be with Me
To restore your spirit with eyes to see:
Your child resides with Me,
From Satan, Sin, and Death set free;
Her spirit thrives in Heaven, alive eternally,
Excitedly awaiting your arrival to live with her and Me,
While all the saints in Heaven help us prepare a room for thee.
You will see Satan, Sin, And Death destroyed and live in peace eternally.

Take My hand, I'll give you eyes to see;
Meanwhile, I am here to comfort you each day;
When your faith grows weak, just look to Me and pray.

Merry Katherine is alive; she is Here with Me!
When sorrow does arise, look up and you will "see."
Your baby does thrive and does often visit thee;
We're just beyond the Veil, not so very far ~
We watch your every move and come to soothe your broken heart. 
Your loving heart does suffer now
Till Joy blossoms from all your tears rained down…


"What is man that You are mindful of him,
the Son of Man that You care for Him?
You made Him a little lower than the angels;
You crowned Him with glory and honor
and put everything under His feet."

In putting everything under Him,
God left nothing that is not subject to Him.
Yet at present we do not see everything subject to Him.
But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels,
now crowned with glory and honor because He suffered death,
so that by the grace of God He might taste death for everyone.

In bringing many sons to glory
it was fitting that God,
for whom and through whom everything exists,
should make the Author of their Salvation
perfect through suffering.

Both the One who makes men holy
and those who are made holy
are of the same family.
So Jesus is not ashamed to call them brothers.

He says,
"I will declare Your Name to My brothers;
in the presence of the congregation
I will sing Your praises."

And again,
"I will put My trust in Him."

And again He says,
"Here am I, and the children God has given Me."

Since the children have flesh and blood,
He too shared in their humanity
so that by His death He might destroy him who holds the power of death---
that is, the devil---
and free those who all their lives
were held in slavery by their fear of death.

For surely it is not angels He helps,
but Abraham's descendants.
For this reason He had to be made like His
brothers in every way, in order that He
might become a merciful and faithful
High Priest in service to God,
and that He might make atonement for the sins of the people.
Because He Himself suffered when He was tempted,
He is able to help those who are being tempted.

Therefore, holy brothers, who share in the 
Heavenly calling,
fix your thoughts on Jesus,
the Apostle and High Priest whom we confess.

...Therefore, since we have a Great High Priest
who has gone through the Heavens,
Jesus the Son of God,
let us hold firmly to the faith we profess.
For we do not have a High Priest who is unable
to sympathize with our weaknesses,
but we have One who was tempted in
every way, just as we are
---yet was without sin.

Let us then approach the Throne of Grace
with confidence, so that we may receive mercy
and find grace to help us in our time of need.

~Hebrews 2:7b-3:1, 4:14-16

These were all commended for their faith, yet none of them received what had been promised, since God had planned something better for us so that only together with us would they be made perfect.
Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great crowd of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the Pioneer and Perfecter of faith. For the joy set before Him He endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider Him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow  weary and lose heart.

~Hebrews 11:39 - 12:3

Pictures, thanks to Grieving Mothers, Barbara Karrer
Poem - A Cry to Heaven, and God's Response - Angie Bennett Prince - July 9, 2012
Scriptures - from the New International Version of God's Holy Word 


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