Thursday, 2 March 2017

A melting spirit

My soul melts from heaviness;
Strengthen me according to Your word. – Psalm 119.28

This picture of a soul melting from heaviness is wonderfully poetic and picturesque. I would guess that when we read about a heart melting from heaviness we know exactly what that means.

There are times in our lives when due to serious problems or bad health news or deaths or heartbreak or any number of tragedies we can sense our hearts just melting away in sorrow and anguish and it seems like nothing can help.

Other times fear or anxiety about the future or the unknown can cause our heart to crumble.

I appreciate the sympathy of family and friends and the compassion of folks at church and all of the well meaning thoughts – but there is only one thing that can really help when our hearts and souls are melting.

‘Strengthen me according to Your word.’

All real meaningful help comes from the Lord who made heaven and earth. By being the all-powerful God he is the ultimate source of power and strength to get us through even the most unbearable times of a melting heart.

So when we find ourselves with hearts that are melting let us turn to the only true source of strength and plead ‘strengthen me according to Your word.’

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