Monday, April 23, 2012

Weary, Wounded, and Broken

"Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest." Matthew 11:28 NLT

Weary, wounded, and broken are many these days. Take courage and know GOD will go with you giving you rest through out your journey. HE doesn't promise us freedom from struggles, but HE does promise to be with us all the way through them.

"But now, O Jacob, listen to the Lord who created you.
    O Israel, the one who formed you says,
“Do not be afraid, for I have ransomed you.
    I have called you by name; you are mine.
When you go through deep waters,
    I will be with you.
When you go through rivers of difficulty,
    you will not drown.
When you walk through the fire of oppression,
    you will not be burned up;
    the flames will not consume you.
For I am the Lord, your God,
    the Holy One of Israel, your Savior.
I gave Egypt as a ransom for your freedom;
    I gave Ethiopia[a] and Seba in your place." 

Isaiah 43: 1-3 NLT

By HIS mercy and in the grip of HIS grace,

Andrea Bowling Perdue


Just Be Real said...

Thank you for the encouraging words I needed to hear today. Hugs.

Wanda's Wings said...

It just so hard to believe sometimes that He loves us so.

Wanda said...

A wonderful promise.

Anonymous said...

Such powerful words from the Holy One of Israel. And words that are needed by all, me included!!
Thank you, Andrea, for encouraging me this day.
He will always be there for us.
Caring through Christ, ~ linda

Anonymous said...

Good Reminder. :)

Blessings and Hugs,

Rita said...

Thank goodness He loves us so! A very encouraging post!

Just Be Real said...

Meant to say also I love that picture.

Simone said...

Discouragement has surrounded so many people. Thankfully, we serve a God that loves us just the way we are and in spite of our circumstances. I really liked this.

Denise said...

Bless you my friend for the inspiration. I love you.

Alleluiabelle said...

Dearest Friend,

Such encouraging and uplifting words for me to read this late night. With all that continues to go on in our lives...this brings some peace to me this night.

Thank you for your continued friendship and prayer support for our family. That touches my heart so deeply.

My prayers continue to be said for your family as well my friend.

You words are always like a breath of fresh air when I come by to visit. You are a treasure to me and so many.

Love you,

Dee said...

God is only a breath away....♥ When I hear the song on your blog...Gods speed...i always think of your blog.

SD ~ Dawning Inspiration said...

So many feeling broken these days - including myself. Great passage to share. Thank you.

Connie Arnold said...

Thanks so much for your inspiring and encouraging post, Andrea. Hugs and blessings to you!