Healing Broken Hearts

 

Shattered Dreams, recurrent loss books on my shelf, and yet if we give our heart to God then he will mend it Patsy Clairmont Broken Pots–true of broken hearts as well?

“The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners”
(Isaiah 61:1, NIV)

 

“The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.”
(Psalm 34:18, NIV)

Pray that those suffering from autism would experience God’s tangible healing of their broken hearts.

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Andrea Moriarty
I consider motherhood a profession. My husband and I adopted boy-girl twins at birth which gave me full-time employment and job security. I homeschooled them for 5 years which elicited admiration, shock and pity from the neighbors mostly because by then my son had an autism diagnosis and some obvious behavior challenges.
Andrea Moriarty

Andrea Moriarty

I consider motherhood a profession. My husband and I adopted boy-girl twins at birth which gave me full-time employment and job security. I homeschooled them for 5 years which elicited admiration, shock and pity from the neighbors mostly because by then my son had an autism diagnosis and some obvious behavior challenges.

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  • November 4, 2010 at 12:31 am
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    God has a plan and course for everything, but it is our choice as people to CHOOSE to follow his path for us. People create the problems of the world from the decisions we make on a day to day basis. It’s overcoming the evil within us and bettering ourselves that God wants for us. Yes natural disasters occur, but nature will take its course. No one is forced to believe in God, or any specific God, but in that same way, you should not try to convince us that there is no God. Let people have their own beliefs.

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  • November 3, 2010 at 8:36 am
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    So your Christian God allows people to get terribly injured, betrayed, killed, dreadful things, only to test you. Not really like the butterfly because when a butterfly ecloses it merely crawls out of the same hole it crawled in, its body size cracking the brittle case as it goes. No suffering at all, where did you get that idea from?   

    So God allows wars, holocausts, bombings of twin towers, car accidents, children born disabled because these essentially are Good Things to test you to see if you are what?  worthy?   And if these things cannot be fixed but you must suffer forever, whether it is a child born disabled or a quite innocent war victim, not important, all that’s important is what?  praying?  suffering?  And for those who are not Christian like the many Muslim and Jewish victims in the present wars or the Buddhist or Atheist ones in the Far East what about them?  They don’t pray to your God if they pray at all. And so your God does what with them, leaves them suffer forever, burn forever in a Christian hell?  You think that is an idea of God-the-father, who is supposed to be better than any worldly father and no worldly father would let anything bad happen to any of his children, the rude, naughty and even criminal ones included, let alone a small, disabled child just to see if they would come and beg him or whatever and if they didn’t well tough.  

    The universe is still expanding, stars and worlds being created even as I speak, but your God is petty enough to let some child be born maimed, perhaps with something that can’t ever be fixed only to see if the parents will pray hard enough and get comfort from that as the child isn’t going to get fixed and is going to suffer forever but the parents might be perfected  or whatever by all this power  Or perhaps you don’t believe in science and expanding universes, lots don’t. 

     Some shattered pots can’t be fixed. The kind of life a child with low-functioning autism has isn’t going to be affected by prayer but by therapies that people have developed and continue to perfect.  And the child whose parents pray a lot is not likely to be any better off than the child born with the same problems who has the same loving parents and the same therapies. 

    Still, you will go on believing and I will go on being mystified by the idea of such a partisan and cruel God.

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  • November 3, 2010 at 7:44 am
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    @SavonDuJour@xanga – Well what Christian believe is that God allows bad things to happen to us but gives us the power of prayer to ask him that we need help. It’s like the story of the butterfly. The butterfly needs to suffer to get out of it’s cocoon if it gets help it’ll never able to fly.

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  • November 2, 2010 at 2:46 pm
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    I could never understand how people could pray that God would heal something He made or let happen.   If He didn’t want it to happen it wouldn’t have, or maybe He had no control over that, in which case who did? 

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