Thursday, March 10, 2022

Porch #38 πŸ’” Heartbroken Edition

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The darkness of Ukraine's unspeakable tragedy weighs heavy on our hearts.  It's never too far from our minds.  We ache for the surreal fear and numbing exhaustion and panicked distress of their beseiged people.  

We cry, 'Lord have mercy, Christ have mercy.' 




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*   sing Psalm 5 (Give Ear to My Words)

'Let my heart be broken with the things that break the heart of God' ~
Linda πŸ’”

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32 comments:

  1. I pray daily for Ukraine and I have to admit I pray for an end to the egotistical butcher of Moscow. I also pray for wisdom from our own leaders (who have not shown too much to be frank). And I pray for my friends Zee (hunkered down in Kiev) and Caleb (a pastor in Odessa).

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    1. The world is so small, isn't it, Bill. It seems like everyone knows someone who knows someone in Ukraine or Russia. In the distant past, my daughter has traveled across Russia by train, my husband spent time in Ukraine on a missions trip, my other daughter has ministered in Romania and Hungary. These are real people, real places.

      Zee, Caleb, Sophia, Vlad, Olga, Myakola, Igor ... we are praying for God's merciful protection on you.

      Come quickly, Lord Jesus 😒.

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  2. Pray for Putin's demise?? What the hell.

    "'Let my heart be broken with the things that break the heart of God' ~
    Linda"

    Lord have mercy on you.



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    1. Sandi, yes, I had the same reaction when I saw the title of Tish's article!

      And then I read it and heard where she's coming from. I'm grateful that God has used the Psalmist to give us words for our responses to unspeakable evil and horrific injustice. I have no words of my own.

      Bless you ... and yes, may God have mercy on us all 😞

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  3. It is so heartbreaking. When I look at the devastation, I think even if the fighting stopped today, it would take years to rebuild. And that is nothing in comparison to the personal heartbreak!

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    1. Yes, yes, you're so right, Donna ...
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  4. Heartbroken is the word that comes most to my heart these days, every day.

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    1. 😏 Sometimes there's just no words ... but we try to find some that fit.

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  5. Thank you for these articles, Linda. This past week a hymn often plays in my heart - "Turn your eyes upon Jesus. Look full in His wonderful face. And the things of earth will go strangely dim in the light of His glory and grace." How we all need so desperately to cling to Him and His guidance in all we say or do! I cry with you "Lord, have mercy! Christ, have mercy!" Amen! Love and blessings to you!

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    1. Don't you just love when those old hymns come back to you at the most random times? The Spirit must know when we need to hear those words yet again.
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  6. Sure, I am heartbroken,
    sure, it's misery,
    but all this is idle token,
    for the fault, it lies with me
    to elect a government
    that abandoned friends
    with self-serving cold intent,
    and I see where this ends.
    We'll do the bidding of the cruel,
    turn our backs on suffering
    and play inconsequential fool
    for we've grown scared of buffering
    the weak against the hammer-blow
    as down the road to hell we go.

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    1. Yep, He hears our deepest concerns. I'm so grateful.
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  7. My heart aches for the people of Ukraine as I pray for them and their country. May God shower this resilient people with His grace and wisdom during these tragic and unprecedented attacks.

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    1. Hi Horace, I'm glad you're here. This is hard stuff and I appreciate your prayer. Thanks for sharing it with us this evening. Bless you!
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  8. It is so hard to imagine the devastation that they are facing on a daily basis. When we lived in Greece we helped with refugees that were coming in. I hope and pray that those who are making to other locations are able to get the help they need.

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    1. Ah, you see this awful tragedy with different eyes, a deeper understanding than most of us are able to, Cindy. You've been there, done that.

      I'm guessing you won't know 'til heaven the impact you had on those weary souls ✨. Bless you, girl!

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  9. I feel like my heart breaks anew each and every day. Let us continue to pray!
    Blessings, Linda!

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  10. It is a sad situation. Thank you for sharing this heartfelt post.

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  11. It is heart breaking. Praying for these poor souls!
    Blessings!

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    1. He is able to break through the darkness.
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  12. Only GOD! Only GOD!
    Give strength Lord, give courage, give peace.
    Lord, help me to keep my eyes focused on YOU.
    Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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    1. 'Only GOD! Only GOD!'
      No truer words have been spoken, friend. I hear your heart πŸ™Œ ...

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  13. I pray for the armies of heaven to fight alongside the Ukrainians (Psalm 103:20-21), and for those contending against innocents I pray their eyes to be blinded, unable to see their victims, their plans to be confounded, their bombs to fail, etc. May right prevail and may God receive the glory for his miraculous rescue!

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    1. Thank you for sharing this powerful prayer with us this evening, Nancy. Yes, yes, yes to the armies of heaven fighting for the oppressed and the innocents. To completely thwart the attempts of the evil one and his followers who have come only to steal, kill, and destroy.

      Lord, have mercy.

      Amen. πŸ•Š️

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  14. It is most heartbreaking. May the Lord do what only He can do - bring peace, protection, restoration, and justice.

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    1. Joanne, yes. For when all is said and done, He will reign supreme.
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  15. Praying for the people of Ukraine, it is heartbreaking to see the devastation and destruction there, and the lives of people in such heartache. I am organizing a community prayer rally, and we will have a missionary from Ukraine joining us live from Poland to share. As a community, people need to come together and pray together with repentant hearts, and ask the Lord to heal our lands. II Chronicles 7:14 and II Timothy 2:1-2

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    1. It's like God has you in this place for such a time as this, Marilyn ...
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