by Nan Jones   @NanJonesAuthor

I lay my head against the shower stall as a torrent of tears blended with the cleansing water. My heart was bleeding once again, pouring from the broken places. Sorrow overwhelmed me, weakness taunted me.

Out of the depths of my being came the song, “Bless the Lord O my soul, O my soul. Worship His Holy Name … “

I cried harder, the melody choking in my sobs. But as I sang, God’s Presence drew near. He enveloped me. He calmed me. He reminded me that I belong to Him.

Praise is what broke the chain that entangled me …heartfelt praise from the crevices shattering my heart. And in that praise, God drew near.

Sweet friend, God is no respecter of persons – what He has done for me, He will do for you. When we can’t praise Him for our circumstances, we can always praise Him for who He is. 

Won’t you praise Him today? He promises to break every chain that keeps us bound.

 “He led them from the darkness and deepest gloom;
    He snapped their chains. 
 Let them praise the Lord for His great love
    and for the wonderful things 
He has done for them.”
~Psalm 107:14-15, NLT

Where is God when my heart is broken? @NanJonesAuthor offers a glimpse. (Click to Tweet)


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