"Yet a time is coming
and has now come when the true worshipers will worship
the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the
kind of worshipers the Father seeks." - John 4:23

My Heavenly Daddy is healing
me from the inside out.

Transparency is Real.
Many times painful.

Daddy let me be secure in You only!

Thursday, December 17, 2009


Riding lately the perpetual roller coaster of grief, screams loud and clear many times of wanting to get off!!!!!! Not wanting to go through the heaviness of emotional turmoil of tears. But, knowing at the same time, what comes up and out is all part of the healing! I know a lot of you can relate!

The three words below which start off this devotional sums it up best.

Still, the promises of God always has a way out, despite the pain. I pray the words below help any of you who also are struggling at this time:

Empty. Angry. Alone. If you've endured a loss, you know these feelings. You know how grief rips through your heart, making you feel like life will never be the same. Truthfully, it won't be. Time won't erase all your pain. You won't ever slip back into your old routine. When you experience a loss, your life is forever changed. Your "normal" vanishes. But that doesn't mean hope is lost.

Things may never get back to normal, but eventually you will settle into a "new normal" − you'll develop a new routine, a new mindset. Your pain will ease, and your heart will begin to heal. That may seem impossible now, but God has made you to be resilient. He created you to function and grow in a world that constantly changes. He knows you. He knows your heart. And He has a perfect plan for your life that cannot be destroyed by any amount of sorrow. Lean on Him − the God of All Comfort − to lead you out of loss and into new life.
(Hope for the Heart)


  1. Amen sister... amen. I know them all too well. I was moved by them again last night and took steps today to put them in check. Hang in there. Hugs. tammy

  2. Really beautiful, thanks for sharing.

  3. your heading in the right direction for cleansing. My rehab has had many tears. Let the grief evolve to what it needs. don't fight it.

  4. Thanks for sharing.. My family is in the midst of the most difficult struggle and this is the words that we needed to hear today. Things are difficult but GOD gives me the strength every day as I keep trusting in him!

  5. I've been ridin' shotgun ~ JBR....thank you for reminding me that there is "hope"...
    ~ Gracie

  6. JBR,

    What a great inspirational post this was to me. Even though my health concerns remains a mystery, I have every confidence in our ultimate healer, Jesus Christ that what is causing all my pain will be located and resolved. Hopefully by God's hands but confident He is with me every step of the way.

    Love and Hugs ~ Kat

  7. Thanks for the reminder of our hope!

  8. This roller coaster never rests for long.

  9. A lot of people need to know that there is hope to get to a new normal that is good! Thanks.

  10. I've seen what God can do and you are absolutely right.

  11. Oh I know all too well of the pain of grief, and your wise words ring true....a new normal can and does happen....:-) Hugs

  12. Hi. All I can say is to quote Saint Therese, "It is not time, but love that heals all wounds." Did you just experience a loss?
    I will be praying for you as always, my blog buddy.
    Merry Christmas,

  13. I just lost my dad October 29th. I often remind myself that what I am feeling is just the new normal no matter how much it stinks right now. Good post and thank you.

  14. JBR:
    You continue to post so beautifully, the struggle between your pain and fears, and... resting your heart in the hands of the God who loves you completely. He is winning this tug of war, and His promises to you as His child cover every bit of it, past...present and future.
    Special Christmas hugs!

  15. Astrid HealyDecember 18, 2009

    The words of wisdom that are shared here in this post and others really do touch my soul. The true quality of your innnerbeing is not fake but real. God shares through you what he wants known in helping one another. A gift that only certain people can give out. Thank you.

  16. God knows each of us down to the roots of our hair..and helps us find our way to him through suffering. Be strong .

  17. The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.
    —Psalm 34:18

  18. The article has touched a nerve for many here as I. Thank you for sharing JBR. God Bless.

  19. thank you. just what i needed today...

  20. stuck-in-the-middleDecember 18, 2009

    JBR thank you for sharing always!

  21. Amen. We all hurt...in different areas but there always...a time of healing and restoration no matter what. God bless you.

  22. Be blessed and encouraged in the Lord. He surely will finish what He has started in your life. AMEN!!

    We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed; 2 Corinthians 4:8-9

    Colossians 3:2...Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth.

    Though your days may be as dark as night
    When you seem to have lost all hope
    There will always be this trace of light
    A streak of blue, to help you cope.

    No star may shine in your darkened sky
    As you try to find your own way
    You stumble about, under His watchful eye
    Awaiting the glimpse of a brand new day.

    Stop staring at "self", for what you don't see
    Nor listen to the whispering of distance far
    Become enlightened and bend your knee
    Adore the bright 'n shining Morning Star.

    Leave your agonizing thoughts at His feet
    And cut off any damaging doubt
    Put your trust in Him and get complete
    By praising His name and singing out loud.

    While getting the victory, the Lord will smile
    As you're conquering your biggest enemy
    And even if the battle may take a while
    You know that Jesus is the Remedy.

    Copyright © Dr. Trudy Veerman