Cracks vs. Earthquakes

I was driving to work one morning last week….listening to a local Christian radio station as I alway do.  An excerpt came on entitled “Family Life”–one minute–that’s all it was–one minute in length.

The speaker is saying how the best gift you can give your children is a good, solid marriage centered in Jesus–how when your children hear you argue or disagree upon something that it is like cracks in their sidewalk.

As I’m driving along and hearing this, I’m thinking to myself that my own children didn’t grow up with “cracks in their sidewalks”.  No……instead they grew up in a country that seemed to be devastated by earthquakes–day after day after day.

What happened?  All the guilt and shame came pouring back into me.  I could literally feel this like an oppression upon me….even though I have confessed this and have been forgiven….the floodgates opened and I was crushed.

I spent the entire day in this mode.  That evening I needed to pick up my son from work due to his car breaking down that morning.  He asked me what was wrong….I sounded “funny” when he called me.

I didn’t share my feelings with him…perhaps I should have….but, I kept them to myself.

As I was returning home, this song came on the radio.  I was again reminded of God’s love and mercy…..His great and wonderful love for me….even through the mistakes that I have made in the raising of my children.

I thank You, God, for Your love and everlasting mercy and grace upon me….

Beth

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About warmharte

First and foremost, I love our Lord!! He is the center of all things in my life. I am the mother of three, grandmother of one. I love to knit, crochet, sew and create.
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6 Responses to Cracks vs. Earthquakes

  1. Bernice says:

    Such an soothing song…….
    My heart needed to hear also those words of mercy and Love……
    So often the enemy wants to burden us whith guilt about our mistakes…..But he is there for us……ready to forgive when we have an repentful heart and goes further with us…..
    What the enemy meant for bad HE is turning to good…over and over again…
    Have an blessed Sunday.

  2. pam says:

    How wondrous when those moments come…when satan tries to take us back down that God swopes in with His love and lifts us back up.

  3. Peggy says:

    Many blessings Beth of His everlasting mercy, love, grace and power over you and your family… He is the God of such wonder, restoration and redeeming power!

    After the earthquake, there was a release of ‘tsunami’ that came in like a flood to wash and cleanse to give a new beginning, to rescue and restore, to renew LIFE! He makes all things new even out of ashes and destruction, to all who cling to HOPE in Him. In the dry times after the many tears and struggles, something significant fell between those cracks – seeds of His mercy and love… that began to grow, blossom and flourish. New life was planted in the heart open to receive at that time for such a time of this for all the rest… one by one, closer and closer, planting in each one and exchanging the bad seed for His new seed of Life, watered by many tears and much love combined with prayer after prayer. Jesus Christ comes to restore all that was taken as we press on in TRUST that He who began a good work will complete it. Cracks can be filled in… cracks can be mended… cracks can be opened up to receive or some may remain cracked pots but God is ready for them to come, He planted seeds during those earthquakes. He gave their mother, the strength to return and put her faith in Him. He waited patiently to tend to each pot… and water daily with you. He will and so will you. Let the ‘tsunami’ wash out that shame and any guilt lingering as this song washed over you cleansing you to release His compassion over you. He loves you so much Beth! He loves L, C, A and L now! Each has seeds of mercy and love planted, being nourished. There still is a time for weeding… and filling with more of His love. It’s time to loose the hold of the enemy on those roots and cut them off from the good that was planted.

    Beautiful song and wonderful words of healing! Receive and be blessed as He renews and restores! I’m glad that He chose this song to touch and reach you once again with His love. Thanks for opening up here and sharing His work in you and yours on this SUPER SONday! Look again at the wonderful opening scene of your video, seethe soil ready for planting… beneath His cross, followed by the water scene with mercy flowing
    … “He is God, we are not” in fact we are powerless and we are nothing until we surrender to Him everything, allowing His mercy to wash and create new life,then ALL things are possible in Christ who gives us strength. Be strengthened! May He pour His grace on you!

    Rejoicing and thanking God with you, Beth…
    Peace and love,
    Peggy

  4. Karen says:

    Oh, Beth, I too have days when I despair over the mistakes I made as a mother. We need to claim the promise of our forgiveness and WALK in it! Satan loves to condemn us, but Jesus has set us free from condemnation. God is redeeming my mistakes in my kids’ lives and I’m sure He is at work in your kids’ lives, too. blessings, k

  5. Oh what a Savior. No matter what we do He never forgets the prayers we have prayed in the past and does answer them. This was made so real to me today at Sharon’s blog Bible Pick ‘Ems.

  6. Peggy says:

    Blessings Beth…I wrote a response to your comment on SS in the SS comments about your email and your words. Hope your “Monday, Monday”was “So good to you”!!! and a good start to a great week all unto Him!!! Great to see you around again blogging kinda.

    Peace,
    Peggy

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