Saturday, January 31, 2015

Encouraging Words For the Weekend


"That sorrow which can be seen is the lightest form really, however apparently heavy; then there is that which is not seen, secret sorrows which yet can be put into words, and can be told to near friends as well as be poured out to God; but there are sorrows beyond these, such as are never told, and cannot be put into words, and may only be wordlessly laid before God; these are the deepest. Now comes the supply for each; "I have seen" that which is patent and external; "I have heard their cry," which is the expression of this and of as much of the external as is expressible; but this would not go deep enough, so God adds, "I know their sorrows," down to very depths of all, those which no eye sees or ear ever heard."
Frances R. Havergal (1836-1879)

Blessings,
Linda

2 comments:

  1. I’m glad you are posting again. I understand about the pain that cannot be spoken of. It requires a certain coping skill that can only come with experience with deep wordless praying. It seems to be the new norm.

    For Him,
    Meema

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  2. Wow! Deep thoughts---I had to read it twice. So much truth in it. :>)

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