Saturday, January 30, 2016

Encouraging Words For the Weekend

"And the Lord said, I have surely seen the affliction of my people which are in Egypt, and have heard their cry by reason of their taskmasters; for I know their sorrows."
Exodus 3:7

"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 eternal; '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 the very depths of all, those which no eye sees or ear ever heard."
Francis R. Havergal (1836-1879)

For those whose hearts are aching with the deepest sorrow, may His knowing bring peace and comfort to your hurting heart.