BROKEN HEARTED

Oh the hurt our Country is going thru.  We are  mourning terror here on our soil.  Las Vegas left our Country in shock!  This week Cary Underwood had a tough time getting thru the tribute that she sang at the CMA Awards.

The impact ONE person has is huge.  We are Mothers, Fathers, Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, sisters, brothers, and friends,  We are co workers, acquaintances and people from all walks of life, cultures and beliefs.

Mental Health needs have been reduced in this Country.  Organization are not allowed to share about a persons medical records under HIPA.  The Armed Services are not disclosing either. Our local law enforcement are forced to send to hospitals with small units that work to regulate meds and release.

These folks leave a wake of terror in their midst.  The shooter in Texas was methodical as he shot people in the head.  He was not stable.  Evidence of his behavior shows he was building up to this event.

Days before he had shown up at the Church for the Harvest Festival dressed in all black and staring at everyone.  His conduct was concerning and he was observed.   He was a delusional man who was ignored based off a long history of mental health behavior.

He went to the church thinking his Mother In Law was going to be there.  She was not! However, his estranged wifes grandmother was!   She was on of the 26 victims.

Sutherland Springs,  Texas is a small rural community who took this man in and tried to show him kindness, courtesy, compassion and love.  I read that the Church is being demolished.  A monument will be built in remembrance of those who lost their lives.

He heals the brokenhearted and bounds their wounds PSALM 141:3

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A women prays for the 26 lost victims.

 

Are You Demanding?

264fda8c7024c1c59ad405c34d33ea66Do you ever think that you are a demanding person?  No one wants to accept that they are demanding?  We might say that we are just particular.   You might be called high maintenance!  In reality this all comes down to being about ” SELF”  I know this is a tough subject.  However we all at times are demanding and selfish.

We use excuses about why we are the way we are.  The Bible says we are to be kind.  In Psalm 107: 8-9 states “so lift your hands and thank God for his marvelous kindness and for all the miracles of mercy for those he loves. How he satisfies the souls of thirsty ones and fills the hungry with all that is good!”  Ownership is never fun when it is a flaw.  To be more we must do more than make excuses.

Challenge:

What can you do to be more like Jesus!  How can we not be demanding or self centered!  How can we approach life differently that shows others an approach of honor while building up not tearing down.  Take time to ask questions instead of demand.

God knows your needs, seek him in all matters- Noah was told to build an Ark.  His neighbor’s surely thought he was crazy!  yet for 120 years he waited on God.   Noah waited on God.  He did not demand God to send the rain he waited knowing to trust in the Lord.   James 4:10 reminds “Be willing to be made low before the Lord and he will exalt you!”