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May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight. (Psalm 19:14, MSG)

Friday, March 1, 2013


Today I write with a heavy heart; I learned that the man to whom I have given my heart is in fact married though separated. I have told him friends and no more, and the pain is deep.

Learning that my ex-husband has aggressive prostrate cancer hasn't helped.

So today I'm turning to my version of spiritual comfort food.  If copyright would allow me to quote my favorite lyrics to praise songs, I would.  Instead I'll share a couple of my favorite verses about God's love, the love that has sustained me through every trial life has thrown my way.

If others of you are in pain as I am today, either emotional or physical, may God's words bring you comfort.   I would love to listen to your favorite verses.

None of this fazes us because Jesus loves us. I’m absolutely convinced that nothing—nothing living or dead, angelic or demonic, today or tomorrow, high or low, thinkable or unthinkable—absolutely nothing can get between us and God’s love because of the way that Jesus our Master has embraced us.  Romans 8:38-39, MSG

Your God is present among you,
    a strong Warrior there to save you.
Happy to have you back, he’ll calm you with his love
    and delight you with his songs.
Zephaniah 3:17, MSG

Though the cherry trees don’t blossom
    and the strawberries don’t ripen,
Though the apples are worm-eaten
    and the wheat fields stunted,
Though the sheep pens are sheepless
    and the cattle barns empty,
I’m singing joyful praise to God.
    I’m turning cartwheels of joy to my Savior God.
Counting on God’s Rule to prevail,
    I take heart and gain strength.
I run like a deer.
    I feel like I’m king of the mountain!
Habakkuk 3:17-19, MSG

(Quoting from the Message because that is the version I am using this year).


  1. Love you! :( sad for you, and arghhhhhh for you! Rom 12:15 Rejoice with them that do rejoice , and weep with them that weep ... I really do Darlene!

  2. Praying for you, Darlene, during this difficult time. My verse of comfort is: For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. ~ Jeremiah 29:11


  3. Kathleen, Beverly, thank you so much for sharing with me.

  4. Once again I'm behind in my readings and so as I catch up I want you to know my heart hurts for you! But our God is greater and He will hold you in His hand and love you with His love! Praying for you my friend!