I remember observing an older woman who had a hunch on her back when I was a teenager. One day I befriended her and asked her how she got this hunch. She replied how she was forced to do labor-intensive jobs by carrying huge sacks of wheat on her back since she was a young girl. She used to get tortured in unimaginable ways when she didn’t finish her work and bring home enough money. She never learned to walk straight after being so used to carrying such weight. Her broken heart and the plights of many women I have met remain etched to my soul.
This post is for all the daughters, wives, and moms who have been silently carrying the weight of the world all their lives. The experience of a broken heart from childhood, in their teens, or as an adult which they have never shared.
–Have you been carrying the weight of silently enduring the assaults from your significant other?
-Did your experience pain, traumas, and violence in your childhood?
-Has the unbearable fact that you were sexually abused by your family and/or church member writhing inside you?
-Are you lost in the maze of these abuses and unable to find someone to confide?
-Are you mourning for the loss you experienced due to abortion, miscarriage, and death of your relationship?
Widow of Nain :
My heart weeps for each one of you today. But there is hope and healing in the Lord and today’s word is just for you and me.
Luke 7:12 , AMP : Now as He approached the city gate, a dead man was being carried out—the only son of his mother, and she was a widow. And a large crowd from the city was with her [in the funeral procession].
Here is a woman who lost her husband ,and is now carrying her dead son in the town where Jesus was standing at the gate . I cannot even imagine losing my children while I am alive, and yet there are so many mothers who have buried their children.
Many have been carrying these weights of broken heart in their hearts for many months and years. Where do we even begin to find comfort in such painful moments?
Nain means green pastures, lovely. Green pastures symbolize abundance, sustenance, and life. The widow of Nain has nothing that looked like green pastures. There was nothing that looked lovely in her life. She was a sorrowful, weeping woman who lost her soul mate and only beloved son. I imagine her slowly walking with her one hand resting on her chest, and the other wiping away the tears.
LUKE 7:13 , AMP : When the Lord saw her, He felt [great] compassion for her, and said to her, “Do not weep.”
But Jesus saw this woman
Jesus’ heart overflowed with compassion for her(NLT)
His heart broke for her (the Message)
HE spoke to her and said to her “DO NOT WEEP”
Luke 7: 14 , KJV- And he came and touched the bier: and they that bare him stood still. And he said, Young man, I say unto thee, Arise.
He walked up to her, and touched the bier.
No one touched the dead body as it signified defilement. But our Holy Lord touched the bier and brought her son back to life
Great spiritual truths from this story
Tragedies/death/sufferings are real and can happen to any one of us. It is healthy to weep and mourn when we undergo a broken heart.
The loss we experienced may not be always brought back to life. But Jesus can truly comfort us and heal us.
Jesus can spot us even in the crowd and is not overwhelmed by the multitude that gather around HIM.
Jesus will meet us up on the way, He will touch us lovingly and gently. HE will wipe away our tears and whisper “Do not cry, (insert your name).
He notices this heavy bier we have been carrying a long time all alone, or sometimes in the presence of a huge crowd.
And when Jesus sees us, He will groan and weep with us.
He will have compassion on us, and comfort us
The Lord has seen your weeping heart and He is weeping with you.
Dear Broken heart, thus says the Lord to you today :
ARISE from the shackles that have tied you down. Let loose, says thy Maker. You are not a widow, childless, victim of abuse, or BROKEN.
Rise Up and feel alive in Christ, the only Son of man whose touch can heal you.
Arise, for the Lord is thy shield, refuge, and fortress.
Wipe your tears,for your mourning days are ending soon, and you will witness great healing and restoration.
Do not ever be afraid of any man for they cannot touch your precious soul.
God has seen you in the crowd, your tears, and the burdens you have been carrying.
Women of God ,arise ! Let us stand in the gap and intercede for those who have been carrying the weight of their past, the weight of their hurts, and the weight of their lifeless relationships.
Here are 6 comforting verses from the Bible that each one of us can grasp in our most heart breaking moment :
–How long have you been walking with a broken heart? How can I fast and pray for you today?
–Is there a story from the Bible that has comforted you in your situation?
–Do you believe God is to be blamed for the sufferings of this world or is it the ever-increasing sins of mankind?
Won’t you share this post and tell every broken heart that the Lord has seen their tears, and wants them to ARISE . I appreciate your valuable comments as well.
Healed by the gentle touch of her Maker,
p.s . Where I regularly link up : My LINK UP PARTY