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Healing Father for His Daughter

To the women who long for love . . .
To the women who long to be married . . .
To the women who yearn for physical children, but remain barren . . .

To the women who held their child, both alive and dead . . .
To the women who had an adoption fall through . . .
To the women who have miscarried children . . .

To the women coping with chronic pain . . .
To the women suffering mental illness . . .
To the women fighting cancer . . .

To the women who experience eating disorders . . .
To the women who have been abused . . .
To the women who have suffered an abortion . . .

To the women who have had to move from a place they love . . .
To the women who have left a convent . . .
To the women who have left a marriage . . .

To the women who have been disappointed . . .
To the women who have watched a dream die . . .
To the women who are mourning . . .

The Father sees your pain and is weeping over you in love. He desires to give you new life. Can you imagine the Father talking earnestly with Jesus? He says, My daughter is at the point of death. Let us lay our hands on her that she may get well and live. (Mark 5:23)

And Jesus gazes at you, takes you by the hand, and tenderly puts forth these words, “Little girl, I say to you, arise!” (Mark 5:41)

How will you respond? Can you arise with courage and walk forward with Him into the new life He is giving? If you can’t quite get up right now, can you invite Him to rest here with you? Jesus is with you and longs for you to be well. Stay with Him and let Him comfort you, remembering His words in Matthew 5:4: “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.”

Pray with us for our sisters around the world today in all their different sufferings.

Rose Coleman is a contemplative in action who delights in all things beautiful. Her adventurous heart has traveled many places—from circumnavigating the globe on a ship during college to some years in the convent as a religious sister. Exuberant from her childhood, she is an elementary school teacher who learns so much from her students. You can find out more about her here.

12 Comments

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    Polly
    January 30, 2018 at 5:37 am

    I’ve been having such innner torment and heartache recently. I’ve been resentful of others who cant understand the anguish I’m feeling , or don’t seem to have the crosses that I’m bearing and I’m angry about that. I read the Prayer of Consecration to Mary late last night and saw Olivia on IG in a live chat and was very moved. Thank you for this amazing opportunity , through your site , to be able to grasp at anything from our Heavenly Father right now . Amen

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      Frances
      January 31, 2018 at 9:21 am

      I just recently discovered this website/group. I’m so tired and emotionally and physically drained and have been feeling lost and alone in my frustration and disappointments. So grateful for Blessed is She….definitely a beautiful sight. I needed to read this one.. God Bless..

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    AJ
    January 30, 2018 at 8:09 am

    What a beautiful meditation. We are all “that woman” at one time or another in our lives. Knowing that we can just sit and rest with Him during our moments of suffering means we are never alone in our darkest hours.

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    Anna
    January 30, 2018 at 8:18 am

    Please pray for my nine month old niece with influenza A. Come Lord Jesus, fill her with your life, your love is more than enough.

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    Prov31wannabe
    January 30, 2018 at 8:18 am

    In addition, to the women caring for aging parents, a needy husband, mothers of children who have made poor choices; women suffering with addictions to drugs, alcohol, food; women who are lonely, misunderstood, rejected, misfit; single mothers, out of work, under-employed; victims of sex traffic/trade/prostitution; women walking eight miles for water, no electricity, washing clothes in a river. What else can you add? We are all either in one of these categories or know someone who is. Jesus, come to us.

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    Diane
    January 30, 2018 at 8:28 am

    again today you hit the mark. thank you. God Bless

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    Maria Francesca
    January 30, 2018 at 9:02 am

    What an amazing article! I saw myself as one of the women mentioned above and took comfort in Jesus tellimg me to “rise!”

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    Michele H.
    January 30, 2018 at 10:04 am

    Yes, I can relate to this reflection. I will be sharing this with my woman’s prayer group. Thank you! God is Good!!!

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    Alba
    January 30, 2018 at 11:25 am

    I love todays message! It’s true that in life’s moments of pain and suffering, only God can heal our hearts and pour into us the strength and love we need to keep going. Thank you for this reminder today!

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    Daniela Mercon
    January 30, 2018 at 8:47 pm

    What a great reflection. Spoke so deep in my heart. Talitha Koum.

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    Kerie
    January 30, 2018 at 11:34 pm

    Love this! Thank you.

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    Anonymous
    January 31, 2018 at 8:22 pm

    Just watched Sister Bethany Madonna’s talk on the Heart of the Father and came to this.

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