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BIS LIVES Prayer Pledge

In His Heart: The 2020 Prayer Pledge // Day 12

Song about God’s Heart for Us

Listen to The King of Love My Shepherd Is” by Henry W. Baker.

Reflect

The pain and suffering were like nothing I had ever endured. I could not believe how much had been given and taken away in such a short amount of time. It felt unbearable.

I didn’t know what to do in my heartache. So, I ran to Jesus, buried my tear-streaked face in His Sacred Heart, and cried out to Him to heal my broken heart.

And in my grief, I heard a hymn about the King of Love. And in it, Jesus comforted me by reminding me that I belong to Him.

Jesus continued and assured me that, even in my suffering, I lack nothing.

I paused and pondered, “How can this be, Lord, when I lack her?”

My little Eva came into my life quite by surprise, but her quick departure was an even bigger shock. Her absence left an emptiness deep within that was so heavy, so strong, so unbearable.

As I continued to bring my pain and suffering to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, I imagined myself like an empty cup, waiting to be filled.

And the King of Love satisfied my emptiness. He gently picked up every piece of my broken heart and slowly made me whole again. He refreshed me with living water and nourished me with the Bread of Heaven.

And while the waves of grief still come and go (and maybe always will), the Lord gave me an image of Eva happily with Him. While I wish she were here with me, I know His embrace is the best place to be.

More than anything in the world, I desire Heaven for my entire family and myself. And Eva gets to pave our way, which gives me great solace and comfort.

Even in the midst of pain, suffering, and death, Jesus triumphs. His Cross is my guide. His Sacred Heart my refuge. I truly lack nothing when I am His and He is mine forever.

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Let Us Pray

O King of Love, no one loves me quite like You do! You take care of me with tenderness; You comfort and heal. Thank You, Lord. I love You. Amen.

For Discussion

Can you recall a time when you had nowhere else to turn but to Jesus?

What did you find within the refuge of His Sacred Heart?

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Sarah Damm is a regular contributor to the BIS blog. She is a Catholic wife and mother of six children, living in Minnesota. She spends her days running errands, helping with homework, and keeping up with laundry and the family schedule. Sarah loves her faith, coffee, and good books. You can find out more about her here.

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2 Comments

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    Mara Rodriguez
    January 12, 2020 at 8:52 am

    Yes, thank you for sharing! And for your presence on the BIS LIVE last night. Several years ago, I was experiencing a new level of “crisi” and heartbreak. I, too, found God tenderly re-building my heart. I had the image of the wine skins from Scripture– you can’t put new wine into old wine skins or they’ll bust….God allowed my heart to bust, that [He] could make it bigger and better able to carry even more love….it sounds like He has done the same with you and yours. Praying for you and your sweet Eva (your family and all you do). Amen. (And thank you!)

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      Sarah Damm
      January 12, 2020 at 11:42 pm

      Thank you, Mara, for sharing your own personal and unique encounter with God’s heart! I love the image you had of the wine skins. Thank you for your prayers, too. Please be assured of mine. God bless you!

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