“Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior,
who daily bears our burdens,” (Psalm 68:19).
How does a broken heart heal Lord?
Where do you take all the pain?
Do you remove it & store it in darkness?
Or is it the thunder I hear with the rain?
Are the stars little explosions of heartbreak?
Is the sea filled up with the dread
of brokeness, tears & heartache
of the lonely, afflicted, mislead?
God where do you place all the hurting?
Where does all that pain lie?
Child why is it you ask me such questions
when the answer has always been thine
The cross is where all of that hurting
all the pain & suffering you tend
no matter what your affliction
My Son’s sacrifice dealt with its end
Any tears that you shed hereafter
I store in heavenly jars
They’re my treasured pearls & keepsakes
’til I have you safe in my arms
I love you my child can you hear me?
My cry of devotion echoes through eternity,
poured out in the blood of Jesus
so that I can have you always & forever
created you were just for me.
Julie Munro lives in New Zeal& & is a solo mum to her daughter Hannah. Julie deals with the effects of endometriosis, chronic fatigue, & other illnesses, with a sense of humor & is learning to let the joy that is felt in God’s constant presence help her make it through each day.
Reprinted from HopeKeepers Magazine, 2004