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When Hearts Break and God Cries— #prayforoklahoma

moore oklahoma

I’m at a loss for words over the devastation in Oklahoma.

Today I think about the mothers who, yesterday morning, poured cereal for their children at the breakfast table and today are searching beneath the rubble, crying out for an answer and relief from unbearable pain.

I think about the mothers who will never hold their babies again. Their cries echo through mother’s hearts across America.

I think about the children who witnessed the storm of all storms swirling around them, tearing their school and young lives apart in a moment. Innocence lost as they witnessed death and life collide in a few short seconds.

I think of the ones who lost everything.

Because there is One who knows loss, who has cried from a place of deep pain, who wept over humanity and whose tears drip from heaven today….

Tears that grieve with mourners and wash over a town that needs blessing and miracles poured out over them from One who knows pain and has the power to redeem and restore every loss.

What was lost is not lost forever. What was stolen He will restore.

When circumstance devastates lives…..

The Lord is close to the brokenhearted; He rescues those whose spirits are crushed.

-Psalm 34:18 (NLT)

He heals the brokenhearted and bandages their wounds.

-Psalm 147:3 (NLT)

“You’re blessed when you’ve lost it all.
God’s kingdom is there for the finding.
You’re blessed when you’re ravenously hungry.
Then you’re ready for the Messianic meal.
You’re blessed when the tears flow freely.
Joy comes with the morning.”

-Luke 6:21 (MSG)

Praying these over Oklahoma today.



7 thoughts on “When Hearts Break and God Cries— #prayforoklahoma

  1. Thank you so much for this. Praying with you…
    Lord, our hearts are broken over the pain. Please come and abide in every person who is hurting. All things hold together in you, Jesus. Come and hold everyone together! Bind up broken hearts. Comfort those who mourn. Bring your healing and restoration. We don’t understand. We are climbing up into your lap, Papa. We trust in your goodness and faithfulness. Have mercy! In Jesus’ name. Amen

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