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January 2, 2023

January 2, 2023

By Kimberly Hobbs

EMPOWERING LIVES WITH PURPOSE:
I can remember a time of dropping to my knees and crying out to God, “Why?” “Why is this heartache so heavy? What can I do to make it stop?” Did you ever have a time you can remember the hurt being so strong you cried to God?
Some of you have read my story, but for those who may not know, I often share about the hurt in hopes it will help others to understand they may not be alone in their pain.
I have two daughters who abandoned a relationship with me years ago. I could not understand the why of it all. Nothing made sense until I sought out God for answers.
Heartaches are intense, many of us face them in different ways each day, and many of us go to God with various degrees of hurt.
Deep down, I trusted that God would work everything out somehow, someday, but meanwhile, I still hurt inside, and I still had questions. No one I confided in had any answers that made sense to me.
We all need to realize it’s ok to lament over hurts. It’s ok to grieve with the heartache of loss. It’s okay to ask others for help. It’s ok not to understand the whys. I believe God truly loves us all, and He loves us even at the moments we feel our worst and don’t understand. My pain of rejection and abandonment will often strike at different times, and again I will fall to my knees in sorrow. God understands the feelings I have at the moment they rise up. Holidays and birthdays are always the most difficult of times.
“The Lord is good to those whose hope is in Him.” ( Lamentations 3:25)
When we truly know we’ve done everything  we can and still have no answers, falling to the floor and crying out to God is simply “okay.” He understands; He is God. The release is healthy when you give it ALL to Him. Pour out your tears to God. They don’t go unnoticed dear one.
The fact is we all get troubled by moments that are beyond our control. We need to cry out to God in those moments. I have my moments I cry even now, many years later.
Your hurts may be affliction, oppression, or even a form of starvation from something or someone, just as some of our biblical brothers and sisters faced. But be confident of what God’s Word says;
“Because of the Lord’s great love, we are not consumed, for His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.  (Lam 3:22-23)
You are not consumed in your sorrow, sister! What will help you is to cry out to God so He can give you comfort over your soul. Read His Word. Realize God is the One who is in control. His Word is true. Is anything too difficult for God? NO, it’s not.
I can encourage you with this much. He comforts me every single time I go to Him in the word and in prayer. I trust Him that He will hear me.
Cry to God. Pray in different ways and read His Word. It helps.
The verse I shared is true as it says, His compassions are new every morning.
As you trust God through your most difficult situation, whatever yours may be, remember, He hears you, He loves you most, and He will see you through every situation you are hurting in right now. I beg you to surrender every bit of it to God. Do not hold to any control yourself. Control does NOT work. Trust Him.
Great is His faithfulness.
Nothing can go so absolutely wrong that He won’t help you when you bellow your heart to Him. Our faithful God, who does no wrong, is there all the time. He will see you through it all with His faithful compassionate ways as you seek Him with your hurts. He loves you most of all. You are precious in His sight.