Thursday, 2 May 2019

Sadness of Heart

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"so the king asked me, “Why does your face look so sad when you are not ill? This can be nothing but sadness of heart.”- Nehemiah 2:2

People can see into our hearts. Well, certainly people who know us well enough - they can see when something is troubling us. The King knew Nehemiah well enough to recognise that he was wrestling with a 'sadness of heart.' Nehemiah was not showing any other visible signs of illness, but his heart was breaking.

It was through this honest exchange with the King that Nehemiah was able to express what was on his heart and in the end he returned to Israel in order to rebuild the wall in Jerusalem.

Sometimes it is very important that we express what is weighing us down to another human being. And if you struggle to do that, then at least share this with Christ.

Living in Grace


Unknown said...

Thank you for this post today Delme, for me it was a day of "Sadness of Heart" driving along the road we always took to our Son's home. The understanding dawned that we can no longer just pop along the road for a visit with their little family now that they have emigrated to New Zealand. So many memories surfacing as we drove past the sign leading to the pre-primary that our granddaughter had attended, the Supermarket where they always shopped..etc...etc.
Time to pull out "Oceans apart" and revisit the wisdom in your book. Thank You!
Regards Cheryl

Delme Linscott said...

Thinking of you all at this tough time Cheryl. God bless. Delme