Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Psalm 34:18

Alex has another broken bone. This time it’s his ankle. I won’t go into the details of how it happened since little brother was involved in the incident. His broken ankle has kind of been a word picture for the state of his heart these past few days. Broken, sad and missing his dad.
Some days grief just hits you like a giant wave that catches you by surprise and knocks you right off your feet. Even though it’s been almost five years since Erik’s death, there are days were we are still sad. Alex has had a few of those days lately. As a mom, I want to fix it and make it better. I know I can’t. I just held him while he wept and prayed that the Lord would comfort him.

The next morning, the boys were coloring while listening to the Seeds family worship CD (which is excellent by the way). It’s Scripture set to music and just a lot of fun to sing. One song came on, Psalm 34:18 and I noticed Alex singing the words. The chorus of the song is: "The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit."

He asked me to play it over and over and over again. God was encouraging, strengthening, and ministering to him through this song and through His word. Sometimes it’s just good for me to step aside and let the Lord do what only He can do!

I think about the women and girls who have been trapped in the modern day slavery of the sex trade. Broken. Crushed. I believe the Lord can bring hope and healing. I believe He can use ordinary people like you and me to be a vehicle of hope.

The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. Psalm 34:18


  1. I am sad also for your son's sadness, but what a great reminder on how the Lord will minister in a more deep way, in a way that we could not try to emulate or pretend to know how to do, even as moms.

    Hang in there Kelly, you are doing great. The Lord is a Father to the fatherless!

  2. Praying for you guys.

  3. Oh no! Sorry about the broken bones, and the broken heart. Praying for the Lord to hold you all up when you can't do it!