June 1, 2010 I published the last issue (at least for a while) of Girl Talk my teen girl magazine. Since this blog was originally designed for the purpose of publishing weekly devotions for the magazine and later the magazine itself I decided to create another blog that isn’t connected to Girl Talk.

I’ll probably still publish book reviews or other items here now and again but you’ll more often find me at Trusting Him with Today. I hope you’ll stop by



Oct 26, 2009

After the Tears

Have you cried recently? I have. It doesn’t matter if our tears were over a skinned knee, a bruised ego, a wounded heart, a friend’s betrayal, the loss of a loved one or simply a very bad day. They matter to God. They matter so much that he kept them tears in a bottle.
You keep track of all my sorrows. You have collected all my
tears in your bottle.You have recorded each one in your book. Psalm 56:8
There will be times in your life when things will not go the way you want it to. At times the tears will flow. That’s okay. Let them. I’m a firm believer in the healing powers in tears. However what do you do after the tears?
You’ve trusted God with your tears. Show Him that you trust Him to work out whatever situation you’re going through.

A good friend wrote this poem. I hope it encourages you as much as it did me.

Don't Give Up!
By Jackie C. Pinder

Are you feeling tired and discouraged?
Don't give up!
Do you see darkness instead of light?
Don't give up!
Have your friends turned their backs on you?
Are you feeling all alone?
Don't give up!
Remember Jesus has promised to
see you through
So…. don't give up!
He has promised to keep you,
comfort and guide you
So please, don't give up!
The sun will shine again
The son will show his face again
Oh, my sister, don't give up
Dry your tears, lift your chin up
Trust Him today
He won't turn you away
Just don't give up!
Let it go, turn it over to him
You'll discover His way is sure
You mustn't give up.
Lean on Him
Trust Him,
Hold on to Him
Love Him
Just, don't give up!
Please NEVER GIVE UP!!

4 comments:

Denise said...

Thanks for the encouragement sweetie, love you.

Faith Imagined said...

I was having a rough day yesterday and had a good cry out. I like how you wrote to trust God with our tears and to work things out! Amen!

I love the poem!

Toia said...

Love the poem. Thanks for sharing and encouraging my spirit. Blessings to you!!

Faith Imagined said...

I saw this writing submission guidelines for a Christian girl teen magazine and I thought of you. I know you have a heart for young girls and are an excellent writer! :)
http://www.gemsgc.org/main/shine_guidelines.html

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