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South Africa
My husband, Brett and I live in beautiful South Africa and have been blessed with the most precious family. We have 2 very beautiful and brave daughters, Tianna and Angelee and a very precious little boy called Zac who touched our hearts forever in his 1 day here on earth. We never would have imagined that we would have to live this side of Heaven without our sweet boy who was born with half a heart, but every day Jesus carries us through and is teaching us more than ever how to live, laugh and love fully. A year and a half later, our faithful Great Restorer graciously blessed us once again with another son ... our beloved Gabriel ... a ray of sunshine in all our lives! This blog has been a place where I have been able to journal my journey through loss, hope and choosing to live a life rich in love.

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05 June 2012

"The Sun is Rising" ... Hope for those Hurting

Since sharing my journey through my blog, I have met so many people who have been willing to share their stories with me. Everyone has a story to tell. Not all of us have the same story, but many can relate to having negotiated some hard paths along the way. I write this post today to those who feel weighed down or swallowed up in hurt or despair. I want to remind your heavy heart today that that God reaches out to you with "healing in His wings". Here is a beautiful promise for you to hold onto  ...
"But unto you who revere and worshipfully fear My name shall the Sun of Righteousness arise
with healing in His wings and His beams,
and you shall go forth and gambol
like calves (released) from the stall 
and leap for joy."
Malachi 4:2
This is a beautiful picture to me. On those really tough days when we just do not know how to possibly make it through, God paints us a picture of Himself reaching out healing in His wings to us. Why wings you might ponder? It's because He simply wants to carry us through the pain, hurt, disappointment, heartache or whatever the source of your pain might be. He never meant for one moment for us to make it through on our own. His wings are mighty and strong to carry us through to the other side and as we allow Him to carry us, He holds us close to is heart. 
Oh how He loves us!
He promises us that His healing and light WILL cause us to leap from joy! What a beautiful promise to hold Him to. 
Allow Him to carry you close today. And I promise you ... no matter how dark it seems right now, He WILL cause the sun to rise again! 
All my love xxx
ps - This is one of my favourite songs at the moment. Play it straight to your heart. I'm sending you a great big hug!


Carol F said...

Beautiful post my Darling, healing and hope for the hurting hearts - Beautiful song...says it all.

Love forever,
Mom xxxxxx

Anonymous said...

Janine, I have been blessed by you through your journey. You have shown me that being open and honest with my pain as a believer is okay. I always have done it since losing two babies through miscarriages, but I always felt ashamed. REading your blog, your heart says to the whole world that it is okay to hurt and still believe God is good. Thank you for your open heart. Blessings to you and to your sweet family. God is using you all mightily!!!

Niqui said...

Beautiful post, my sweet sis! What a lovely song (^^,) it touched my heart.
Love you

Janine said...

Thanks mom and Nicks. You guys are the best family - always cheering me on.

Kari, thank you for your encouragement. I love that you are living honestly with God. I so agree with you that yes we can admit to the pain and God's goodness all in the same breath. Your blog is inspiring too! Much love to you.