Posted by Lynda Davis | Posted in Inspirational | Posted on 03-04-2011
EARTHQUAKE VS HEARTQUAKE
The world watched Japan confoundedly
As the 9.0 magnitude earthquake struck
Caused by sudden energy release in the earth’s crust
Creating seismic waves from the hypocenter
It was not just the earthquake that caused problems
But its rippled effects, triggering Tsunami
The unstoppable waves roared into the towns
Damaging EVERYTHING along its path
It triggered yet, another evil
The exposure of harmful radiation
More dangerous because it’s invisible
Yet heavy doses have lethal effect
I set my mind to consider another type of quake
Just as destructive as the earthquake
I call it HEART-QUAKE
What a coincidental synonym!
Major events often happen to us
Causing our hearts to ‘quake’
Rippled effects of this quake may occur
Adversely affecting every sphere of our life
Loss of a dear one, failure in business/exams, disappointments from trusted friends, job loss or financial distress can often make our hearts to quake. It can be very devastating OR it can be a blessing (if viewed with a telescope of faith).
Just as the inhabitants of Kamaishi in Japan ran to higher ground elevations when the 10 meters high waves of Tsunami flooded the town, as believers, there’s a similar advice from the scriptures as a rescue from HEART-QUAKE
Psalms 61:2 – ‘From the end of the earth I will cry to You, When my HEART is overwhelmed and fainting; Lead me to the ROCK that is higher than I.’
Grace and Peace
The above article was written by Coleman Collins. He is a truly anointed brother in Christ and I wanted to include his article on this blog as I felt it was so powerful. The recent earthquake in Japan has had a lasting impact on people around the world, not just those in Japan, but worldwide, and has brought literally millions to their knees in prayer, seeking God’s wisdom, His counsel, His love and protection.
I was truly touched by Coleman’s analogy in comparing an earthquake to a heart-quake, for truly the shaking and breaking the human heart is called to endure is in so many ways similar to an earthquake, the disorientation, shock and disbelief, panic at times, overwhelming devastation and destruction.
Beloved, the pain in your heart may be so great at times you feel you will not surely survive. The circumstances may be so dire, so critical and desperate, you may wonder can our God fix this, will He show up in time? For a heart-quake is many times greater than life’s minor disappointments or distractions. A heart-quake will take hold of every aspect of your existence, every fiber of your being. Every cell in your body will be crying for relief for you feel as though you cannot hold on much longer, you cannot continue in the ocean of agony. This is a time when you need God as you perhaps have never needed Him before.
Yes it’s the depths of despair, this heart-quake we feel at times, it’s the smothering feeling of hopelessness, the darkest of hours, the longest of days. But be encouraged my friends, for when your heart is overwhelmed, when you’re feeling weak and faint, when all seems lost, call on the Lord with all of the “beautiful creation” that is you. Call on the Lord knowing He is touched by your infirmities. After all, He knew you when He formed you in your mother’s womb. He will hear you when you call and He will answer you. He will gather you as a hen does gather her chicks under her wings. He will come to you and not leave you comfortless! Trust Him. Trust this Rock that is higher than we can imagine, able to deliver us and care for us in any and all circumstances. For in all actuality, when life is viewed through the telescope of faith, we are made aware that only God can save, deliver and heal. Only God can, and most assuredly He will!
In His Love,
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