Tag Archives: healing

Tears with a Purpose

I’ve been thinking a lot about tears lately—in part because Pastor Bryan pointed out to me how many hits my post titled God Keeps Your Tears in a Bottle has had, in part because I’ve cried more than a few tears … Continue reading

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Our Great Physician

I wrote this poem the other day for ‘Thankful Thursday’ on my own blog. Knowing that many who visit Broken Believers struggle with illness and pain, I thought this would be good to share here as well. There are plenty … Continue reading

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Led Aside by Jesus, [Consideration]

“He took the blind man by the hand and led him outside the village. When he had spit on the man’s eyes and put his hands on him, Jesus asked, “Do you see anything?” –Mark 8:23, NIV Here I can … Continue reading

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He Will Come and Find You

When Bartimaeus heard that Jesus of Nazareth was nearby, he began to shout, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” Mark 10:47 What a gritty, hard life Bartimaeus lived.  How terribly desperate and lost he must have felt.  He has … Continue reading

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A Bit More Than We Think

”The angel showed me a river that was crystal clear, and its waters gave life. The river came from the throne where God and the Lamb were seated. 2 Then it flowed down the middle of the city’s main street. On … Continue reading

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The Gift of Sight, [Our Blindness]

“Jesus took the blind man by the hand and led him out of the village. Then, spitting on the man’s eyes, he laid his hands on him and asked, “Can you see anything now?” Mark 8:23 What an amazing and … Continue reading

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When Brutality Smashes Into Grace

“Or God disciplines people with pain on their sickbeds, with ceaseless aching in their bones.”  Job 33:19, NLT “Don’t waste your pain; use it to help others.  Your greatest ministry will most likely come out of your greatest hurt.”  Rick … Continue reading

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