- It is a heart-wrenching experience to know a better way but to have loved ones turn away to the world in which the devil has usurped temporary ownership and has caused much loss of eternal life.
- It is a heart-wrenching experience to give loved ones freedom of choice because you love them, even though you know it is the wrong road they are choosing to travel.
- It is a heart-wrenching experience knowing that the decisions they make will turn into disaster, loss of health, or loss of life.
- It is a heart-wrenching experience knowing that your help is not wanted.
Our Lord knows this heart-wrenching experience much more deeply than we can ever know. We must learn to turn our sorrow and heart-wrenching experiences over to Him. Before we leave this earth, our hearts will be wrung with sorrow and the only thing we will have to cling to is Jesus.
God knows our every tear and when He comes, these tears will be washed away. But until then we must be strong in the Lord and continue to pray for those who have shut their ears and their lives to heavenly wisdom and from heavenly paths.
Jesus stood upon Mount Olivet overlooking Jerusalem and with yearning heart, wept, knowing that many were to suffer and to die an eternal death because they had turned away from Him. We are to follow in our Master’s footsteps, which at times will be filled with heart-wrenching sorrow.
“They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint” (Psalm 40:31).
Waiting on the Lord is the key to our strength. He says, “Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth” (Isaiah 46:10).
Know that through each heart-wrenching experience, God may be exalted. God tells us to “be strong and of a good courage” (Joshua 1:9). You gain that courage and strength for each day in His presence first thing in the morning and each step throughout the day.
We are also told to “Be strong, and quit yourselves like men” (1 Samuel 4:9). As we are standing in the Lord’s army, the army of Satan will try to distract you, dishearten you and break you through heart-wrenching experiences with family and friends! Are you bracing yourself in the strength of Jesus Christ? “Soon the last prayer for sinners will have been offered, the last tear shed, the last warning given, the last entreaty made, and the sweet voice of mercy will be heard no more.” In Heavenly Places, 312.
Pray to God who loves our families and friends more than we could ever love them. Ask Him to work on the hearts of family and friends to break satanic control over them. Remember, freedom of choice is given to us and is also given to them.
Heavenly Father, my family and friends will not hear of the heavenly paths which you have opened up for their safety. It is so hard to watch them turn away to walk in the paths of this world and to suffer the consequences. Father, the path they have chosen is so very dangerous and ends in eternal death. Please alert them to their danger—they will not listen to me. Save them Lord! Amen.