I woke up this morning feeling a little “heavy” in my spirit.  I’m not sure why I felt that way, for in my head I had been singing the song by Phil Wickham all night long!

“This is amazing grace
This is unfailing love
That You would take my place
That You would bear my cross
You lay down Your life
That I would be set free
Oh, Jesus, I sing for
All that You’ve done for me…”

I went straight for my Promise Box, as I often do when my heart is heavy.  God gave me two promises.  I share them now with you.


“Wherefore in all things it behoved Him to be made like unto His brethren, that He might be a merciful and faithful High Priest.” -Hebrews 2:17

(He became flesh and dwelt among us…and then died for our sins to save us!)

“The gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” -Romans 6:23

(His gift of eternal life came  through his death, burial, and resurrection.)

After reading these two promises, I turned them over, and saw poems on each one.  One of these promises had a note scrawled on top.  It simply read: From Mom Whitson 2/28/64  Mom Whitson was one of the ladies that helped my parents when my dad was attending Bible college.  We were very poor back then, and she brought food over all the time so we wouldn’t starve!  Here is the poem that I read:

“Lift up our hearts, lift up our minds, let Thy dear grave be given, That while we wander here below, our treasure be in heaven.”-Unknown

The other poem said this:

“When gathering clouds around I view and days are dark and friends are few, On Him I lean who not in vain, experienced every human pain.”-Unknown

Jesus experienced many days filled with a heavy heart…I’m sure when He sees the state of the world, he experiences it still; but He KNOWS what we are feeling, and He cares for us!




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