Saturday, January 23, 2010

Heart Surgery

The last few weeks I have been receiving a heart transplant.
My old heart started out full of sadness which turned into bitterness and morphed itself into a deep rooted fear and disbelief that God can make beauty from ashes.
I traded a life of peace, beauty, and redemption for a hopeless life of bitterness, resentment, and shackling chains.
Jesus has been chasing me. Chasing me with His spirit and the prayers of many.
He began performing surgery without my knowledge or conscent.
I am so thankful that I serve a God that LOVES me despite my hardened unbelieving heart.
He LOVES me enough to take that heart and not just repair it but to make it new.
He LOVES me enough to pick up this sopping mess of a sinner and carry me to safety.

It has been and will be a long journey of making sure we cut out all the rotting parts of my heart, but I am hopeful now that He is the one restoring me instead of the world.

At the end of the day I hold a new truth...



  1. And, here is the promise for those whom Jesus has chased down and renewed (and indeed, without our consent), that, "being confident of this very thing, that He which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ" - Phil. 1:6

  2. Tears from this post... I have days where I think the pieces of my heart will never be put back together. I get angry and wonder, why me? And then I remember that I have everything I need in God and He has my perfectly broken heart in his hands and will always protect it. I'm praying for you!


  3. OH sweet girl - I am continuing to pray for you. I seem to get a 'transplant' every few years or so. I know where you are. I know how it feels.

    I am always here if you need to talk...just send me an email/comment or I'll send you my phone number.

    sending BIG. BIG. BIIIIG. hugs your way!


  4. Unbelievable post.
    Nora-you have been on my mind. I just want you to know that if you need someone to talk to, someone to ivest in intentional prayer for you, you can email me! You can reach me through my blog.
    Today,right now, I am praying for your peace!

  5. nothing will be unredeemed. That's the truth! That's who HE is! Don't give up Nora! Fight Nora FIGHT!!!


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