Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Hope for the Brokenhearted

The Lord is close to the brokenhearted   
and saves those who are crushed in spirit.
Psalm 34:18

A few days ago, I received the news that my dear friend's husband had passed away in a tragic accident.  This verse above came to mind to share with her in her grief.  She is brokenhearted as are her three children. 

Denise has the most beautiful vegetable and flower gardens and I was able to take some pictures of her flowers while she picked me some fresh veggies and a big bouquet of white hydrangeas.  Little did we know the tragic events that would unfold that week. 

God has a plan, we don't know why things happen as they do, but HE KNOWS and he PROMISES in Psalm 34:18 he is close to the brokenhearted.

Please pray for my friend Denise if you would, and her three children.  Life will be hard for them now, but it is not without HOPE.

Here are some pictures I took of her flowers last week.  

Thank you for stopping by and for your prayers.   If you'd like to let Denise know you are praying for her and her family, feel free to leave a comment, she will take comfort in that. 

Linking to:  A Haven for Vee


  1. The Lord truly is close to the broken-hearted. May Denise take joy and comfort in the beauty that surrounds her, knowing that she is only separated from her husband for a time; they will be rejoined.

  2. Thoughts and prayers go out to your friend Denise and children.

  3. Oh Abby, I will be praying and also praying for you as you minister to her and her children. Blessings to you dear sister!

  4. Hi, Abby,
    I'm so sorry to hear about your friend's loss. I will be praying for her and her family.
    Yes, it's hard to understand why things happen the way they do, but that's where we just have to trust that God is working something out that we don't see.
    I'm so glad we do have a heavenly Father who cares and helps us in the difficult times.

  5. I don't know the sorrow of losing my spouse. I can ONLY IMAGINE the pain & sorrow! My prayers go out to you Denise! AND I know Abby will be the friend that you need in this time!
    I pray the Lord will bring you comfort & peace, & that your children will take comfort in knowing HE IS A FATHER TO THE FATHERLESS! That God will shower you & your children with His blessings & love & feel HIS STRONG ARM holding you up in this time of need! HE IS NEAR! Praying for you!

  6. So sorry to hear of your friend's loss. Please tell Denise that she will be in my thoughts and prayers.
    May she find comfort in all her memories and the love of her heavenly Father.

  7. Dear Denise,
    I am so burdened for your loss and want you to know that I will be praying for you and your children.

  8. I will definitely be praying for the peace and comfort of the Holy Spirit to tend to these broken hearts in their time of grief.

  9. Please let Denise and her children know that we're praying for her. God bless you as you reach out to help her find comfort.

  10. Praying for Denise for God to bring her to a place of comfort and peace during this difficult time. And thank you Abby for all the scriptures and artwork you share. I don't thank you often enough but may God bless you abundantly for all you do!

  11. I know He is close to those who grieve. My heart goes out to Denise and her children and all the family. May she know the comfort of the Lord and His assurance that He himself will care for each and every one of her concerns as she leans on Him. I am very sorry for her great loss.

  12. Dear Abby,
    This is a precious promise that God is near to the broken-hearted. I cannot imagine Denise's pain, but I will pray for her, believing that God is especially near to her and her children.
    For you, Abby, I will pray Isaiah 50:4, asking that God give you an instructed tongue to know the words to sustain this hurting family.
    God bless all of you.

  13. Oh my, how tragic! I'll be praying for the Lord's comfort over Denise and the children. Trusting that he knew the Lord and is rejoicing in the arms of Jesus. It's so difficult for those left behind but I pray that God in His mercy will surround them with His grace and peace.

  14. So very sorry for the loss of your dear friends husband...we just never know when something like this may happen,but it is with hope when we trust in our Lord to carry us through. I am sending up a prayer for this dear family that God will grant peace and comfort to them and that they may find rest in the Holy Spirit as they grieve for the loss their loved one....blessings

  15. Sorry to read the news about your friend's husband.

    That is very sad.

    I am visiting from Vee's Notecard party.

    Take care


  16. Praying for your friend and the children. Knowing that our God will give comfort is peace within itself. Your photos are beautiful! Love them all. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  17. That is very sad...I am so sorry. Your flowers are lovely.

  18. I am so very sorry about the loss of Denise's husband. I will pray for the family and hope they will be comforted by knowing we care.------ Shannon

  19. Dear Denise! May you feel the arms of the Lord Jesus holding you each day! Praying for you!


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