What breaks God’s heart?

30 Sep

1. When we do not know Him.
Every day people die without entering into a personal relationship with Him, and this causes Him much grief. There is a world out there to reach. What are we doing, as the body of Christ?

2. When we sin
Sin separates us from Him, and that’s not what He wants for us.

3. When we turn away from Him
Having known Him, then turning our backs on Him and walking away from His presence willingly.

4. When we fail to rely on Him
This is something we do so often without realising, choosing instead to run to others or to rely on our own strength to overcome the problems we face. In times of trouble, who do you run to first? Your friends? Your pastor? Your spiritual leader? Or do you hold it in, trying instead to ‘solve’ the issue with your own intelligence, your own ability?
Why does this hurt God? Firstly, it indicates a lack of trust placed in Him. Secondly, He is the ultimate comforter, the ultimate source of strength. Why do we turn to so many other avenues and channels when He is already there, just waiting for us to cry out to Him? He is so ready to take us into His warm embrace, to be our shelter from the storm raging around us. Why then should we place our trust in man who fails or circumstances which change, when the God who never fails has already promised to be there for us?

In the song ‘Tears in Heaven’, Eric Clapton sings that “there’ll be no more tears in heaven”. Personally, I think that there are… because I think God weeps to see us struggle on in our lives without Him. His love for us is so deep and abounding that it pains Him when we do not look to Him because He knows that He can heal our wounds and stem our sorrow.
And the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will Himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.1 Peter 5 Verse 10

So next time when you’re hurting, try seeking God first before anyone and anything else.

Are you breaking God’s heart today?


Note:

Shared a slightly condensed version at prayer meeting today.
And also I think if it’s from God, no one has any right to make a claim to it, except Him of course.

And if anything is scripturally incorrect or inaccurate, please tell me ok? =)

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