Soul Scaffold ~ Affliction

'A heart can be broken but it keeps beating just the same'. ~ anon.

Mankind has roundly agreed to despise the afflicted, blame the broken and to hold in contempt those of misfortune, but - these men live at ease.

He who mocks the poor shows contempt for their maker. (Proverbs 17:5a)

"Our hearts of stone become hearts of flesh when we learn where others weep." ~ Brennan Manning

God didn't, doesn't and He NEVER will despise the troubled or the torn. Instead, He listens and sees. He does not turn His back:

For He has not despised or scorned
    the suffering of the afflicted one;
He has not hidden His face from him
    but has listened to his cry for help. (Psalm 22:24)

"God loves you as you are and not as you should be." ~ Brennan Manning 

Today's Soul Snippet:

'Long ago, when Satan and my sins pursued me, I fled to the cleft of the rock Christ Jesus, and in His riven side I found a delightful resting-place. My heart, run to him anew today, whatever thy present grief may be; Jesus feels for thee; Jesus consoles thee; Jesus will help thee'. ~ C.H. Spurgeon

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