The Whisper of God
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There comes a time when we all feel a little broken.
Patti Gillespie says
August 30, 2010 at 9:57 pm
I enjoyed the podcast “Broken”. It was nice to hear a voice telling me, what I already know. I do spend alot of time alone, except for my dog, which I am grateful for, however, I never tired of hearing of My Jesus. =) Thank You,
and May God Bless<3
Constance Michaels says
August 30, 2010 at 10:02 pm
Thank you for this messege. I am a “broken misfit” who just got fired from her job. It’s not the first time. If I’m not getting fired, then usually I’m doing the “quitting.” I am at wits end with myself. My husband is such a good man and a Christian and works so hard! I don’t know how I am going to tell him when he gets home. I can’t seem to find my purpose in life.
August 30, 2010 at 10:03 pm
its just what i needed to hear today..even thou ,i do believe it will get better..thank u Elmer.. 🙂
Thank you !! I have been through so much this past year and within the last 7 months my life has just been turned completely upside down. I’ve almost lost everything includeing myself !
I have been in such a deep dark depression that i mentally scared myself because i could no longer see a light at the end . I was sitting just waiting to die . Scared that it was to late for me that I would not be able to come back from all that had broke me in to all these pieces . I dont know who I am anymore and I dont know what to do about my life . I feel you have saved my spirit . I have been reading and learning things I never knew … What you and others write is so beautiful and so simple . God Bless you for that –
Sharon Trost says
August 30, 2010 at 10:04 pm
I cried when I listened to this message. Think it’s because I really do feel so broken. My husband passed away on Feb. 28, 2008 and I can’t seem to get a grip on anything anymore. I seem to make one mistake after another and I’m not proud of some of the decisions I’ve made during the past couple of years. I’ve been overwhelmed with so much being thrown my way. I’ve prayed so many times, crying my eyes out to the Lord but feel I’ve been a disappointment to Him. At one point I became a member of Grace Baptist Church and went every Sunday. Then depression hit with a bang, I haven’t been back since and feel I’m not important to them as I haven’t heard a word from the Pastor. Don’t really know how to get along with my life. I’ll keep praying because I don’t know what else to do. Yes, I’m broken and I can’t over come any of this at this point in time. Thank you for listening.
August 30, 2010 at 10:08 pm
Thank You, So Much
I’m broken today, trying not to cry, I know “Jesus” is with me,
hearing this made me feel Beautiful
FAye Walker says
August 30, 2010 at 10:13 pm
Always good to hear these words…. YOu voice may be the only time some folks get to hear this message. Thank you for all you do. To GOd be the Glory!
Florence Haridan says
August 30, 2010 at 10:22 pm
I have been having a very hard few years…feeling broken and thin on faith. please hold me in prayer…
August 30, 2010 at 10:24 pm
After 23 years of mostly happy marriage my husband told me that he does not love me anymore! Talking about BROKEN!! After serving, adoring and dedicating my life to this man, all I get is LIES and broken promises. I can’t even imagine going through something like this without the support of my Lord and my faith
August 30, 2010 at 10:32 pm
it was nice to hear what i already feel: Broken, being in a marraige for three years and having her cheat on you three times with three different men, all whom are 10 plus years younger then you, striving to finish college, agian and having your brother push you out of his life ” for the sake of your own health” yes i believe i can say I feel, if not really am, Broken
Thank you for listening to me David
August 30, 2010 at 10:44 pm
Thank you for the message I feel broken and depressed today, on disability for 4 years miss being able to do what I use too,have to live with elderly parents was not how I thought my life would be at age 56. Gods grace pulls me through.
August 30, 2010 at 10:46 pm
Yes I am broken.. I was brought to my knees… God has answered my prayers.. What an Awesome God he is..Thank you Elmer for this podcast..
August 30, 2010 at 10:50 pm
there never seems to be a end to the struggles of life,every day gets harder and harder and even though i do believe so very very strong in the power of prayer, the answers never come, the problems just get more severe, i try my best to remain, confident in my faith, and prayer life. i am a broken man. alone and lonely and in dire need of the helping hand of Jesus /
Diya A. Kajebora says
August 30, 2010 at 11:08 pm
God is a good God, a present help in the time of need.It is a cheering news for us-believers to know that that He knows and feels what we feel at every stage of our lives. Praise God! This is a word in season.Thanks Elmer.
August 30, 2010 at 11:13 pm
I felt broken many times, but I could find my way out… This time I became broken over my son who was 15 and had to have a spinal fusion T1 To L1 to fixed the curves in his back… I became broken becasue I saw him struggle physically for the first time in his life… He is our only son, and I have always like most Mom’s just adove him… He is a wonderful kids, has always been, now we are almost 18 months post his surgery… He is doing great to date, I still struggle knowing that he has to go through the rest of his life with rods and 23 screws in his darling back… He loves God, it dose not get him down, he is very active…. I find myself in a panic everything he wants to go somewhere I am always thinking that he is in pain.. This whole sitatuaion my sound trival to some but if only someone could see inside my mind and heart the places my thoughts take me.. I blame myself for his scoliosis, I blame myself for the surgery that changed his life forever, I have knots in my stomach all the times.. I have lost a lot of weight , there are days when I find it hard to breath, today I am doing better, thank God for carrying me through this day and for helping me feeling better in the days to come…. Amen
August 30, 2010 at 11:35 pm
Doris, I know exactly how you feel. After 40 yrs. of marriage, my husband told me the same thing. Through prayer, we have been lead to counseling. I can only trust God at this point to put the “LOVE” back in our marriage. I will pray for you and your husband to come to a “love understanding’.
August 30, 2010 at 11:39 pm
I really needed that today as I have been feeling broken for the past months and I am not sue just waht to do to stop feeling that way. I jknow God is my only answer but I can’t seem to realize that.
August 30, 2010 at 11:48 pm
this is for george, #13 maybe GOD has already given you the answer and you just didn’t see it. don’t give up, he is an awsome GOD and he loves you very much.
goldie leona hayes says
August 30, 2010 at 11:50 pm
Broken I come to You, cause I know You satisfy… I am thirsty but I know Your love does not run dry… so I wait for You, yes I wait for You… I’m falling on my knees, bringing You all my needs; Jesus You’re all this heart is longing for….
August 31, 2010 at 12:02 am
As I read some of the letters. I could only think that those of us that truly know the Lord when we are broken,been there a lots of time,the Lord is taking that that He does not like and making us over,like the potter with the clay. When we feel broken we have to stand still and let God do.He is just molding us to His Glory and I base this on the scripture that says He will take achurch without stain and wrinkles.Love You so much He is only preparing you. God Bless
August 31, 2010 at 12:10 am
I want to say a verbal prayer for each and everyone of you.
We are all broken in one way or another. I have went through many periods in my life where I felt broken as well. I have lost my financial stability, my home, beloved pets, family members, friends and relationships. I was even in a motorcycle accident 4 years ago and could have been killed had I not been wearing a helmet. I have been single for several years and I get lonely. But God brought me a little 4 year old girl who moved in next door to me. Brianna had no siblings but has two great parents. We became friends over the fence and then she became a regular visitor. Today Brianna is 13 years old. I realize now that our lives are to be lived for the purpose ordained by God-not by us. He wants me to be a mentor to Brianna and I don’t believe I could do that and have a close relationship too. It is more important for me to be a blessing to Brianna than my own personal wants and I am ok with that. It gives me purpose and the knowledge that I am making a difference in her life.
Each one of my broken moments was one more step up to having a closer relationship with God even though at the time I didn’t realize it and it certainly did not feel that way. After something good came out of each of these lessons I began to put 2 and 2 together to realize God only has our very best interests at heart.
Today I am a college graduate with many years of financial experience and no job since February. I have days when I get discouraged but I just ask God to surround me with his healing power of white light and legions of guardian angels to lift me up. That is what I pray for all of you tonight.
August 31, 2010 at 12:14 am
elmer ireally liked what you said about being broken since i was a young girl ive had alot of heart breaking times in my life so i have learned from the age of eight what broken is. my wonderfull father left for work one day anwas killed by a train run over him. leaving my mom with three children to raise alone. then one of two others that were grown came home from the korean war an his wife shot him when he was sleeping. an my other brother ,he was11 was run over by a car coming home on his bike. he has what they call, I think stell plates in his leg an arm. haveing to learn how to walk all over again, he at 11 had faith all the way in god. he still does. are mom just passed away to stay with the lord. ive been reading all the comments on here an i just want to say god bless all of you. KEEP YOUR FAITH, IF YOU DONT GET YOUR ANSWER FROM GOD RIGHT AWAY THERE IS A REASON. WHEN GOD CLOSES ONE DOOR HE OPENS ANOTHER.
August 31, 2010 at 12:26 am
how can i share this with some one in my e mail please thy need this i need this thank
August 31, 2010 at 12:33 am
I have been broken and now I am again… I don’t want to fall as low as I did before… but God I need you NoW!!!! please help me
thank you for posting this
DAYNA GIBSON says
August 31, 2010 at 12:39 am
THANK YOU! FOR YOUR MESSAGE.I LOST MY HUSBAND ON JUNE 30,2010,DUE TO CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE.AND MY MOTHER ON NOVEMBER 8,2009. I FEEL TOTALLY LOST.I HAVE FAITH.BUT I DO NOT WHAT THE FUTURE FOR ME.I AM SO AFRAID, OF LOSING EVERYTHING,I MISS MY HUSBAND TERRIBLY.PLEASE PRAY FOR ME.FOR I AM GETTING DEPRESSED.
Mark Dunahee says
August 31, 2010 at 12:49 am
I have been broken today. I had to take a DOT Physical and did not pass it because my Blood Pressure was 146/90 and it needed to be 140/90. It does not matter how hard I tried to get my BP down low enough, I wasn’t able to do it. I have for the past two weeks doubled up on my Med’s to get it down low enough to pass, but it didn’t work. So now I am without a job because of those 6 points. I cannot control the flow of blood going through my veins, only God has that power. I prayed to Him to help me, and I feel broken from Him because He didn’t help me when I need Him the most.
Willard Darling says
August 31, 2010 at 1:56 am
Well Mr. Layden, Where do I start. I have had a lot of sorrow in my life for over a year now. First I find out my brother has terminal cancer, then my wife up and left me, then I have been having trouble with the feeling in my exstremities,then surgery.Have been on my own now for almost a year , and not adjusting very well. I hate the area where I am living. So you readings for each day is helping me cope.
Thank You, Willard
August 31, 2010 at 2:20 am
Reading all the messages from the brokens, I don’t feel so alone. There are so many of us going thru the same things, health issues, financial etc. There are days that it so hard to keep yourself together and not get overwhelmed. Its so hard when you start questioning why you are here, how much longer will i be in this world and on. I pray everyday for all the souls out there that are going thru such difficult times. Even when we feel so alone, I know he is with us. Faith, Faith, Faith. One day, not soon enough, we will be with him. Praying for the White Light of the Holy Spirit to surround us all and help us with the strength we need.
Thanks Elmer for your words, they truly help!
August 31, 2010 at 3:55 am
I have been broken over a relationship that was to lead to marriage suddenly he didn’t want it and I am having a hard time getting past it after nine months it still feels fresh.
August 31, 2010 at 4:05 am
WOW, Ladies and Gentlemen…..I was feeling pretty broken today until I read some of your statements. Suddenly I find myself praying for all of you. My morning was not good, today I found out that my good friend died in April (I have not heard from her in a while, I left messages both on home phone and e-mails to no avail) There were 3 of us that I THOUGHT were close and we always kept in touch regarding our friend. They all knew she died and none of them told me. This is the 2nd death in 6 months where I was not able to grieve until months later because I was not told about the deaths, the first was my former father-in-law, I found out over a month later. My friends, each of us have our own trials and tribulations. I was taught that; “If you worry, why pray and if you pray, why worry?”.
Kay simmons says
August 31, 2010 at 4:42 am
we will all be broken somtime in our lives after only 13 and 2 weeks of marriage to my soul mate we were in a terrible car wreck he was taken from me and my heart was broken 4 ever my body was broken and i spent a month in the hospital learning how 2 sit stand and walk again i could only open 1 eye this was 21 months ago our God is a loving caring GOD AND HE whispered 2 me in that hospital bed and he told me not 2 worry becausemy husband was with him in heaven what a wonderfull God we have it gave me the will 2 live Praise his holly name
August 31, 2010 at 5:02 am
my prayer is that your heart and soul will be open to the voice of God the still whisper that when we are quiet before him that is a balm for your very soul
Jeanette Zook says
August 31, 2010 at 1:09 pm
There isn’t enough paper or space for my story here, but I totally understand how it feels to be broken. When one gets in this place in life, it’s hard to rise above it, but only with God’s help can we do so. Please remember that “The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.” Psalms 34:18 (KJV). If the Lord is with us, who can be against us? Rise up and know that He is with you.
Phyllis Pate says
August 31, 2010 at 2:10 pm
I know the feeling of being broken. I lost my husband, had to sell my house, moved to Las Vegas from North Carolina, have a job that I really don’t want. I live with my daughter and son in law, and they are wonderful but it isn’t me and I don’t know where to find me anymore
August 31, 2010 at 2:23 pm
I was “broken” until I became a Christian and read the Purpose Driven Life. Now I know my purpose.
Lisa Smith says
August 31, 2010 at 5:21 pm
I think We’ve all come to a braking point in are lives, Just so happen when i had one that was so bad, I wanted to just die and cause of the thing that was happening in my own life was so dramatic, only then did I truly experience God alsome love, That’s when he carried me. Just the thought of all of it still makes me cry. what divine love, I’m sure you’ve had your own braking point that sounds like my story and you can relate. if you’d like to hear the whole testimony, just ask. blessed is my daddy in heaven he my only true heavenly father.
C. Marie says
September 1, 2010 at 12:25 am
Thank you for your daily words of encouragement…so many times I have felt broken..and it was someone’s kind and thoughtful words or scriputures that made me feel comfort. What a mighty God we serve! If it wasnt for him I don’t know where I would be. He gives me the strength to encourage others even on my worst day. Thank you for your daily blessing…it is truly the God in you that uplifts me daily!
September 4, 2010 at 5:55 am
To SHARON TROST: I am so sorry for your loss. I can’t fathom the pain that you must be experiencing today. There is a worship song that I think might provide some comfort…you can find it in YOUTUBE. Type Don Moen Be Still.
I pray for the mercy of our Lord to grant you His peace and comfort during this time. One moment at a time, Sharon…one breath at a time. The Lord has you wrapped around His arms at this moment…He understands the pain and the loss…He loves you and He is with you every moment. Give yourself the permission to feel the way you do…it’s okay.
September 6, 2010 at 3:42 am
Doris and Sharon….I’ve been thru the same, after 30 years of marriage my husband walked out with no warning. Seems these days there are alot of selfish irresponsible men that don’t follow Gods word. High Divorce and broken famlies are destroying our society. It’s been hard but the church has got me thru it. I’ve also read Purpose Driven Life , it has helped me too. You’ll both be in my prayers.
October 16, 2010 at 12:41 am
I feel that i have been broken so many times, and every time i am able to pick up the pieces, and some how put my self back together. I find myself, once again, falling to pieces, and every time it get’s harder and harder to find the strength
November 4, 2010 at 7:16 pm
thanks for puttin up these wonderful posts..i ve seen da worst days of my lyf in da past ten months..n this period of difficulties is not cumin to an end..i dont know wats God doin to me n why all this is happening..i sometimes feel like ending up my life..so fed up of all dis dat cant even share it with anyone anymore..just keep pushin myself..i just wish dis time comes to an end soon..and today was another such day n i was bout to cry with my heart out dat i opened my facebuk account to divert my mind somehow and eventually i found this soothing website..it really helped me to be calm..thanks a lot!!! may be God wanted to show me a direction (of getting up at 3 am ) through this site..