“Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God.
Blessed are you who hunger now, for you will be satisfied.
Blessed are you who weep now, for you will laugh.
Blessed are you when people hate you,
when they exclude you and insult you
and reject your name as evil,
because of the Son of Man.
Rejoice in that day
and leap for joy
is your reward
in heaven. "
It always blows me away that our God has such a compassionate, loving heart. He counts each of our tears, keeps a record of our heartaches, knows our battles, and cares deeply for all of our hurts. Not only does God love those who face trials, but He favors them.
It is easy for us to misunderstand the idea of God favoring any of us. We all wish to be His favorite and hope that He understands us, but often we shrink back as though he is somehow put off by our inability to "be perfect.. As a mother, you have probably at one point or another had your children ask which child is your "favorite." Of course, we don't have a favorite child. We love all of our children so very deeply, and our love for each of them is so unique as no two children will be the same.
However, think back to a time when one of your children was really sick. Possibly battling a bad cold, the flu, a stomach virus, or maybe something even more severe. When you have a sick child in your home, where is the majority of your attention? Who are your eyes glued to? Where is your heart's love and concern? Our immediate attention favors the child in need. This doesn't mean that we have a favorite child, and it does not diminish our love for the other sweet ones in the home. It simply means that we must focus in on the broken child. Our thoughts are of this child.
God is the same toward us.
When you are struggling financially and don't know how your family will make it through, God is favoring you, because you need his special attention and care. When you are hungry (physically, emotionally, or spiritually), God is waiting to bless you, because as a good Father, He wants to meet your needs and care for you. When you are weeping, God is weeping with you and He is anticipating the day when you will laugh again. When your heart is broken, God's eyes are focusing in on you.
Don't become overwhelmed and consumed by fear in the midst of your difficulty, but remember that God is favoring His broken children.
And understand, He will never, ever forget you, no matter what. As Isaiah tells us:
God favors you, because you are HIs, and His heart is towards his
God favors us and cares for us, even when we fail, because it is the sick who need a physician, and because we are His own, He will always be deeply concerned about our welfare. Today, He has His eye on you, and if you are broken, He is there to feeling compassion and care for His child who is ailing. His eye is on His child in need. Look for him to care for you as a mother cares for her own. He will never forget you.