Break My Heart

60 years ago a man named Bob Pierce prayed these words in a prayer: “Let my heart be broken by the things that break the heart of God.” Dr. Bob Pierce founded World Vision after traveling to China in 1947 when his heart was broken with the needs of one little girl.

Yet I think there are other things, personal things, that break the heart of God. As I continued to mediate about this lyric, God whispered: You can love people around the world, but can you love the person sitting next to you?


What breaks God’s heart? Not just the children dying in poverty. It breaks God’s heart when my attitudes and actions represent the enemy more than they represent Him. I believe God is not as grieved by sinners who act like sinners as He is by Christians who act like sinners.

Please join me over at Laced With Grace today for more on what breaks God's heart ~ and how not to! 


Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Susan -

Wow, that last line is powerful! Scripture says the world will know we're His disciples by our love for one another.

May we all take this to heart.

Susan :)

Susan Panzica - EternityCafe said...

Thanks Susan!

Debbie Petras said...

Oh Susan, you touched on something so important. It's great going on mission trips but there are so many that we can easily pass each day who need our love and compassion. I pray that I would not be annoyed by the interruptions in my day that just may be the Holy Spirit nudging me to stop and pay attention to someone. Thanks for the reminder.

Blessings and love,

KAMHC BLOG said...

Hi Susan,
What a great reminder! Thank you!