What God Can’t Endure

“So they put away the foreign gods from among them and served the Lord. And His soul could no longer endure the misery of Israel.” Judges 10:16

Hard-heartedness is a human condition.

Oh Lord, we desire compassionate hearts and lives that respond to the misery of others. And here’s a simple poem . . .

Taking In Misery

Bring my heart
to look upon
those in misery
this day
that it might break
and turn to You
embracing their pain
as I pray.


  1. This poem is one you pray a lot…I can tell…because it is one of those prayers according to His will. 😉

    I thank the Lord for you and your heart.


  2. Thank you, wonderful woman of the Word, for teaching me about praying according to His will! 🙂 God bless you and give you the wisdom and strength you need each day!
    love and prayers!

  3. Thank you, Deb

    Beautiful piece 🙂

    Thank you for your compassionate heart. His love shines in the way you live.

    My response is borrowed from Babbie Mason’s “Show Me How To Love” …

    “Show me how to love
    In the true meaning of the word
    Teach me to sacrifice
    Expecting nothing in return
    I want to give my life away
    Becoming more like You
    Each and everyday
    My words are not enough
    Show me how to love”
    I so pray!


  4. Thank you Ann full of grace and song! Those lyrics are a great prayer to pray. It’s so easy for me to say the words, but we know that actions speak louder than words, right?
    God bless you as you let Him break your heart for others each day.

  5. Deb, Love this poem. It reminded me of this song by Above the Golden State called “Love.”

  6. “…embracing their pain
    as I pray.”

    True intercession means taking the place of another person before God. We need more of this in our nation now.

  7. Another great song from those guys! 🙂 You found a good thing when you sprung for that CD.
    God bless you, lovely Linda, and all the ways I see His love displayed through you!

  8. Thank you, Larry. You make more of what I put down and help me see deeper into His heart and desire for us.
    God bless you as you pray today.

  9. I agree with Larry. Compassion and prayer for others is a torment and a privilage. Intercession for the suffering and for unbelievers is needed now more than ever…

    It’s an honor to “look upon those in misery” and offer them up to the Lord… Hugs : )

  10. I know that is an honor that you don’t take lightly, dear Linda. Thank you for being an intercessor and allowing us to see into your life. God bless you and cover you today as you lift up others!

  11. I’m agreeing with Larry….he expressed what my heart was feeling.
    Thanks to the both of you!

  12. God bless you, beautiful Bee, and your heart for Him!
    love you!

  13. Beautiful! I needed to read 🙂
    Thanks for posting !

  14. Ann, beautiful comment! Thank you for the blessing! 🙂

  15. Hi Debbie,

    You are a perfect example of a true intercessor! 🙂 Your heart is full of compassion for those who are in pain! I thank God for the love the Lord has placed in your heart for His people! Thank you for allowing the Lord to use you, to be a blessing to us! I enjoyed the comments, as well! 🙂



  16. Thank you for being here and for your support, Marcos! 🙂 God bless you and those He puts on your heart today!

  17. I LOVE the comments . . .you all help me soooo much and teach me and encourage me. 🙂 Paulette . . .you have such a beautiful witness as you praise Him and worship while living with constant pain. That speaks of a life lived with Jesus. Very precious, very needed. Could you please pray for me to pray more, to keep pressing in to what He asks of me? Thank you and God bless you and your heart of worship!
    love and prayers!

  18. This world is so full of misery – floods, famines, hurricanes, earthquakes, wars – great human suffering and loss. We who live in an affluent society find it difficult to comprehend situations like Somalia and feel helpless to help, but if we each did a little it would be much.

    Then of course, apart from the world disasters, there is suffering around us in our own little corner and this is where we CAN spread some cheer and bring a little comfort.

    You really summed it up – bring our hearts to look upon them and feel their pain and in doing so, to show them His love.

  19. God bless you, dear Angela. You have seen much and experienced much throughout your life . . and you know about misery. Thank you for your heart that embraces what He desires you to.

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