When it came time to add the music to this page, I really didn't know where to begin.  None of the songs I already had or knew seemed to be what I felt the Lord was wanting to convey in this page.  Finally, He led me back to the Songs of Praise site that I use quite often.  When I read the words to this song, I knew my search had ended.  I know deep within my spirit that somebody out there needs to hear what the Lord is saying in this page.  I pray that the Holy Spirit will begin to minister to them as they open their hearts to the words in this song and follow along with the music.
They wander in darkness,
searching for a light.
They wander in despair,
afraid to hope.
They wander in pain
suffering from many hurts.
They wander in fear;
for today is scarey
and tomorrow may yet be worse.
They wander in loneliness
even when in crowds.
They wander wanting to be loved,
above all else.
They are a people that have been betrayed.
Where evil and lies are encamped about them
And they know not where to turn
or whom to trust.
There is One who understands
for He has been there.
He knows the hurts,
the pains,
the fears,
the loneliness,
the betrayal,
the utter despair.
And within HIm lies our hope.
For hope will not be found in a religion
or in people
or in things of this world.
It will never be found
in those who say they are one thing
but are another.
It has nothing to do with
what man thinks is right or wrong
or who believes what.
Hope will be found in the Truth
and the Truth will always remain.
No matter how man may try to twist it;
No matter if man rejects or accepts it;
No matter what,
The Truth will always be just that ~
The Truth.
And the Truth is that God loves you...
just as you are... just as we all are.
There is nothing you can do
or have done
that can make Him love you any more
than He already does.
There is nothing you can do
or have done
that can make Him love you any less either.
His love remains constant... it is unconditional.
That is the Truth.
The Truth is about the love of God for a people;
for YOU,
for me,
And He has made a way for those He loves.

Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth
and the life.  No one comes to the Father except through me."  John 14:6
"Answer me quickly, O Lord ; my spirit fails.
Do not hide Your face from me or I will be like those who go down to the pit.
Let the morning bring me word of Your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in You.
Show me the way I should go, for to You I lift up my soul.
Rescue me from my enemies, O Lord , for I hide myself in You."
Psalm 143:7-9
Jesus has "called you out of darkness into His
marvelous light."  1 Peter 2:9

For He said,
"I am the Light of the world.  Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have
the light of life."   John 8:12


Alone
Just so very alone
Though surrounded by those you know
love and care for you;
"And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself shall be with them, and be their God.

And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.

And He that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful."  Revelations 21:3-5
there is such a feeling that something is missing still,
that a part of you is not complete,
there is a hole ~ a void ~ an emptiness,
a need that remains unmet.
Your heart aches
as you feel the
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of  the
You feel the urgency in your spirit
that something vital for survival is lacking.
The desperation to fill this hollow place
within your soul cries out.
In quiet anguish, the battle rages.
Yet from deep within your being
every part of you screams out.
How you long to be calmed ~ comforted ~ embraced
with an understanding and a love that transcends
what mere man can offer.
"O God, You are my God, earnestly I seek You;
my soul thirsts for You, my body longs for You,
in a dry and weary land where there is no water."
Psalm 63:1
We are not without hope....

"For the Son of Man is come
to seek and to save that which was lost." 
Luke 19:10
"Ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart."  Jeremiah 29:13

"Let us draw near to God with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water.  Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for He who promised is faithful." Hebrews 10:22, 23

"Whoever calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved."
Romans 10:13
"I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee"  Hebrews 13:5
"Give ear, O LORD, to my prayer;
And attend to the voice of my supplications.
In the day of my trouble I will call upon You,
For You will answer me."
Psalm 86:6, 7
"I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee."  Jeremiah 31:3
Hi Friend ~ the joy of the Lord to YOU!!

No doubt, some of you are thinking that this page is a little different from what you normally see on this site.. though really.. it's not as different as it might first appear.  All of the pages you will find at Sherry's Heartbeats
are ones that the Lord has laid on my heart.  We all go through many things in our lifetime... there are wonderful times of peace and joy and there are other times when we have to take each day moment by moment just to make it through.   We are all at different places in our walk of faith and go through different times of testing to bring us further along. 

The items on this page, They Wander and Alone, were written by me shortly after I had been asked to go to a Christian message board to post a testimony.  My heart broke as I read post after post of all types by those who were so lost and hurting.   I could relate so much because at one time or another.. I have felt those same feelings... just as many of you have, too.

Sometimes we know something deep within our heart but satan comes against us to try to steal the knowledge of it from us so that we feel unloved, alone, defeated or without hope.  Sometimes we know something is true but we just can't seem to really get a sense of that and we need others to remind us of all that we are in Christ.... that we are His beloved and that He loves us with an everlasting love that has no boundaries and cannot be measured in time nor depth nor by any other means.... that we are made righteous because of His righteousness and that we can stand before the Father holy and blameless because of a Savior's shed blood at Calvary.... that we are heirs of THE King and that all the eternal promises of heaven are ours because He loved us enough to lay down His life for ours.  Sometimes we keep searching and searching with no idea of what we are really even looking for... we just need to be introduced to the Truth that can bring us peace in our lives... to the only One who gives us a hope and a future.  People just need to hear about Jesus and His great love for us. 

I pray that those who have been in the darkness, or who have felt the sting of loneliness, or just know that something is lacking in their life, have caught a glimpse of the Father in this page.  May His love reach out to you and draw you closer and closer until you can feel the beat of His heart. 

Be blessed and highly favored of God.

Love in Christ,
Sherry
"not I, but Christ"
Galatians 2:20
"Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need."
Hebrews 4:16
"Because he loves me," says the Lord , "I will rescue him;
I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.  He will call upon me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him. With long life will I satisfy him and show him my salvation."  Psalm 91:14-16
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By Elton Smith and Larry Holder.
(Introduction)

See, beyond the dark of night,
The coming of the dawn:
Jesus is the Light!

To a world once held in darkness,
Now behold, a Light has come.
Jesus is our great Redeemer,
And in Him the battle's won.

Out of the dark,
We are born anew.
Into the Light,
We have come!

God, our Father, loves us,
And has come to lead us home.
He gave His Son to save us,
And on the cross
His love for us is shown.

To a soul that's lost and wand'ring,
The Lord has come to Light the Way.
As the Author of salvation,
He comes to change our night to day.

Out of the dark,
We are born anew.
Into the Light
We have come!

See, beyond the dark of night,
The coming of the dawn:
Jesus is the Light!

When it came time to add the music to this page, I really didn't know where to begin.  None of the songs I already had or knew seemed to be what I felt the Lord was wanting to convey in this page.  Finally, He led me back to the Songs of Praise site that I use quite often.  When I read the words to this song, I knew my search had ended.  I know deep within my spirit that somebody out there needs to hear what the Lord is saying in this page.  I pray that the Holy Spirit will begin to minister to them as they open their hearts to the words in this song and follow along with the music.
Come.  Meet Jesus.  He'll show you the way.

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introduce you to the Hope of Mankind... Jesus.
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Father, there is nothing or no one that compares to You and Your great love for us.  We are a needy people, Lord.  And what we need most of all is You.  Open the eyes of our hearts, Lord, that we might see the wonder of Your love and embrace all that You offer us. You have loved us with an everlasting love and have given to us a wonderful Light in this world full of so much darkness.  It is because of Your grace that You reach out to us; it is faith that enables us to reach back and take hold of Your hand that brings us into Your Holy presence.  We thank You, Father, for the sacrifice of Your Son that makes this possible.  Lord, there are those who will come to this page who are lost and hurting... who may feel so very alone right now, Father.  Some are in desperate situations that can only be resolved by Your divine intervention.  Their strength is failing fast and they need You right now.. there is no time to spare.  Lord, whatever the need... YOU are the answer.     Father, speak to them through Your Holy Spirit and draw them unto You.  Let this be the day that they say, "Yes Lord" and give everything to You.  You are so merciful and full of grace towards us, Lord.  Your faithfulness to do as You have promised and the love that You have for each of us is beyond what I can even begin to comprehend, but I do thank you so much for it.  I give praise to Your Holy name, Father. 

Lord, I ask You to touch those who visit this site and bless them in a mighty way... in ways that far exceed anything that this world has to offer.  I thank You so much for the power of Your love and for allowing this site to reach people that I would not otherwise ever get to the opportunity to touch hearts with.  Be with us, Lord, as we continue in the walk of faith that You have set our feet upon.

All glory, honor, and praise to God, our Father.  Bless the Holy name of Jesus .. the Lamb of God that takes away the sins of the world.  In Jesus' name we pray.. amen.