Isa 42:3 (KJV) A bruised reed shall he not break, and the smoking flax shall he not quench: he shall bring forth judgment unto truth...
Isa 42:3 (NIV) A bruised reed he will not break, and a smouldering wick he will not snuff out. In faithfulness he will bring forth justice...
A bruised reed is a man or woman who is in some misery ... and ... by misery is brought to see the need for some correction, improvement or conversion for a cause, but also acknowledement that one can't do it all themself and may need some help.
The bruising is required before conversion so that the spirit within us may allow us to see our true, authentic self, and the spirit within us must align with His Holy Spirit. There is no harm or danger borne from this acknowledgement, only healing and wholeness.
The suffering of adversity does not degrade you but exalts you. Human tribulation teaches you; it does not destroy you. The more we are afflicted in this world, the greater is our assurance for the next. The more we sorrow in the present, the greater will be our joy in the future. -- St Isidore of Seville (d. 636).
He who wills only what God wills, possesses all that he desires. For whatever happens to him, happens by the Will of God. -- St Alphonsus Liguori (1696-1787).
Suffering is the very best gift He has to give us. He gives it to his chosen friends. -- St Therese of Lisieux (1873-97)
Let us understand that God is a Physician, and that suffering is a medicine for salvation, not a punishment for damnation. -- St Augustine (353-430).
Bruised Reed Foundation (BRF) is a not-for-profit business organization dedicated to serving individuals and businesses anywhere in the U.S. and throughout the world. In a non-controversial way we are advocates for others not strong enough to represent themselves due to being weakened or victimized by some form of hardship or oppression (e.g., economic, financial, health, relationships, education, religious, etc.).
The purpose of the BRF is to promote wholesome and holistic, independent living with a focus on financial and economic improvement for a better quality of life for everyone. Our philosophy of 'each one teach one' makes humanitarianism doable for everyone.
Our mission is to improve the whole individual with spiritual, educational, and financial enrichment for a greater quality of life, building character, no matter the social-economic status, encouraging all clients to continuously work toward reaching their goals even in spite of temporary setbacks or challenges.
We help individuals turn their adversities into spiritual and personal growth tools. We provide spiritual guidance and spiritual coaching to help you identify your own personal spiritual guide so that you may seek and find your own solutions in order to fulfill your life purpose. We help you overcome difficulties in your life by embracing a higher spiritual perspective in order bring more positive energy into focus. We will also help you gain a better understanding of the cause and effect of events that occur in your life as well as how to live through them so that you come out on top.
We focus on self-sufficiency and help clients regain their independence with a fresh new start. We help provide job training skills as they advance through our programs. We provide affordable housing to transition into and we follow them temporarily or permanently depending upon supportive housing needs. We put them to work rehabilitating distressed properties acquired through our real estate development and homeownership program, which helps to prevent homelessness by making housing affordable to our clients.
We hope that our efforts will burn the hearts of others to engage so that the light of missions work will shine to the most remote peoples on earth. Let your heart cry out and get involved. Missions is a form of humanitarianism. It is an area where all of us can so easily get involved. It won't take much to invest if everyone does their part. You can donate your time or money by clicking on the DONATE link or by clicking on CATALOG link to order products that you can use yourself or for printed materials to take around with you to have handy to distribute to others in need when the opportunity arises. It is unlimited what could happen if more people got involved in humanitarianism in a way that will ultimately affect millions of people all over the world. We encourage you to join in to help us help others.
If you are interested in our client referral services, have clients that could use our services or if you want to participate in our mission by becoming a donor or sponsor of BRF, please click on the CONTACT US link to send us an email and/or DONATE link. If you know someone who could use our services, please click on TELL A FRIEND link below.
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