Saturday, September 4

Healing a Broken Heart

The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. --Psalm 34:18

Of all the different things in life that have the potential to affect us, the things that carry the most weight tend to be those that affect the heart. The Bible refers to the heart as the "wellspring of life", and to to guard it above all else. With that in mind, it is little wonder that when the heart hurts, the rest of the body aches as well.

The Psalmist writes that God is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. A person's heart, in the emotional and spiritual sense, is a place where secrets and dreams are kept. The pain of a broken heart is as unique as its contents. We can take comfort in the fact that a God who is so large and powerful demonstrates his love on such an intimate and personal level when he mends the brokenhearted of his creation.

When we hurt, we can cry out to him. We can lay our souls bare before him without the fear of shocking him or making him uncomfortable in any way. Where friends fail, God is faithful. When our own emotions overpower us, God draws us near to save us from ourselves. Time and time again, we can run to him with our heartaches knowing that he will never hesitate to wipe our tears and tell us that he loves us. We can find peace in knowing that he is the best one to heal a broken heart.



At 8:32 PM, Blogger Re.Be.Ka said...

My father left us and went off with his g/f and it broke my heart, but God heals my hurt every time it climbs on top of me.
On my birthday I had no money to buy food, and it was shopping day. I cried and cried because it seemed that on my birthday I would not even be able to have a meal at all, except perhaps some dry toast or old crackers left from a time I can't remember.
But then God told me I should read Job.
I hate the book of Job, and have always avoided it.
However I did as He asked and I felt happier almost as soon as I picked up my bible. I have often noticed that when I am unhappy, if I read my bible, it makes me feel a lot better.
I wonder exactly why this is?


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