A Broken Heart?…Hang on Tight…
I haven’t had a broken heart too many times in my life. But I have had it broken. Is yours broken? Has it been?
When the hurt continues to hit you relentlessly…everything can cloud up…the emptiness threatens to set in because the assaults just keep coming.
It can even be hard to hang onto our faith about the matter. Maybe you are struggling to believe God will ever! redeem the situation you are in or rescue the person you love so deeply who is off the rails.
The very foundation of your faith is being assaulted. Maybe you feel faithless because you believe (see it all) incorrectly. It certainly can’t be that God is failing you and me. He simply doesn’t. Still…the pain of being hurt so deeply can rock our faith. Oh, the agony of trying to understand how this could possibly be happening…again. How can it be allowed to continue on and become worse by the minute.
Maybe you are utterly…exhausted. Have you come to the point where you have nothing left? Maybe your mind wanders to, “What is the point? Is this all there is?”
Maybe you are a faithful parent, who has devoted your all for fifteen or twenty years and now you have a child who completely rejects you and perhaps the faith-life you so carefully taught. Maybe you, or someone you love has a spouse who has suddenly decided he or she doesn’t want to be married. Equally as painful…there is the spouse who stays in the marriage, doesn’t engage and shows no desire to find joy in the relationship. He or she has checked out. Maybe you or someone you love has been given a life-altering diagnosis.
Hang on. Hang on to God when you drag out of bed in the morning. Hang on to His love as you go through the day. Hang on to His words. Be intentional about recalling His faithfulness through the ages and throughout your own life.
Hang on to prayer and continue your relationship with Him, no matter how wobbly you feel about it all.
He is faithful…even when it doesn’t look like it. He has promised to turn hearts of stone into hearts of flesh.
Ezekiel 36:26 (NIV) 26 I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.
He has promised to do surgery on our hearts and the hearts of our descendants so that we can love Him with all of our hearts souls and minds.
Deuteronomy 30:6 (NIV) 6 The LORD your God will circumcise your hearts and the hearts of your descendants, so that you may love him with all your heart and with all your soul, and live.
He doesn’t expect us to open our confused and broken hearts on our own…or our loved ones to open their own hardening hearts or blind eyes!
Pray…for your loved ones…pray for yourself.
Jeremiah 24:7 (NIV) 7 I will give them a heart to know me, that I am the LORD. They will be my people, and I will be their God, for they will return to me with all their heart.
He has promised. He is faithful to do what He has promised…despite what it looks like right now. His plan is larger…broader…more all-consuming than we can possibly imagine.
Most of the time when I write a blog, I “feel it”. I feel the hope of it. Today…I am not feeling it. I am just hanging on by my fingernails to His faithfulness. Maybe you are too.
Still…you and I know He is faithful. Eventually our feelings will catch up with what we know to be Truth…
Hang on…hang on tight…