Many of us can look back on our lives, even if we’re young, and remember a time when we felt heartbroken. For some, it may even be today. Whenever it was, it was a time when it seemed like the walls of our life were falling in and there was nothing we could do to stop it. Usually, it’s because of the loss of a relationship like the end of a romance or the loss of a loved one. Sometimes, it’s because we felt betrayed, or our expectations were let down by someone we love. For whatever the reason, we remember those times like none other.
Having been there myself many times, I can say, without any hesitation, that it’s never easy. In those times the pain can consume our hearts and our thoughts. The grief is fresh, and the loss is real. The heartache seems so deep that we can’t even talk at times. The only thing we can do is cry. We may be surrounded by loved ones and still feel very alone. We may have been totally taken by surprise and still in shock, only later realizing the depth of our pain.
For many, the first response to heartbrokenness is the question, ‘Why?!’ We can’t understand why, or how, something this heartbreaking could happen. We want, and need, an answer to something we may never truly understand until we get to heaven.
The urge to blame others, and even God, is something the enemy of our soul will put in our minds immediately. The thoughts of, ‘How could they do this to me?’ or ‘God, why did you allow this?’ are some of the first things we hear and, if left unaddressed, could be the root of bitterness in our life.
How do we get past the loss and pain we feel inside during those times? How can we see past what seems to be insurmountable pain from the loss we feel? The question isn’t an easy one for anyone to answer.
Because it’s our heart, like our body, eventually, the wounds can, and will, heal through the continued save of forgiveness and ointment of grace. But, if not tended to, they may become infected only causing us to be worse off than when the heartbreak first happened.
No matter the circumstance, we must know and believe that God cares. We must be assured that, even if we don’t understand why, He does understand, and will care for us. Like any loving parent, He knows and feels our pains. His care and loving arms are there for us when we most need them. He will never let us go and will hold onto us all the way to the end.
If you’re feeling heartbroken tonight, know that you are so loved by God. Your pain may not be anything I can understand, but know that, in the midst of it, you can have comfort. Through one of the most painful heartbreaks any parent could have to face, outside of true friends and family, He was the only way I survived the intense pain, loss, and heartbreak. He was always there when I needed love, encouragement, and comfort. He gave me the strength to continue and the hope that, one day, all that pain would be past.
My heart and thoughts are with you tonight if that’s you too. Know that you’re loved and that, even if there isn’t an answer to why, you can make it. Even though you may feel weak, you are strong in Him. In that, find rest and comfort. Let His loving arms surround you and hold you. He will never let go… Never…
Much love tonight my friend,
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