There are times in our lives when we must maneuver our way though difficult situations that can leave us feeling uneasy, empty, and as if our hearts are shattered into a thousand pieces. It is during these times that we question, “Am I destined to always feel this way? Or is there any hope?”
There was a time in my life when I questioned the very same way. But even though we experience emptiness in our hearts at times, I am here to tell you that there is hope for the brokenhearted. Hope for those who sorrow because there is a mender of broken hearts….
“God heals the brokenhearted, binding up their wounds.” Psalm 147:3
God wants to heal us of all our wounds. He knows we grieve, he understands our sorrow, and he comforts us. He does not promise to preserve us from grief–because we’ll all have it at some point in our lives–but he promises to accompany us and direct us through it.
One thing we need to remember is that it takes time to heal. It’s not something that we can have a ‘quick fix’ from; it’s a wound! For example, let’s say someone fell off their bike and snagged a hideous gaping head wound. Immediately pain would pulsate through their body and within the hour they would be rushed to the emergency room. It is there that the doctor performs his magic and quickly stitches the traumatic wound–and although there is still pain in the wound–it has been properly dealt with and can progress through the stages of healing. A year later all the person is left with is, a scar. They remember the experience and have the scar to prove it, but they don’t act like they are still falling off the bike. That event no longer affects their life, it becomes an old memory.
It’s kind of like that with a broken heart. We get wounded by someone or some circumstance. We feel the pain and go to God, who comes in and stitches us up. In the end, we are left with nothing but a scar. Sadly, however, there are times we allow our wounds to remain wounds. God stitches them up, but we fester the problem by picking at the scabs rather than allowing them to heal. In a sense we are continually opening an already healed wound.
My friends, reach out to God and allow him to cure your wound once and for all. Don’t let something fester and bother you that God has already treated. After all, a scar is nothing but a memory of past event.
“The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.” Psalm 34:18
“Trust in the Lord with all of your heart, lean not on your own understanding, in all of your ways acknowledge him, and He will carry you though.” Proverbs 3:5-6
God grasps our hands as we endure difficult situations; He calms us, love us, and heals the brokenhearted; we just have to trust him for it!
Love you all!