We all suffer at times. Sometimes our hearts are broke in a million pieces, and hopelessness sets in. Wondering…how will we ever put it all back together the way it was? We won’t. But God will put it back together, but not the same as it was, better!
The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.
He Heals the Brokenhearted
Praise the Lord! For it is good to sing praises to our God; for it is pleasant, and a song of praise is fitting.
He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.
The Year of the Lord‘s Favor
The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the poor; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound
(These verse were taken from the ESV, and the underlined/italicized words are my emphasis.)
I wish so much I could take your face in my hands and cause you to look up, to dry your tears, and whisper “HE is here, reach for HIM.” Although this is the worst time you can imagine, you are in the perfect place to see HIS Glory, to know HIS touch to your heart, to experience HIS warmth and love wrap around you like a blanket. I know HE is there with you. I have been where you are, and will be there again no doubt, as we live in this world that is falling apart, and have an enemy that is bent on destroying us, our marriages, our children, and what ever we hold dear. I believe nothing touches HIS heart as tenderly as HIS child holding out her/his hands with a tear stained face. Crying out I hurt.
I know as a mother, I would swoop up my kids in my arms, and wipe tears, and speak softly, and do all in my power to comfort them. How much greater is our GOD to love on HIS children and then go a step beyond,…heal the broken heart, and restore things to a level that is glorifying to HIM. No one messes with HIS babies…and walks away without knowing that HE is the KING of KINGS, and your Daddy, your heart healer…((HUGS))
14 responses to “Are you Broken-hearted?”
Darla…. I am touched by this post. I had to do the hardest thing I have ever done, and give up a very very very good friend for the sake of my marriage…. Grief comes in waves, and all Friday and Saturday I was up and down… Sunday I just poured out my heart in tears before the Lord – laying on my face at the front of the church. Afterwards, though, I felt the Lord’s peace. God has removed the sting of pain and has touched me most powerfully; again in the afternoon as I went to a VineSong concert.
Thank you for the Scriptures above – I’ll be reading them over and meditating on them. Thanks too for your prayers.
bajan- praying for you brutha, and HE is there with you.. i know it..HE doesn’t lie, and HE doesnt change..HE promised!
I’m curious, Bajan…how is the friend you gave up doing? What did you tell them about why you were ending the friendship? Did they understand? Do they need comfort and prayer too?
@Darla- as a parent one of the toughest things for me is not only to see your kids in pain, but to understand that sometimes pain is necessary. There is plenty of physical pain – like shoulder surgery, foot surgery, or getting your wisdom teeth out (x2!)…but there is also the emotional pain that [often] comes with learning a hard lesson, or being corrected, or simply for doing the right thing.
I liked all the references to the brokenhearted. Reminds me of a song:
Well yes, she will need major prayer as well, actually – her name is Tola. What did I tell her? That my wife is uncomfortable with her friendship…. Did she understand? No – she lashed out at me and accused me of abusing her emotionally … she has cut off all communication with me and has said I’m not to contact her anymore. Thanks B4dguy…. I have been praying for her, but I didn’t remember her when I answered Darla’s post
b4dguy- thanks for the vid, i never heard that before and yes i like it! I agree with what you are saying, sometimes pain is necessary. Sometimes I find that in my own pains, i learned that God Multi tasks. I have been told that, but something about seeing it for your self. The beauty to me is no matter what kind of pain or heart ache one encounters, You are not alone in it, and well honestly, HE takes bad and makes it good…my advice to someone in pain is to look for what is God doing and how will HE use your situation for good. its not always immediate, but it will happen.
peace..looking forward to seeing you all on saturday!
Darla, thank you for putting this together. I love this
“I wish so much I could take your face in my hands and cause you to look up, to dry your tears, and whisper “HE is here, reach for HIM.”
You would and do this for anyone who needed it. That is your heart for people, and I love you for it. To this day, and I know you understand this, even tho my kids are 21 & 23, there is nothing I wouldn’t do for either of them…How much more love does our Father have for us. Can’t even wrap my mind around it. But I do believe it. He says He will wipe away our tears….I thought today that regardless of how much pain we go through, it always pales in comparison to what He went through for us. Thank you for this, love you!
Debs~ love you….
What a precious post, Darla. Thank you for being bold enough to show us the power of trusting a loving God.
Very cool to see this title and your previous post’s title in tandem with each other—all beneath the overarching title of “Overcomer”. Even overcomers cry. But they always know Papa cares. I love Isaiah 63:9, “In all their grief, He too is grieved.” I used to sing a song when I traveled, an oldie but goodie: “Tears Are A Language God Understands.”
Don’t I know it! You do too…
pasturescott~it always delights my heart to see your avatar here 🙂 being an overcomer doesn’t mean that i have arrived, but it is what HE calls us to be. I love looking at the heart of God, and it seems lately every where i look i see devastation, and heartbreak..i wish i could fix them, but I can point them to the one who can. and yes, you and I do know it!
I like most the verse from Isaiah 61, we are called to bind up the broken hearted. I am not really broker hearted personally but whenever I see one of our youth turning away from God or giving up some of their ministries, I feel the need to remind them the love of God. I often use the Isaiah 61 as a message.
I am just thankful that you posted more verse. 🙂 I could see it for future reference 🙂
thanks for stopping Edwin! i definitely believe in lots of verses to back me up..no verses, then you are just hearing my heart.
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