Aug 24, 2011

Cracked, Bruised, and Shattered Hearts

Heartbreak is such a powerful thing. Not only can it lead to tragic times and miserable feelings; it can lead to months or even years of emptiness. Loneliness sinks in, depression takes over. There are so many side effects to a broken heart; some of the side effects never go away. Yes we all go through many different ways of heartbreak but in the end, most of us know the feeling of our hearts getting injured in some form. 

Last week, I had three different people approach me concerning heartbreaks. One girl was broken up with due to the boy not wanting to settle down. One man was dealing with being dumped due to having different values from the girl he dated. And the other was a girl who worried that there would be a heartbreak somewhere in the near future because she sensed the boy was talking to other girls.

These situations all seem very familiar don't they? Breakups occur all around us whether we are experiencing them or we know someone who is. I too went through a rough breakup last year and till this day, I struggle with getting over it. It took some time to realize that just because I was "single"-- it didn't mean I was alone.

There's only one great Healer who can eternally satisfy and mend those shattered pieces to a heart. 

He is our merciful God.

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

We can fully rely on God's resources like His word, His Spirit, and His people.

"Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God. For just as the sufferings of Christ flow over into our lives, so also through Christ our comfort overflows." 2 Corinthians 1:3-5

He can mend and repair those hearts. Through the grace of His son, we can start new. He has a major plan for us and when we pick up our crosses daily, our hearts will be filled with the characteristics of God.

His healing hand can pick up those pieces and carefully place them back into the shape of a heart.
Through time, good friendships, and trusting in Him--your heart will be restored.