Pain. Hurt. Loss.
Words like these happen much to often in a broken world that is try to break a mended people.
We all feel pain, weather it’s physical from a fall or emotional from an experience that left a scar on our heart. We all get hurt when someone we thought we knew turns out to be different than we thought or if we get left in the dust by someone we care about. We all experience loss, weather we had to do the hard thing and let go or it was wrenched away from our grasp.
Those words are common and when I see these things affect those around me it causes a pang in my heart too deep rooted to explain. But it does make me want to reach out so let me try to lift you to a higher place. Let me shine a light of love your way.
You are NOT alone.
You are NOT forgotten.
You will NOT be left desolate.
And more importantly God’s arms are open wide and he is calling you saying, “I love you. I accept you. I’m right here in this muck with you. Lets pick up the peices. Let me lift you up beyond this pain.”
He knows what it feels like – he’s felt it a thousand times over – and he wants to free you from it. All you have to do is let him.
Isaiah 41:10, “Fear not for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous hand.”
That might be harder than it sounds. You might think God hurt you and you need to take the time to relearn his goodness. You might feel unworthy, to dirty to be loved by a pure God and you need to rexperience his undying, agape love for you. You might feel totally helpless and you need to stop and remember He’s in control of it all.
Those things may be in your way, but feeling joy again is possible.
1. Reading the bible will really solidify the truth within your heart, look to it, study it. Even if the promises he speaks seem like lies to you right now keep reading, they are true and you will see it.
Visit this site for some verses to begin with: http://www.whatchristianswanttoknow.com/20-encouraging-bible-verses-for-the-brokenhearted/
2. Pray continuously. Pray for joy and peace to enter your heart and pray like it will happen.
3. Cry. Yes cry when you need to. Let go of the shame, the pain and the loss through your tears. Holding in your tears is like holding on to what causes them.
4. Find someone to talk to. Whatever is going on and whatever you think or feel about it isnt so terrible that you cant trust someone with it. Even if you’ve begun to doubt God or even Push him away a godly friend will hold you up when your weak, comfort you when your hurt, love you when you feel unlovable and help bring you back to where you need to be.
Remember these things and don’t ever forget that God is always with you even when you can’t feel it. And his arms will remain open until you let him close them around you.
Psalms 34:18, ” The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.”