|Bridget Jones–click here for a great break up song|
I’ll be honest, I feel a little strange talking about a broken heart that God has already made whole, but if this can encourage someone whose heart is currenty raw, broken, or hurting, than it is totally worth it. So here goes…
Broken hearts suck.
Yes, they most definitely call for two of my favorite men, Ben & Jerry.
Yes, they are a free pass to gorge on whatever you want. Including, but not limited to: Bloomin’ Onions, Big Macs, Taco Bell, and Beef & Cheddar’s from Arbys—I’m a classy girl, what can I say?
Yes, they call for several good chick flicks.
But ultimately, they suck.
However, once you move past the initial sucky-ness, there is beauty to discover. You see, even though it might sting and your heart aches, God is near.
and saves those who are crushed in spirit.
When we’re in a dry and lonely place, He is there. Guiding us, satisfying us, strengthening us, and breathing life back into our feeble frames.
he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land
and will strengthen your frame.
You will be like a well-watered garden,
like a spring whose waters never fail.
But not only is God near, He takes all of those tiny pieces and makes them whole once again. It’s an incredible, beautiful thing.
Although God is more than able to put the pieces back together instantly, it may take some time. For me, it was a process. I saw healing come in several stages. If I’m going to be totally honest, there was one part of my unforgiving heart that took 2 years to heal, but eventually, I found freedom through forgiveness…but forgiveness is another topic for another day.
God is takes the fractured, broken, and dysfunctional and puts them back together.
- the sweet and timely scriptures He whispered to my heart each day through His Word.
- two of my best friends driving through the middle of the night just to see and encourage me
- an incredible weekend with one of my heroes who indirectly helped to inspire Long To Love
- the opportunity to be challenged and stretched folding laundry for a month at Rockbridge with a fabulous group of people including: Ansley, Eliza Joy, Mary, Megan, and Sara. Definitely not something I would have chosen on my own, but God knew it was just the ticket.
That I would see the goodness of the LORD
In the land of the living.
Wait on the LORD;
Be of good courage,
And He shall strengthen your heart;
Wait, I say, on the LORD!