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HEARTBREAK

Throughout life we face many hardships, but one type of hardship I feel most people are unprepared for is the reality of heartbreak we are bound to face in life. When sin entered the world, the ability to hurt as well as hurt others emotionally also entered into the world as a result or consequence of sin. Another reason we experience heartache is because God wants what is best for us, and in order to for the plans he has for our lives to come to fruition, He takes away the things we think are best for ourselves. There are many forms of heartbreak and everyone can experience it in any of its forms. It cannot only be seen when couples break up, but when friendships end, when parents and their children stop talking to each other, when you don’t get the job, internship, or opportunity that you were looking forward to, when we are disappointed in something that did not reach the expectations - we set in our minds or when someone has hurt you expectantly or unexpectantly. So how do we heal from this hurt we experience? How do we move on from something that makes us feel like the world is ending? Luckily, the Bible provides us with the truth and comfort we need to overcome these trying times.


I would like to take a look at two verses in the Bible to help with explaining how to heal from this heartache we face. In Psalm 34:18 it states, “The Lord is near to brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit” and in Psalm 147: 3-5 it states, “He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. He determines the number of the stars; he gives to all of them their names. Great is our Lord, and abundant in power; his understanding is beyond measure.”


In the beginning of both verses, we see the answer to healing heartbreak, and that answer is that healing comes from God. From what I have discovered, only God can truly heal a broken heart. A common phrase that most of us have heard is “Time heals all wounds” but I don’t find that necessarily true. Time has the power to possibly weaken the heartache you feel, but never really take it away, but our God is all powerful and knowing and can turn what you believe to be the worst situation into a beautiful outcome that you didn’t even know was possible. We know this because in the verse I quoted above, Psalm 147:5, it tells us that He is abundant in power and has an understanding and plan for things that we cannot fully fathom. We must also note that because God is omnipotent and has a great plan set for each and every one of us, God uses heartbreak and rejection to further His kingdom and to give you an authentic purpose. He knows what the best thing for us is, so even though there will be pain when it feels like God is taking something away, remember to step back and try to think about the greater picture God is painting of your life. I want you to also remember that although our God is all powerful and knowing, He is also a loving God who wants and 100% knows what is best for us, and because He loves us, He must break our hearts.



Break my heart for what breaks Yours

Everything I am for Your Kingdom’s cause

As I walk from earth into eternity

Lyrics from Hosanna by Hillsong United



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