God loves each and every one of us and He is so close to the broken-hearted.
My son came home from work and told me a story I’ll never forget. He’s working at a secure mental health facility doing some joinery and occasionally some of the patients strike up a conversation. His boss told him of one patient who’s in there who once was a multi millionaire. He had so much money and was a well respected gentleman. Had a good family, with kids of his own.
One day he came home from work to find his wife in bed with his best friend. He completely fell to pieces and it broke him. These days, he wanders around aimlessly. He cannot enter into a conversation as he is a prisoner in his own mind. He’s now locked in his own little world and only chatters away to himself. He suffered such immense hurt and pain that he lost the will to live.
Some of us know that pain. It is a level of hurt where you are so broken that you no longer wish to live. Every day is another day in hell, full of torment, and tearing you apart inside. The thing is, so many of us hide it – some better than others. This guy obviously can’t hide his pain.
I heard a report recently that you can die of a broken heart – maybe there is some truth to that.
But, what does the Word say? In Proverbs 18:14 it says, “The spirit of a man sustains him in sickness, but as for a broken spirit, who can bear it?” Nobody. No one is meant to bear it alone. We are meant to share our weaknesses, despair and pain. We are meant to take anything that isn’t from the Lord and lay it at His feet. He comes alongside us, He picks us up when we can’t pick ourselves up and He guides us. He moves our feet – one step after the other.
Thank God for Jesus and what He did for us on the Cross. We’re blessed to have the remedy for every broken heart. So many people don’t have that hope in Jesus. If you don’t know that there is a God who loves you, cares for you, and will heal your broken heart and crushed spirit – go and pray in your room cry out!
He will hear your cry. He is waiting for you. Psalm 34:38 tells us, “He is near to the broken-hearted.” He is closer than the air you breathe and He wants to bear your burden for you.
“Draw near to God and He will draw near to you…” (James 4:8)
This article was written by Tracy Simone Hudson.
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