Do you know this pain too? You fear that this break can never be repaired and that you will be left with the emptiness forever? Even though I feel the pain and emptiness now, I know that there is hope for my broken heart. There is hope, because there is a Healer who will mend our broken hearts.
If you have ever had a deep cut, you know how painful it is and how it hurts to be touched. Sorrow and loss are like deep wounds. They can be so painful that it seems no nothing can make the pain go away. Sometimes our heart is so broken that we can’t even express the words and nothing seems to take the pain away. I want to cry but I feel that if I start that I might never stop. I feel my tears will turn to anguished screams.
Like a deep wound, a broken heart will not heal overnight. We search to find a medicine that will heal our wound . It’s the same way with our broken heart. We need the right medicine to bring about healing. For my body wound I would seek out a doctor to help me, for my heart I am seeking a specialist, I am seeking the best doctor with the right medicine to make me whole again.
So what is the right medicine for a broken heart? How do we put all the broken pieces back together again? How do we make the pain stop? We cannot ignore our pain and think it will go away. We can try to push the hurt away, but we can’t. The hurt is inside, to a depth to massive to explain. So, in our attempt to push the hurt away, we actually push the hurt deeper inside and the pieces of our broken heart scatter further apart. We then can spend the rest of our life trying unsuccessfully to put the tiny pieces back together.
What we tend to miss in our pain, is that it is the greatest opportunity of all to draw close to God. The Greatest Healer of all. It is an opportunity to learn empathy toward others who are going through the same things. You cannot do all of these things if you try to ignore the pain. We realize how frail we are and see our great need for God.
Seek God as your healer! Tell God how much you are hurting and need His healing touch. He will hear the cries of your broken heart. He will reach out, take your hand, and walk you through your pain. It may take weeks, years, perhaps even a lifetime to put all the pieces of your heart back together. God will spend as much time as it takes for you to find the healing that you need. He will put all of the tiny pieces back together and your heart will be stronger than ever.
He will send His Holy Spirit to your heart to stay until your heart is healed. He will not forsake you. When I am down, He lifts me up.. When cry He wipes my tears away, and when I feel that I can go no further, He sends His Spirit to pick me up and gives me courage to go on.
The LORD is close to the brokenhearted. Ask and receive God’s love and encouragement, because He is very near to you. God can work with a heart that has been broken, because the need is so great for it to be fixed.
As God has reached out to us, so we should be an instrument of God to reach out and help others who are in pain. Ask God to use you to encourage others through their pain. By your own pain you will be able to understand and help in a far greater way. By reaching out to others, our own pain will begin to disappear; our heart will begin to heal.
(Exerts from an article by Janet Treadway who has helped me stay on the path to healing)