Sunday, July 6, 2014

Pieces Of A Broken Heart

This week I said goodbye to my dearest friend, my mother-in-law.  She passed away unexpectedly.  I loved her more than I can ever express.  We had such wonderful times together. We became fast friends many years ago and I was looking forward to many more years of wonderful times.  I never got to tell her one more time how much she meant to me.  I think she always knew but I wish I could've told her one more time how much I loved her.  Now, today, I feel like my heart is broken into tiny, crumbly pieces, surrounded with pain.  

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)


  1. May the Holy Spirit engulf you in His Comfort, and our Lord, Jesus surround you with His love. May His angels surround you. The Father is with you always. You are in my prayers, Angel.

  2. I'm so sorry for your loss Angel.

  3. Oh Angel, I'm crying with you. I wish I was there to give you a big hug! I'm praying for you & your family.

  4. I am so sorry for your loss.
    I just lost my best friend and my father, both had been sick but doing better. Both deaths were unexpected. :(
    I will keep you in my prayers.

  5. I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  6. I'm so, so sorry for your loss. Blessings to you and your family.

  7. I will pray for you, Angel. So sorry you and your family are walking through this loss.

  8. Angel, I'm sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family.

  9. I can feel your pain with all of my heart. I am sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers.

  10. I'm so sorry! I wish I could give you a hug. Lou Lou Girls

  11. Beautiful. I am sorry for your loss. Thank God that we can give all our pain to Him. He is our comforter.

  12. Oh, Angel, I am so very sorry for your loss. May the Lord give you all comfort during your time of grief. I will pray.

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