Broken hearts comes in many forms. There is disappointment that can crush all hope. There is betrayal, which leaves behind bitterness and resentment. Our plans fail and take away everything that we anticipated. Sin mars our broken world. There is child abuse and neglect, rape, addictions, and assault. Bad things happen to good people.
How do we mend a broken heart?
We have to stay on our healing journey. Even if we are not completely healed, the apostle Paul says to finish the race. (2 Timothy 4:7) We keep our eyes focused on Jesus. The journey is very difficult much of the time, just like the journey of Jesus. We become weary and want out. We don’t want to do this anymore. Our lives are full of desperation.
It was no different for the dead daughter of Jabirus. “Immediately the girl stood up and walked around. At this they were completely astonished," Mark 5:42. It was no different for the woman who had an issue of blood. “Immediately her bleeding stopped and she felt in her body that she was freed from her suffering,” Matthew 5:29. All hope was gone. Death seemed better than life.
God has made promises to the brokenhearted. God is near those who have broken hearts. (Psalm 34:18) The Holy Spirit (the Comforter) is always with us. Jesus is always with us.
God is with us on our healing journey. He is very aware of our every hurt. He cares about our every disappointment. He cares about our every struggle. Psalm 33:18: “But the eyes of the LORD are on those who fear him, on those whose hope is in his unfailing love.” He is a father who loves and understands.
Ken Thom, MS, LPC is a nationally recognized Christian counselor and writer. He is available for parent and individual coaching. Ken is a Post Institute Certified Family Regulatory Therapist, Certified Coach and Great Behavior Breakdown Instructor as well as a certified BCI parent trainer. Ken's book Christian Parent Wisdom is a daily scripture based medication book for parenting children with challenging behaviors. Contact Ken.