Tonight, somebody is wondering how they’re going to get through what they’re going through. They’re in so much pain and have no idea if life will ever get better.
The pain in their heart is deep…they feel as though grief or an extremely tough situation has stolen their heart & breath…and they desperately need hope breathed back into their heart and life.
Perhaps you are deeply mourning a treasured loved one…or you’re going through a heartbreaking divorce or separation. Maybe you’re in the midst of freshly finding out your spouse committed adultery…or you found out awhile back and they haven’t cared enough to invest time in healing your heart and marriage. Perhaps you or a loved one received devastating medical news…or maybe you’ve battled illness for years and your heart and body are frustrated and exhausted. Or you’re experiencing marital or family conflict…or estrangement. Maybe the pandemic has been extremely costly and you feel alone – or you’re experiencing terrible financial issues. Perhaps you’ve been rejected, betrayed, abandoned, or you feel unloved or unimportant – by those who should’ve had your back (and your heart)…especially during grief or a life challenge. You (or a loved one) may be battling addiction – and your heart is absolutely miserable and weary. Maybe “life”continues to be one big disappointment, hurt, or letdown…one after another…and you feel defeated – maybe even bitter.
There are so many reasons we can feel hopeless — or like all is lost…
…but I want you to know there is hope.
Whatever you are going through tonight, God truly understands the devastation…the deep heartache…the excruciating pain that is in your soul…the trauma from the life events that are keeping you up at night.
If this is you, please know there is a God who deeply cares. He sees your tears..He understands your deep heartache…He knows your entire grief event or tough situation from beginning to end. And He already knows how He is going to help (and deliver) you through this hard place.
God will not leave you…He will not abandon you…He will not leave you where you are at.
Take time right now to share your heart with God…tell Him all about your grief and situation…ask Him for the comfort, love, encouragement, healing, and help you are needing.
Just like a good father would never turn their back on their children when they plead for help, God will never turn His back on His children either.
It won’t always be like this.
The pain and heartache won’t always be this intense.
You are valuable.
You have purpose.
You are extravagantly loved.
In Him, you have everything your hurting heart needs.
Please hang in there and remember this very important truth; Your best days may not have even happened yet. It may not be the life you once knew and enjoyed…but when we give God all of the shattered pieces of our heart and life, He can truly create something new out of our pain – when we trust Him.
Run to Abba Father’s heart, love Him, trust Him, and allow Him to love you back to life. Ask Him to breathe new hope into you.
Thank Him for what He’s about to do in your heart and life.
There will be tough days ahead…but God will be with you every step of the way.
I can promise you this: even when our life/situation isn’t good…God still is.
With God, we ALWAYS have hope!
When you can’t trust God’s plans, trust His heart.
God truly does care and He has a very good plan for your life! Ask Him right now to begin revealing to your heart His great plans for you.💗
PS – Periodically ask your loved ones if they’re ok. This year has been so very challenging and hard for so many. Anytime you have an opportunity to care for, love, or encourage family and friends, please do. Just like your loved ones may not realize what you’re going through, you never know what battles they’re facing, as well. Always be the rare treasure who cares.💞
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