Everybody goes through heartache and discouragement … but what do you do when your heartache is so deep, it feels as though you may drown in your tears and despair?
I’ve been there. My grief ran extremely deep. I felt like I was dead but couldn’t die…crying was physically painful because my eyelids were so tender and raw. I felt as though I couldn’t catch my breath.
If you’re at that very tough place right now, it’s very important to know: there is hope.
If today your broken heart is crying out, “I can’t do this anymore”…
…that’s a signal.
It’s a signal to place all of the broken pieces of your heart into God’s more than capable hands.
Something to always remember: when we feel we can’t go on…GOD CAN & WILL CARRY US! He can comfort and heal a broken heart more in one moment than we could ever hope to do in a lifetime.
As we walk through our pain, God will be right beside us. He is faithful to carry us in those heart-wrenching times.
When we give God each shattered piece of our heart, He can take the broken pieces and lovingly rebuild each piece back together – and eventually create something of great value.
Our heart won’t be the same. Instead, it will have new space to hold more depth, compassion, wisdom, and much more understanding about life due to experiencing deep grief.
And there will be pain in the process…but as Pastor Rick Warren always says, “God never wastes a hurt.”
Having been through multiple grief experiences, I have found this to be more than true.
So if you are deep in heartache or discouragement today…ask God to come in and help you.
You couldn’t ask for a better Companion throughout your grief.
He truly is a Faithful Friend – and He’s always there 24/7.
God loves you…He cares for you…and He can genuinely relate to your pain.
God sees every chapter of your life – start to finish.
I promise you: God is not through with you. He will NEVER leave you or forsake you.
You may be in the worst chapter of your life…but it won’t always be like this…and you have better days to come in the upcoming chapters. With God, some of your very best days may not have even happened yet.
Hold onto hope!
Feel what you need to feel.
Always remember God loves you more than anyone ever has…and He loves you more than anyone ever will.
God’s heart is good and He is FOR you!
So run to His heart and trust Him when you feel like you can’t take anymore.
No matter the grief…no matter the situation…He is always waiting for you with open arms.❤️
Psalms 27:13-14, “I would have despaired unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the LORD In the land of the living. Wait for the LORD; Be strong and let your heart take courage; Yes, wait for the LORD.”
Isaiah 66:9, “I will not cause pain without allowing something new to be born, says the Lord.”
Philippians 1:6, “For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.”
Jeremiah 29:11, “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a futire.”
Philippians 4:13, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”
Deuteronomy 31:6, “So be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid and do not panic before them. For the LORD your God will personally go ahead of you. He will neither fail you nor abandon you.”
Ephesians 3:20, “Glory belongs to God, whose power is at work in us. By this power he can do infinitely more than we can ask or imagine.”
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