To the broken-hearted

We walk and live amongst happy-face people, yet we sometimes don’t know how many broken hearts lie beneath those smiles. We could be one of them, couldn’t we?


Not everyone is hiding or putting on a brave front, but some people do.
And ironically, some of us are joyful—yet there’s this underlying sadness that remains in our hearts. Perhaps of an ongoing hurt, loss or a relationship hanging on its last thread.

In that way, you are not alone. We are not alone. We are all wired to love, to look for love, to be loved. And in the same way, we hurt, we’ve been hurt, and we’ll be hurt again.

If we close our hearts to hurts, we’ll close our hearts to love.

To live a stone-hearted life is akin to living life barely breathing.

God,
Let Your love be the glue that mends the broken-hearted.
We overcome not with our strength
But with the saturation of Your healing love into our deepest wounds.

Amen.


“Everybody Hurts”

If you feel like letting go (Hold on)
If you think you’ve had too much
Of this life, well hang on.

Full lyrics of Everybody Hurts by R.E.M.


He heals the heartbroken and bandages their wounds. (Psalm 147:3 The Message)


Note:

In a world that sometimes can be so harsh, be someone who brings hope—be kind to others, be kind to ourselves.

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