|There is always hope shining through.|
A woman spoke to me recently about her bitter hatred of a former colleague. She is filled with so much hatred that her body is literally shutting down and she's had to go to the hospital and may end up having surgery. She is not willing to keep her eyes fixed on her goals and her heart towards the people she loves, because of these bitter feelings towards another. Everything else that is good in her life, is falling down around her because she won't place her shattered heart in the hands of God and let Him heal the broken places.
Another difficulty is being honest and confessing whatever part you play in your heartbreak. Even when another person has completely hurt us, somewhere in there, in our response, in our hatred back, we need forgiveness. You see, we can only control our actions and reactions. And when we focus on that, it takes our eyes off of the one who hurt us and opens up a way for God to touch and heal our wounded soul.
And the final challenge is to focus on those people and things that matter...the ones who are being hurt by our woundedness. When we've been broken, we tend to lash out at those who are innocent and don't deserve to be neglected or attacked. Those who broke us cannot fix us. The power of God's love and healing touch is the only thing that can make us whole. It gives us hope for a future.
If you are experiencing hurt and heartbreak, can you do what's necessary on your part, to get the healing process going? Are you willing to do the hard stuff? I promise, He will meet you there and touch you with the power of His love and begin to make you whole. There is no better hope than that.
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From His lap,