The Pain of a Broken Heart
We’ve all been broken hearted at one point or another in our lives, it is inevitable. Love was taken away from us. A rejection, a betrayal, a separation, a death...it is a part of living. To lose someone whom we once loved and cherished, who is now no longer there.
It is like a car accident. A sudden shocking moment that mangles us, delivering excruciating pain that hits us in the face and heads straight to our soul. Our heart has stopped. We have died inside. Where there once was love and peace, there is now only emptiness, pain and darkness.
Our former life has changed but unlike physical death we must go on living with our pain, loss and rejection.
For so many of us, the pain never goes away. It follows and has become a part of our soul.
Our heartbreak can come from anyone. A parent who never loved us. A rejection of a lover. A betrayal of a person whom we trusted. A divorce of someone whom we thought would be with us forever. A death of someone whom we loved. Our dreams of love have been shattered, leaving us to nurse our pain alone.
No one really understands the pain of our heartache.
Some of us dive into our work to distract us from the hurt. Others escape into addiction or substance abuse. Some go into solitude, closing themselves off from the world while others run away to live a reckless life, numbing their pain through distraction and abandon.
Many of us turn inward into depression, isolation and yes even suicide. The deep pain is too much.
Heartbreak is a life changing event. We carry the injury, the pain, the scars and the remembrance, but we can never fully be healed.
Many of us believe that we could be whole again if our love was restored, but chances are, that will not happen. The dead will not rise. A rejected love will not return. The past cannot be undone.
Yet our heart cannot heal. So we live through our life, wandering in pain, loneliness and frustration enduring a sadness that never goes away.
A broken heart is not something that we can just “gets over” in a month or two or six. For many of us, the effects of a broken heart remain with us for the rest of our lives. Our pain can last a lifetime.
And as we go through our daily routine, we may change in ways that are not necessarily for the better. We can turn from a curious, optimistic, adventurous person, into someone who is withdrawn, negative, angry and fearful.
It is a very difficult existence because we have learned never to reveal how we feel because others will not understand, judge us or feel sorry for us. So we hide behind a mask of indifference and pretend we are fine.
But we are not.
Some of us believe we loved too much and may decide to never love again. But this will only hurt us more and ruin our future. God meant for us His people to live in love.
We must battle to gain strength every day. Unfortunately we can’t explain it to anyone because no one can ever really understand how we feel. So we hide our pain, though it reveals itself by our silence, melancholy, pessimism and acting out.
Jesus died of a broken heart.
The God of Love extended His love to us. He gave us everything, but we would not love Him back. We crucified Him when we rejected Him. And though humankind turned Him away, He is still wants to take us back no matter who we are or what we have done. He loves us very deeply.
Jesus knows all about broken hearts and wants to fill us with His love. A love that can heal our crushed soul. It may take some time, but His love can carry us through our darkest and most difficult times.
We only have to invite Him in.
He is there for you. Receive His Love.
"He will wipe every tear from their eyes and there will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away." - Revelations 21:4
"He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds." - Psalm 147:3
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