We don’t wake up and get out of bed expecting our hearts will get broken. We don’t expect to get home and have to get ready for bed with a broken heart either. A person with a broken heart is in a unique season of life. I use the word unique because the dictionary defines unique as being the only one of its kind; unlike anything else. If you’ve lived any amount of time on earth, you more than likely have experienced a broken heart yourself or know someone that has. I believe we can agree that it truly is unlike anything else we experience.

There are many ways we can feel the heaviness of a broken heart. A father or mother passing away, going through a divorce, losing a best friend that you’ve had for years or decades, never having the ability to conceive a baby, lifelong dreams never being fulfilled, and many more that I could list. We may feel like the world is crumbling down around us and we don’t know how to make sense of the situation that we find ourselves in. How did I get to this place? Could I have done something different to avoid this situation? What if I would have done _____ ? Maybe your situation is completely out of your control and there’s nothing you could have done to change it.

Psalm 147:3 says, “He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.” 

The good thing is that Jesus is capable and willing to heal our broken hearts and will also bind up our wounds. Whenever I’m in a season where my heart is broken, I ask God to open my eyes to see what he is doing through the situation. The best thing to do when you’re in a season with a broken heart is to slow downThe reason that I suggest slowing down is because when are broken hearted, we are also tired and our thoughts are all over the place. One day we feel great and the next day we want to curl up in bed all day.

God is building us up through every trial we experience in life. There is always something we can change to improve our walk with God. I pray that in your current trial that you will cling closer to Jesus more than anything else. We can go to bed knowing that God has made us complete and that he makes beautiful things out of broken pieces.

-Davey Hatcher