I know what it feels like to have a wounded heart. And I’m sorry that your wounds have brought you to this page. I remember all too well the heart aches that sent me scurrying for help, answers and companionship during my season of wounding.
Your heart may hurt for any of a variety of reasons. Maybe you’re:
- navigating a divorce
- grieving the loss of a loved one
- feeling the sting of rejection
- trying to get your bearings in a new season of life
- letting go of a cherished dream
- learning to live with new limitations
- saying goodbye and moving away
- wrestling with a life disappointment
- or accepting something you cannot change
Sometimes life hurts. And we’re rarely prepared for the pain because it generally comes from unexpected sources or twists and turns. The “surprise” of it all just intensifies the hurt. And the pain can knock you off your feet for a while.
While You’re Getting on Your Feet
I remember how hard it was to even voice my own prayers when my heart was still throbbing. I desperately wanted God to work in my life…to comfort me, to assure me that I’d be okay, to love on me, to take the pain away, to heal my aching heart.
But suddenly I didn’t even know what scriptures to turn to, what promises to cling to, what prayers to pray. I couldn’t seem to put words to my hurts. Nothing flowed but tears and frustrations.
So I searched for books, blog posts, songs, poems and friends to speak into my life…and to speak for me. Just as I might enlist my spouse or a capable and compassionate friend to go with me to the doctor’s office following a hard diagnosis, I sought out authors and counselors and friends and musicians to accompany me on my difficult journey. I looked for people who got me, who understood the depths of my pain.
And I found many. I am so grateful that God provided blogs posts and books and worship music and magazine articles that resonated with my broken heart, accurately voiced my sorrow for me and ultimately led me to Truth and healing.
And that’s what I’d like to provide for you now.
Your Broken Heart Will Heal
On the authority of God’s Word and by my own testimony, I assure you your broken heart can heal. We have a gracious and good God who can comfort and carry you through this difficult season. But He can also completely heal your wounds…leaving no scars. Yes, this wounding will change you and usher you into a new season. More than likely, there’s no going back. But by the grace of God you will love again, laugh again and fully live again.
But for God to heal your heart He needs to engage with you deeply. Just knowing He exists is not enough to bring complete healing to your broken places. You will have to spend time in His presence, listen humbly to His instructions, frequently and consistently apply the ointment of Scripture to your heart and mind and give Him permission to transform your thinking.
You will have to engage.
I’d Like to Help…for 10 Days
Because God has given me such compassion for those whose hearts are hurting, I’m offering to “go to your Physician’s appointment with you” for a while.
I’d like to send you an email a day for 10 days. These simple, noninvasive emails will provide you with a daily prayer journal for engaging with the God who heals. We’ll walk slowly through the soothing and powerful verses of Psalm 27. I’ll pray for you and you can add your thoughts and prayers as well. And I’ll also gently encourage you to engage with God in other ways…providing the resources you’ll need.
After 10 days I won’t bother you again. (Although you’re always welcome to bother me!) The emails will stop arriving. But hopefully you will be up on your feet by then, and better able to engage with your God so that He can completely heal your wounded places.
God will heal your wounded heart. It will take time.
You can sign up for the 10-Day Prayer Journey below. Be sure to confirm your 10-day subscription by responding to the email you will receive shortly after registering.
Blessings to you, dear one. I’m praying for you. And I truly do care.