Proverbs 15:13 A happy heart makes the face cheerful, but heartache crushes the spirit

There are many things that can cause a person to hurt:

1. You can be hurt with your own sinful actions and the realization of the state of your heart which will cause you to reach out for repentance.

2. When you are going through something like a death of a family member or friend.

3. The loss of a friendship, marriage or someone deeply hurts your feelings.

4. When you are afflicted by an illness mental or physical.

I want to share with you some of my most hurtful experiences. The first one I want to share is from my first marriage in 1970-74. When I was living in Philadelphia I found out my next door neighbor, who was my friend, was sleeping with my now ex- husband. The hurt and pain I felt was crushing…the kind that takes your breath away. Another painful time was when I was sterile for 4 years and never had any children. I went through many painful test and surgery.

I finally got pregnant and started having complications and was on bed rest for months. Then one day I started to go into labor in the 5 month. I went to the doctor and he said go home and rest because I was having a miscarriage. I never cried so hard in all my life. (By the way…miraculously my daughter was born and lived). I had a second daughter a few years later and she was born premature and after I delivered her I got one last look at her and then they took her out of my arms and whisked her off to another hospital. Hurt and many tears…..then it was the day I found out my son had cerebral palsy……I think by now you get my point on being really hurt.

Being hurt is a fact of life and it happens to everyone at some point …….but…….Jesus is there for the broken hearted. He is a heart surgeon and can repair any heart that has been broken or damaged. He can do miracles. He can turn your weeping into tears of joy.

Job 8:21 He will yet fill your mouth with laughter and your lips with shouts of joy.

I am telling you that there has NEVER been a time that God has not been there in the midst of my hurt. I have only shared with you a few things but I have been through many many hurtful experiences and tell you the truth…God has NEVER EVER failed me! If it weren’t for Him providing healing for my heart and mind….I never would have made it!
Psalms 42:5,6 Why are you downcast, O my soul? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and 6) My God……

Someone may have hurt you deeply……I think that these types of hurt last longer than a physical hurt. I have mostly forgotten the physical hurts like surgeries, labor pains, etc…..but I tell you I remember every single person who ever hurt my feelings. Only Jesus can pull up the root of that hurt so that it’s not rolling around in your heart and mind ready to take over your thoughts again. Only abiding in the Lord and He in you …can accomplish this. Give all of your hurt over to the Lord today…let Him mend your broke heart. If you heart is broken because of you… repent and turn to the Lord……if it’s broken because of others forgive and turn to the Lord…..If it’s broken because of illness pray and turn to the Lord. Turn to the Lord….Turn to the Lord!

Message for today: You don’t have to keep hurting….I know how painful it can be….there is a healer of broken hearts and He is the Great Physician…. Jesus Christ. You don’t need insurance or an appointment…call Him today and talk to Him.

“Heavenly Father, please comfort the ones who are reading this blog today and may be hurting. You know what the hurt is and how to fix it. You are the only one who knows all they are going through and you are the only one who can give them the miracle of healing they need. Please mend all the broken hearts today as they are seeking you and I pray abiding in you. Thank you for all the answered prayers. In Jesus name…Amen.”

I know I always want you to listen to a song but PLEASE listen to one of my very favorite renditions of The Talley’s singing…I Love the Lord: