God has a heart and He created us in His image so we have one too. The world is in awe of the great mind, the thinkers of our time, the high IQ… but God LOVES the heart. The heart of the simple man, not puffed up with his own self-importance, the heart of the uneducated fishermen who became Apostles, the greatest teachers of our time. The heart that says, ‘there is someone greater than me out there who loves me and looks out for me. I want to learn from Him.’ God’s love never fails, is unconditional, unfathomable, and transcends our fickle conditional human love. It is because of His love for us why we were created and why we are here! Our ability to love is God given. The enemy doesn’t know how to love and didn’t create us, so we have nothing to thank him for.
The human heart has the capacity to love for a lifetime, the real unconditional love which is God given; created by God to be resilient, to heal and to endure. So why do we struggle so much when we are sad and in pain. Why do we give up when our hearts are broken and things are not working out the way we planned? There are many causes, but the root cause is that we have taken a God given gift that would flourish and bloom under His spiritual guidance and tried to make it flourish under the guidance of the world. So, how do we correct this? Simple! by putting the following scripture into practice!
Matthew 19:26 (KJV)
But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.
Let God nourish His love within us so that we live and love as He intended. Often, we say ‘time is a healer,’ but actually, time is not a healer. Time is not even our friend! Time just keeps on ticking by, while we lose our youthfulness, beauty, health and prepare to leave this world in a worse state than when we entered it. We cannot slow it down or stop it. God created time and it does not yield to us. So, if we allow God to work in our lives over a period of time, our broken, damaged hearts can be mended fit and ready to welcome real love, IF we call on him. Is it really so unthinkable to say “God, please heal my broken heart,” or simply to remind Him of His promise to us? “God, you said all things are possible with you, so I am asking you to be with me in this situation, I am struggling and I need your help.” Once God helps you and build you up, making you stronger than before, you will be whole again; unless you put yourself back into that situation. And guess what? If you go to Him again and ask for help, He will help you so don’t be afraid to ask for it, although it would help us greatly if we didn’t keep making the same mistakes!
When we experience pain through traumatic situations, we decide in our minds to guard our hearts, never to let anyone near it again, so we lock it up still bruised and damaged and keep it to ourselves. Not good! The mind is so powerful that once we have made up our minds to do something, no one can change it. You are preventing yourself from enjoying the fullness of life and limping though it with a damaged heart is not the answer. If we could see the physical scars on a broken or traumatised heart I imagine we would want to throw it away or trade it in for a new one. We certainly wouldn’t want any part of it. But when God heals our heart it is fully restored to its’ true beauty. God doesn’t patch up, He makes all things new; we are the ones who like to patch things up.
It is not possible to live a life solely filled with joy never to experience pain or sadness; regardless of how rich you are, how long you’ve been a Christian or how positive you think. You will experience pain and disappointments! You are the only person who can manage your expectations of life and this starts with an expectation in Christ Jesus to do exactly what He said He will do. The Lord knows how important it is for our hearts to be whole so that we can love as He loves and we cannot do this if we have locked it away in a dark place damaged and wounded. Trust Him enough to take care of it for you because He will take better care of it than you do.
Unlock your heart to Christ now and it will begin to heal! You can’t do it by yourself so ask Him to help you.