Affairs of the Heart

Just a week ago some celebrated Valentine's Day while others scoffed at the day and what it represents. Valentine's Day is all about love, especially the love of man and woman as they intimately pursue each other. The truth however is, many do not celebrate because they are casualties of that devastating event called heartbreak or a broken heart. They have been crushed and have experienced or are experiencing a pain so deep within that seems irreparable. They have been deeply wounded - a wound of the soul. Such pain is so intense and is seemly stifling to the point that one might question can I live through this; can I live trust again; can I ever love again?

Is recovery from heartbreak at all possible? The answer is a resounding YES! As painful and seemingly debilitating as it might be right now you can get through it and move on.

Psalm 34:18a, NKJV says, "the Lord is near to those who have a broken heart".

Hold on to this eternal promise. We often believe that this verse only addresses matters of broken relationships between God and man but it does deal with broken relationships between man and man.

It is not that He gets any closer to us when we suffer a broken heart but often during this time we want to be alone and even feel that there is no one who understands or can help us, but God is offering Himself to us during this dreadful time. Reach out to Him and accept his care, comfort and counsel. His arms are wide open ready to embrace you and to wipe away those tear