My Heart Is Heavy

Heartbreak triggers immediate thoughts of loss—maybe the death of a loved one or a relationship. But soul-crushing grief isn’t necessarily limited to the absence of someone dear.

It could also look like a rejection letter from your dream school or a wayward child who won’t return your calls.

The anguish can be heavy. Where is God?

Beloved, He is right here. And He wants you to remember the following truths:

1. You are not alone. Despite the agony you feel now, your Heavenly Father has not abandoned you. He sees you hurting and aches alongside you. The Bible states that “the Lord your God goes with you. He will never leave you nor forsake you” (Deuteronomy 31:6). He knows the number of tears you’ve cried, and His heart breaks, too, because He loves you. In the Bible, we are reminded that “He is near to the brokenhearted; He saves the crushed in spirit” (Psalm 34:18). Talk openly to God as you would a friend; He’s listening and eager to hear from you.

2. You matter. A broken relationship does not define those who find their identity in Jesus Christ. The Bible is clear: “For my father and my mother have forsaken me, but the Lord will take me in” (Psalm 27:10). And when you choose to let God take you in, you become His child. You are adopted into the family of the Most High. You are “qualified to share in the inheritance of the saints in light” (Colossians 1:12).

3. You will overcome. “In all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us” (Romans 8:37), the Bible says. God, in His holiness, gave you the desire to love and be loved. He cannot fail you. He will dry your eyes, lift up your head and empower you to move on.

4. You don’t have a deadline. Your victory is certain through Jesus, but there isn’t a one-size-fits-all resolution for the duration of your heartbreak. Healing takes time. Evangelist Billy Graham has likened it to recovering from major surgery. Just as your skin, ligaments and muscles need time, so does your emotional framework.

5. You will love again. Beyond overcoming, God can restore your heart if you let Him fill you with His perfect and faithful love. God has created a longing in each of us that can only be filled by Him, and when it is, we can experience restoration. God promises He “will give you a new heart and a new spirit” (Ezekiel 36:26). That means you can love again. You can be whole again if you choose to experience God’s unfailing love.

Learn now to love again the right way, beginning with a relationship with Christ.

 

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Step 1 – God loves you and has a plan for you!

The Bible says, “God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, [Jesus Christ], that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life” (John 3:16). Jesus said, “I came that they may have life and have it abundantly”—a complete life full of purpose (John 10:10). But here’s the problem:

Step 2 – People are sinful and separated from God.

We have all done, thought or said bad things, which the Bible calls “sin.” The Bible says, “All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). The result of sin is death, spiritual separation from God (Romans 6:23). The good news?

Step 3 – God sent His Son to die for your sins!

Jesus died in our place so we could have a relationship with God and be with Him forever. “God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8). But it didn’t end with His death on the cross. He rose again and still lives! “Christ died for our sins. … He was buried. … He was raised on the third day, according to the Scriptures” (1 Corinthians 15:3-4). Jesus is the only way to God. Jesus said, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but through Me” (John 14:6).

Step 4 – Would you like to receive God’s forgiveness?

We can’t earn salvation; we are saved by God’s grace when we have faith in His Son, Jesus Christ. All you have to do is believe you are a sinner, that Christ died for your sins, and ask His forgiveness. Then turn from your sins—that’s called repentance. Jesus Christ knows you and loves you. What matters to Him is the attitude of your heart, your honesty. We suggest praying the following prayer to accept Christ as your Savior:

"Dear God, I know I’m a sinner, and I ask for your forgiveness. I believe Jesus Christ is Your Son. I believe that He died for my sin and that you raised Him to life. I want to trust Him as my Savior and follow Him as Lord, from this day forward. Guide my life and help me to do your will. I pray this in the name of Jesus. Amen."

Did you pray this prayer?