Psalm 34:18 - The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.
Living with emotional pain can be a roller coaster ride. You go up feeling okay and that you can handle things, but then the ride plummet you toward the ground, knocking the wind out of your lungs and plunges you into a valley of emotional pain. So what’s the answer? You get off the roller coaster. Life is full of ups and downs and heartaches that want to crush your spirit. And yes, there can be a good cause for those ups and downs during seasons of your life. But I’m talking about chronic emotional pain. For that you must turn to God for help. As you pray, God will wrap his arms around you and hold you until your emotional pain roller coaster takes a more level path.
Karen Dalske is a freelance writer, public speaker, is active in her church and writes her blogs out of her own experiences of pain, illness and loss.