Psalm 25:17 - The troubles of my heart have multiplied; free me from my anguish.
Extreme Make Over. We all can remember the show and how it impacted families. During one week, designers raced the clock to completely renovate a house for a deserving family.
I loved the part where they take the family away to hide them from seeing progress on their home until it was completed.
After the family leaves, the crew would arrive to get to work. Once the remodel was completed, the crew couldn’t wait until the family arrived. When they unveiled the house and walked the amazed family through their renovated home it was hard to keep a dry eye.
What a wonderful picture this paints in our minds of something good coming from tough circumstances.
But what about us? Instead of thinking about a renovated home, think about a makeover for the heart.
There are many things that happen to us that leave scratches and pieces of our heart to go missing. We try to buff out the scratches like you’d do on a car, or we try to pick up the pieces of our hearts and glue them back in.
You may try to fill your life with more things to try to cover up your heart trouble, but in reality, none of it really works to repair the damage.
So how do we heal that broken heart and do a makeover for our hearts? Though most of the ideas from the article, “How to Heal a Broken Heart, and the Science Behind It,” on lifehack.org are in reference to a relationship break-up, they can also apply to other situations that leave your heart broken such as making the choice of either running from the pain or dealing with it.
Though the troubles of your heart may have multiplied whether through loss or a bad breakup, know that God can free you from your anguish and give you hope that your broken heart can be healed.
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.