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Love can hurt – literally. Having a broken heart can feel more painful than having several broken bones. In fact, “broken heart syndrome” is a real medical condition that can cause chest pains, shortness of breath, and even congestive heart failure. That means you can’t allow yourself to sink when life delivers unbearable disappointment.

Psalm 34:18 teaches, “The Lord is close to those who have suffered disappointment. He saves those who are discouraged” (Easy-to-Read Version). So, whatever you’re facing, the Lord wants to reach down and lift you up. There is no pit too deep, too awful, or too shameful for God to reach in and pull you out

The Lord made your heart.
And when it breaks,
He is able to fix it.

You might not see it right now, but God has His hand on every area of your life. No matter what you’ve lost, He can replace it with something (or someone) far greater than what you had. And when God doesn’t send a replacement, He can give you unimaginable peace about your situation. The Lord promised, “I have good plans for you, not plans to hurt you. I will give you hope and a good future” (Jeremiah 29:11, New Century Version).
Unlike people, God won’t kick you when you’re down. He’ll heal your broken heart, and bandage your wounds (read Psalm 147:3). Therefore, trust the Lord with everything – including your pain. If you feel hopeless, I’m here to tell you that God is your hope. He loves you, He knows that you’re hurting, and He cares how you feel.

Written by: Marsha DuCille - Publisher/Editorial Director
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