- Karen Michaelle
- Thanks for stopping by. I am a simple, sensitive, conservative girl. My faith in God is the most important thing in my life - everything I am flows from there. I consider it a sincere privilege that anyone would consider spending time reading what I write, which I do when I feel inspired by something I have seen or learned. I share what I write with the sincere hope that it will be used by God to inspire others. I welcome your comments.
Saturday, April 16, 2011
Heartbroken Yet Hopeful
The tears fall...the pain surfaces. Humanity breaks my heart once again. Just this week I learned that a dear sweet friend I adore heard the words from her husband that he no longer wants to be married to her. He will not change his mind. The news is stunning. Where does one go from here?
This brings up old memories for me like they are fresh. How does one endure the loss of their marriage when still in love with their mate? This defies all logic or reason. What is one to do when the decision being made is one we cannot change, though with everything in our being and all of our might, we want nothing more than to do just that?
When my life came crashing down after learning that my then husband, who I was deeply in love with, was not the man he said he was and was choosing to pull up stakes and leave me in his wake, I was devastated. That is really an understatement. My heart was wounded to the point of the worst anguish I had ever felt. Outside of the requirements for living, which were taking care of my young son and working, I was immobile. I would come home from work, care for my sweet little one, then take to my bed and not move the rest of the night. I never thought I would feel whole again. I never thought the pain would ease. I never thought I would heal. I never thought I could be a better person from having had this experience.
All of that would have remained true...except I met the ultimate Physician. I took the scrapheap of my life to the altar of the One who is the most qualified expert with such circumstances. The One who could see into my broken heart, feel my pain, and offer me the one true solution to what was ailing me...Himself.
The bible talks about the power of Jesus as the ultimate healer. Psalm 34:18: "The LORD is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those whose spirits are crushed." These may seem like mere words, but backed by the power of the Holy Spirit, they become alive and are activated in those who will believe. Acts 3:16: "By faith in the name of Jesus this man whom you see and know was made strong. It is Jesus' name and the faith that comes through him that has given this complete healing to him, as you can all see."
So not only is this an answer for such broken-heartedness, it is the answer for such broken-heartedness. Trust Him on this, He will make good...every time. In meeting Him, and yielding myself to Him, he has taken the broken pieces and all the pain and disappointment that came with them, and formed a new life. One that contains joy despite disappointments, laughter despite pain, and hope despite undesirable circumstances.
Like me, it is often when life comes crashing down that one finally stops looking elsewhere and allows Him into the place in our hearts that only He can truly satisfy. But it does not have to be that way. Jesus is not the option to seek only when life goes horribly wrong. He stands at the ready right now! He desires to activate the power of His incredible love, healing, and peace right now into the heart of anyone who would choose to believe!
Revelation 3:20 states "Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me." This speaks of the desire of Christ to fellowship with you, to spend time with you, to heal you. Will you let Him? I pray you do, and I pray you choose Him before your life comes crashing down. He'll be there no matter what, but the longer you wait, the more brokenness you will bring to the altar when that day finally comes. And come it will.
Prayer of Salvation