A broken heart really is painful. But where there is a broken heart, there is also God’s mending and healing. When everything seems at its worse, God will bring hope. My friend, God is faithful. Jeremiah 29:11 promises, “For I know the plans I have for you, ‘declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future”.
And one of more than 8000 promises in the Bible says you can do all things through Christ because He strengthens you. The break up of a boyfriend or husband, the child who has strayed from you or God, the career that isn’t going as you planned, the death of a loved one–your lack of hope can never wipe out God’s goodness. Rejoice in Psalm 100:5, “Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.”
First Thessalonians 5:18 says, “Give thanks in all circumstances.” And it tells you why: “For this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” Giving thanks in the good, the bad, and the uncomfortable situations can be a tough assignment, but with God’s help, it can be done. You can face life with joy and in the power and grace of the Holy Spirit. God is still in control. He is still sovereign. He is still all-powerful. He is still able. And He always will be.
Pay attention and look for the good that is coming from your trial. In the darkness of what’s taking place, you may have to search for it. But Psalm 103:2 says, “Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits.” Don’t let even one of God’s blessings go unnoticed. Write them down. God is good and worthy of praise.
Dear Lord, you ease my pain, You take the sting from my heartache, and You bring joy with the new dawn. I trust in Your ways and Your promises. Father, today I want to give You praise and thanks. Every circumstance brings me to You because You are the Author of my life. You are Creator, King, and Savior. I am blessed as Your child.
In Jesus name I pray
This is the day the Lord has made; I will rejoice and be glad in it.