Have you ever had someone break your heart so badly that everywhere you look reminds you of the jagged hole where—love once was? The deeper the roots of love were planted; the bigger the hole when it’s gone. Ah, my friend, God does NOT intend for us to live with a broken heart. And—when we surrender completely to God, we see Him fill every part of that gaping hole! Let me share this truth from my own experience:
When my heart was beyond broken, God taught me one of the greatest lessons about His deep and very personal love for me.
WE humans break each other’s hearts because WE are sinners; but GOD never breaks our heart because HE is the perfect lover of our soul. Let that sink in. Then think about how much time you spend seeking God vs. how much time you spend pursuing love from other sinners. When I think about this; quite honestly, I am stunned at my own irrational behavior! Why would I passionately pursue God LESS—than I do my fellow broken humans? The bottom line—which I hate to admit—is: If I truly thought God was GOOD [better for me than anyone else] I would make Him my greatest passion. When I think about how little I love God compared to how much He loves me—it changes my perspective about rejection.
God understands rejection better than we do: Our rejection of His love is far greater than any rejection we have experienced!
My shattered heart drove me into the arms of God.
A broken heart was the inspiration for the song, “Never Hurt You.” While WE hurt each other through rejection, indifference, ambivalence, unfaithfulness, selfishness, etc.; God possesses none of these qualities. God IS love; so HIS love is love above all loves—even our own. (1 John 4:8)
“Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends.”(John 15:13)
It is only when we are filled with the presence of God—who IS love—that we are able to love another sinful human without an expectation of reciprocity. Jesus not only laid down His life for His FRIENDS…but also for His enemies—which includes each of us! (Romans 5:8-10) AMEN and AMEN! Our relationship with JESUS through receiving His gift of salvation, empowers us with the amazing opportunity to experience this “greater love.” To be sure, even after we are born again, we must respond to this “greater love.” Will we be indifferent, ambivalent, or unfaithful to Him? Or, will we be ON FIRE with PASSION to love Him like He loves us? Will we give Him ALL we are and ALL we have?
Acknowledging the magnitude of God’s love towards us plants the seed of thankfulness and allows our love for Him to grow so it becomes more like His love for us. Our amazing love relationship with God is the greatest tool for overcoming heartbreak. God is the only completely faithful—lover of our heart.
Love cost God everything, yet—He offers it to us freely.
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Awesome article! Appreciated on so many levels; a baby requesting bottle feeding but gets a pacifier instead; similar of a child hinting they want a mountain-bike for birthday or Christmas but gets a pair of skates; sudden death of a loved one; and being rejected and unloved! We are all broken hearted, until we are filled with God’s healing love! By being kind, generous, grateful, considerate, respectful, and living within God’s perfect character we can save others by giving the Glory to God Almighty.
Thank you for the comments…what a blessing!
I have been guilty of abandoning God’s path for what I believed was love, only to find out later that it wasn’t. The only unconditional love I have ever received was from Him, but I still struggle against it at times when I see what I want to see instead of what He has for me.
This is the cycle so many of us fall into! But when we fall into God…wow! Blessings, Kim
I am being challenged to up higher in God. I have compared myself to celebrities and pro athletes for far too long. It ends this year.
Yes I want to make money , however I want it to glorify God and promote the greatness of our nation.
Your stories of real life experiences, helps me to better understand the Bible versus. I look forward to reading your passages every morning. They seem to hit home and makes me put things into perspective. Thank you!!!!
Jerry, I’m so blessed to know God is blessing you! 🙂