Sometimes our heart hurts, we find ourselves struggling to make sense of the reality we face. Friends betray us, loved ones leave us, dreams are destroyed, our world seemingly falls apart; try as we might there is no comfort within us, our heart hurts !!!
“When I would comfort myself against sorrow, my heart is faint in me.” Jeremiah 8:18
All of a sudden we feel the scope of our humanness within our inability to stop the pain we feel. The heaviness of our hurt threatens to destroy us, all of our inner resolve is taken away. We find ourselves at the end of who we are and we look up to our only source of help.
“Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness: thou hast enlarged me when I was in distress; have mercy upon me, and hear my prayer.“ Psalm 4:1
“My soul melteth for heaviness: strengthen thou me according unto thy word.” Psalms 119:28
“In my distress I called upon the Lord, and cried to my God: and he did hear my voice out of his temple, and my cry did enter into his ears.“ 2 Samuel 22:7
In our distress we have the ability to cry out to one who cares, to the one who can carry the burden of the hurt we feel inside. He alone possesses the power to take our hurt and carry it for us.
“Casting all your cares upon Him for He careth for you.” I Peter 5:7
“As one whom his mother comforteth, so will I comfort you; and ye shall be comforted in Jerusalem.” Isaiah 66:13
In all of the world the comfort of a loving mother is the one constant we run to as a child, the one that can stop the pain from all of the bumps, bruises and scratches with just her touch. In God, we can find that comfort when life brings hurt to our heart. He promises to comfort us, to strengthen us, to be our strong tower in the midst of the storm. He alone can comfort us, for He is our deliverer.
“The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my a strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.” Psalms 18:2
When my heart hurts, He gives me strength.