He is Still Near
We all experience it sometimes... your heart is broken and you’re filled with despair. Heartbreak is part of life. The only way to escape it, briefly, is to never care about anything or anyone. This is nearly impossible as humans, and God actually commands us to love Him and all our “neighbors” - which basically includes everyone. That’s a lot of room for heart break to occur and God knows that. He wants us to understand how He feels when we turn away from Him or even worse, reject Him completely and spend eternity in Hell.
Heartbreak also helps us be empathetic and compassionate to others - and Lord knows we need more empathy and compassion in our world. Jesus was the most empathetic and compassionate person to ever walk the earth - His example is the only one to follow. This doesn’t mean being a doormat, an enabler or a codependent though - sometimes loving someone means setting up clear boundaries - sometimes this breaks our hearts a little too. I know this well! But I can testify that the Lord is near to the broken hearted. Don’t give up and don’t lose hope. There is always hope and grace. #faith #hope #love #compassion #empathy #BEthechurch #discipleship #shalom #onespiritonechurch #dailydevotional