Sometimes, despite our fervent prayers, things just don't go the way we think they should. Perhaps we lose our job, or a loved one dies, or we have some other disappointment that shakes our world.
Perhaps we've prayed, and the life outcome is just the opposite of what we asked God for.
What do we do with our brokenheartedness?
The first thing we need to do is be honest with ourselves and with our Lord. Tell Him that you are disappointed. Tell Him you are sad, and even tell Him if you are so hurt that you feel anger welling up inside.
Our Lord wants to hear and then He wants to comfort you. Remember that Jesus told us that God does hear the prayers of the brokenhearted:
Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. (Matthew 5:3-4)
We must be honest with ourselves. We can't hide our hurt and our pain. We can't tell ourselves "we must be strong." It's the Lord Who will strengthen us! And it is He Who will heal our pain and our brokenheartedness.
It's when we are honest and tell Jesus of our pain and disappointment that He can respond:
He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. (Psalm 147:3)
Let us know if you have a request or a praise today, won't you?