“I will never feel good again,” you hold tightly to the truth that God “heals the brokenhearted, binding up their wounds” Psalm 147:3.
Your feelings may tell you that God is very far away from you right now. But the reality is that He is drawn to you. If you have invited God into your life, He is especially near to you now because you need Him so desperately. You may feel that no one wants to be around you. Deep down we know that it is not a lot of fun to be with someone who is sad. But God loves brokenhearted people. He doesn’t avoid them. He is closer to you now than ever, waiting to talk with you, comfort you, and offer you hope and healing as you face the future. But you might think that a loving God would always want to relieve all of our suffering as soon as possible, and I believe He does. But He also wants us to become more like His Son, Jesus. And if Jesus “learned obedience by the things which he suffered,” why do we think that God would short circuit our learning by eliminating all of our suffering right away?
Cooperating with God’s work in our lives is the shortest route to the healing of our brokenness. But it doesn’t mean that it will happen today, or tomorrow, or even this year. The process of healing is often as important as the healing itself, because of who we become and what we learn through it. God uses our difficult experiences to prepare us for the work He has for us in His Kingdom, whether in this world or in the next. But even if the relief from the ache doesn’t come as quickly as we’d like, God’s presence and involvement in that healing is as close and as real as when He lifts that ache in an instant.
Oh my dear friends… God does understand, and He is always there to mend a broken heart. He is with us 24/7, 365 days a year. He is faithful and just. He is only a prayer away. He will dry your tears my friends. So call out to Him. Not only will He dry our tears but He will also give us the strength we need to get through our trials.