Have you ever wanted to send someone a letter to get all of your feelings out in the open? As I already mentioned in a previous post, I struggle with a brokenness in my life. I do give it to Jesus every day (and am successful most days). However, that doesn’t take the sad away. But I’ve learned that it’s okay to be sad sometimes. Jesus was sad and Jesus wept for losses he experienced. This is a valley of sadness:
· Sad for the lost relationships
· Sad for the brokenness in our lives
· Sad for all missed opportunities
· Sad for the loss of “what could have been”
I realize I’m not the only one who deals with brokenness. I know that Jesus wants each of us to lay our mess at his feet. He wants each of us to give it all to him. When he said “It is finished” at the Cross, He truly meant it! I know this truth but it doesn’t make me any less sad. Don’t get me wrong, I have hope for the future and love in my life. I have a wonderful family that I truly enjoy being with every day.
I would never write a letter like I mentioned earlier. I would never willfully hurt someone unnecessarily. Instead I pour out these feelings to Jesus every day in prayer. A verse that I have been meditating on lately is in the book of Romans.
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
Catch the “ALL” above. This little three-letter word jumps out at me. God works for the good in ALL of our circumstances ~ even the sad ones. One day in the future, I’ll see this sad situation turn around in my life. I look forward to that day when the sadness is lifted. Until then, I will continue to rely on Jesus to be my strength and comfort. I pray this for all of you too. If you experience sadness and brokenness in your life, look to Jesus. I speak these truths from experience ~ Jesus is the only way we will experience peace amidst the sadness, comfort in the storm, and help out of the valley. It’s imperative that we let Jesus protect our hearts. Sadness is okay but we need to be able to move past the sadness. If we allow our hearts to be damaged, we will have a hard time moving forward. I wish you well in your journey.
Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life.