“The truth is, I gave my heart away a long time ago, my whole heart, and I never really got it back.”
– Reese Witherspoon's character in Sweet Home Alabama
Some of us have given our hearts away only to have them broken into pieces that we thought were beyond repair. The pain and hurt from the rejection that we felt cause us to guard our hearts so that we never have to experience that kind of suffering again.
We make vows, we put up walls, we promise ourselves, never again. I will never allow someone to hurt me like that again, I will never allow myself to feel that way again.
We shove our pain deep down to a place we no longer have to feel. The problem is that one day it will rise back up. We try to mask it with substances, cover it with unhealthy relationships or deny it with false pretenses but we soon discover that it’s a wound that will not heal on it’s own.
Even time will not heal all wounds, without a Healer.
But there is hope…
There is One that will take all of the broken pieces of our hearts, restore all that was lost, mend all that was broken. We can trust Him with our heart, our whole heart.
He loves us with an AGAPE love, selfless, sacrificial, unconditional. There is nothing we can do to earn it, nothing we can do to lose it and we don't have to be afraid because there is no fear in the perfect love that He offers.
1 John 4:18 says Such love has no fear, because perfect love expels all fear. If we are afraid, it is for fear of punishment, and this shows that we have not fully experienced his perfect love.
Bring Him the shattered pieces of your heart and let the Healer give you a heart like His, to love like He loves.
Selfless. Sacrificial. Unconditional.
For God so loved the world that He gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.
You’ve wandered the road of brokenness
felt the pain of deception and sorrow
Cried out to God in your suffering
Unsure of surviving tomorrow
The weight of the world on your shoulders
Sometimes too much to bear
The heaviness feels like you’re drowning
In an ocean of regret and despair
Your mistakes and your failures play again and again
As a reminder of all that you’ve lost
And you wonder if the choices made for you
Were worth the devastation and the cost
Just when it seems there’s no where to turn
And no one who really cares
There is One who truly loves you
And whispers “I am here.”
All fear is gone, the past washed away
Regret does not taunt you, suffering has no place
Hope is renewed and joy is restored
By the One who saved you
Redeemed by the Lord
Let His PERFECT LOVE redeem all that was once lost, healing the broken places and restoring His perfect plan for your life.