A broken heart. We all know what it feels like – that piercing feeling that sears your chest when someone hurts you. Just like touching something that burns, you pull away from the person so that it won’t happen again. You become a little more cautious each time, slowly burying your heart under a layer of distrust.
Broken hearts are caused by trusting in broken people.
So who can we entrust with our fears, our joys, our hopes?
There is only one person who will never, never betray our trust. God is the solid rock that we can build our lives around without the tiniest fear of it giving way. Proverbs 3: 5-6 says “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths” (NIV).
Lately I have been learning more about what that means. When things seem to be going wrong, or when you are faced with a tough problem, you can deposit all of your life into the hands of Jesus to do with as he will. You can trust him to do what will be the best possible thing for you – whether you know it or not.
He will never hurt us. Never. On the contrary, he is there to comfort and encourage when we are hurt by other people. As our security is found in Him, we are not as disappointed when other people fail us.
Take a minute and think about what you are relying on for support in your life. Is there a way you can put another part of your life in God’s hands? He will guard and keep your heart as you open it to him.