TO THE ONE CARRYING A BROKEN HEART : 6 COMFORTING VERSES

TO THE ONE CARRYING A BROKEN HEART : 6 COMFORTING VERSES

I remember observing an older woman who had a hunch on her back when I was a teenager. One day I befriended her and asked her how she got this hunch. She replied how she was forced to do labor-intensive jobs by carrying huge sacks of wheat on her back since she was a young girl. She used to get tortured in unimaginable ways when she didn’t finish her work and bring home enough money. She never learned to walk straight after being so used to carrying such weight. Her broken heart and the plights of many women I have met remain etched to my soul.

This post is for all the daughters, wives, and moms who have been silently carrying the weight of the world all their lives. The experience of a broken heart from childhood, in their teens, or as an adult which they have never shared.

Have you been carrying the weight of silently enduring the assaults from your significant other?

  -Did your experience pain, traumas, and violence in your childhood?

-Has the unbearable fact that you were sexually abused by your family and/or church member writhing inside you?

-Are you lost in the maze of these abuses and unable to find someone to confide?

-Are you mourning for the loss you experienced due to abortion, miscarriage, and death of your relationship? 

6 verses and a message for a broken heart

Widow of Nain :

My heart weeps for each one of you today. But there is hope and healing in the Lord and today’s word is just for you and me.

Luke 7:12 , AMP : Now as He approached the city gate, a dead man was being carried out—the only son of his mother, and she was a widow. And a large crowd from the city was with her [in the funeral procession].

Here is a woman who lost her husband ,and is now carrying her dead son in the town where Jesus was standing at the gate . I cannot even imagine losing my children while I am alive, and yet there are so many mothers who have buried their children.

Many have been carrying these weights of broken heart in their hearts for many months and years. Where do we even begin to find comfort in such painful moments? 

Nain means green pastures, lovely. Green pastures symbolize abundance, sustenance, and life. The widow of Nain has nothing that looked like green pastures. There was nothing that looked lovely in her life. She was a sorrowful, weeping woman who lost her soul mate and only beloved son. I imagine her slowly walking with her one hand resting on her chest, and the other wiping away the tears. 

COMPASSIONATE GOD

LUKE 7:13 , AMP : When the Lord saw her, He felt [great] compassion for her, and said to her, “Do not weep.”

But Jesus saw this woman

Jesus’ heart overflowed with compassion for her(NLT)

His heart broke for her (the Message)

HE spoke to her and said to her “DO NOT WEEP”

Luke 7: 14 , KJV- And he came and touched the bier: and they that bare him stood still. And he said, Young man, I say unto thee, Arise.

He walked up to her, and touched the bier.

No one touched the dead body as it signified defilement. But our Holy Lord touched the bier and brought her son back to life

Great spiritual truths from this story

Tragedies/death/sufferings are real and can happen to any one of us. It is healthy to weep and mourn when we undergo a broken heart.

The loss we experienced may not be always brought back to life. But Jesus can truly comfort us and heal us.

Jesus can spot us even in the crowd and  is not overwhelmed by the multitude that gather around HIM.

Jesus will meet us up on the way, He will touch us lovingly and gently. HE will wipe away our tears and whisper “Do not cry, (insert your name).

He notices this heavy bier we have been carrying a long time all alone, or sometimes in the presence of a huge crowd.

And when Jesus sees us, He will groan and weep with us.

He will have compassion on us, and comfort us

The Lord has seen your weeping heart and He is weeping with you. 

Dear Broken heart, thus says the Lord to you today :

ARISE from the shackles that have tied you down. Let loose, says thy Maker. You are not a widow, childless, victim of abuse, or BROKEN.

Rise Up and feel alive in Christ, the only Son of man whose touch can heal you.

Arise, for the Lord is thy shield, refuge, and fortress.

Wipe your tears,for your mourning days are ending soon, and you will witness great healing and restoration.

Do not ever be afraid of any man for they cannot touch your precious soul.

God has seen you in the crowd, your tears, and the burdens you have been carrying.

 

Women of God ,arise ! Let us stand in the gap and intercede for those who have been carrying the weight of their past, the weight of their hurts, and the weight of their lifeless relationships.

Here are 6 comforting verses from the Bible that each one of us can grasp in our most heart breaking moment :

Reflection :

–How long have you been walking with a broken heart? How can I fast and pray for you today?

–Is there a story from the Bible that has comforted you in your situation?

–Do you believe God is to be blamed for the sufferings of this world or is it the ever-increasing sins of mankind?

Won’t you share this post and tell every broken heart that the Lord has seen their tears, and wants them to ARISE . I appreciate your valuable comments as well.

Healed by the gentle touch of her Maker,

Diana

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 p.s . Where I regularly link up  : My LINK UP PARTY

About Diana

I am a daughter, sister, wife, and mom to my triplets. Each of these God given roles have shaped me to be the woman I am today. My blog is about how I have found God to be alive in me through the lessons I keep on learning each day. Through the storms and songs in the darkest hour I saw God standing with me.
Christianity is not a religion to me but a personal relationship I have with my Creator who so freely gave His life for me .
Dear Friend, I pray that you too will know this Savior who died not only for your SINS but also for all your SORROWS on the Cross. May you be found in HIM.

Philippians 3:14 (KJV) I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

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  1. My father died when I was 9. Though I know my mother, we have never really had a strong mother-daughter relationship. My heart grieves for that. I feel like an orphan at times and sometimes weep for a loss I never really had but desperately desire. I have found comfort in knowing the love of my FATHER. He truly has been my saving grace. I have learned to cast my cares on Him because I know he cares for me.
    Thanks for a great post Diana

    1. Lureta, I am so sorry for the loss of your daddy. Sometimes we do not have an answer about why some relationships do not work. From my personal experience I have realized even when man fails, God never fails.
      Praying for your heart.

  2. Amen, I can truly relate to this blog because I know from past experiences the weight I had to carry on my shoulders was from taking care of others and neglecting myself. I always was the go to person even when I was in need. God lifted those burdens from me and gave me the peace that surpassed all understanding. He wants us to cast all of our cares and burdens unto Him so He can give us rest. We all need that rest!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

    1. You have such a beautiful heart ,Lucretia. You did your best to seek the welfare of others, and yet it is so important to not run out of fuel for oneself.
      Jesus wants us to seek rest in Him. Thank you for visiting and taking your time to comment

  3. You have such a beautiful and compassionate heart, Diana. I love the verses in the Bible that speak of Jesus’ humanity and compassion, and the deep grieving He felt with us at the sorrow of death even knowing His power to conquer death and the beauty of Heaven awaiting believers. He showed that while it’s good to have hope in Heaven and to find comfort in the Lord, it’s also okay to weep and mourn. “But take heart, [He has] overcome the world.” Amen! Visiting you from LFT. xoxoxo

    1. Rebecca, you made my day with such sweet comment. I pray I have compassion like our Lord ,and weep with those who weep. The Lord has overcome the world, and therefore we can find comfort in all our grievings

  4. Diana,
    Beautiful post! I love all the verses you shared, though I am not as familiar with the last two. What reassurance that when we suffer, we can count on God’s promises (which are always for good) and we can find refuge and comfort in our Rock. Thank you for reminding us of the Lord’s great compassion for those who grieve.
    Blessings,
    Bev xx

    1. Thank you ,Bev. I look forward to your comments here all the time 🙂 The last verse is also a song “Hear my cry ,O lord, attend unto to my prayer, from the ends of the earth, will I cry unto thee”

  5. Thanks for the reminder Diana – I have been in that place of brokenness and even though I sometimes I think I am totally healed I find that He is continually healing my heart more and more. Recently I have been listening to Ann Voskamp’s Broken Way. A quote that stuck with me yesterday was “when you are the realist about your brokenness that is when you can know you are most beloved.” How true that when we bring Him our pain we feel His love!
    Blessings today

    1. I was encouraged by your comment, Naomi. I haven’t read Ann’s book yet, but it is on my bucket list . We need to accept our brokenness for Christ to touch and heal us gently.

  6. Diana, thank you for sharing this with me. I believe we need to circle around each other with prayer and scripture and we must share our heartache. The more we speak it, the more we face it. Blessings on your Sunday.

    1. Jamie, so glad to see you here again. Yes, I agree with you that we must circle each other with lots of prayer so that we can find healing in Christ

  7. Hi Diana! I am blessed by your post and also visiting your blog again. I am your neighbour at # Coffee for your heart linkup. Thanks for sharing those very encourageing Bible verses with us. Many blessings to you!

  8. My own heart breaks for women who are in such situations. I have been blessed by answers from a God who knew my own small turmoil and how to lift me up. I am so thankful that not only does he guide our steps, lights our way, protects from enemies- but he also LIFTS us out of the mire that brings us down. Thanks Diana

    1. April, it is absolutely heartbreaking to see our fellow sisters broken. I only wish to comfort their soul with this post. Thank you for stopping by today.
      Blessings to you

  9. What a beautiful collection of verses, Diana! And I love the pinnable image you made to go with it! Awesome!!!! Thank you so much for sharing hope alongside me at #MomentsofHope ♥
    Much love,
    Lori

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