WOMEN in RECOVERY – Challenges of the Heart

Healing a Broken HeartIs there Hope?

Is there Hope for healing a broken heart?

Something or someone has just broken your heart. You were caught off-guard by a betrayal, a shocking behavior, or loss of a loved one. Suddenly you are feeling like you’ve lost all hope . . . you can feel a physical aching in your chest that leaves you wounded and scarred. How can you ever hope to recover or discover what steps will end this suffering?

We all know that emotions are a vital part of the way we are made. Yet we can’t understand why it takes so long to heal from emotional injuries. We would never prematurely remove a cast or sutures until the broken bone or skin was fully restored. We must realize complete emotional healing requires time. The book of Psalms offers great comfort when experiencing long-term emotions like sadness, fear, and grief. “He heals the brokenhearted, binding up their wounds” (Psalm 147:3).

Are some circumstances beyond Healing?

What about these situations:

  • In the beginning, Dawn and Leo’s marriage seemed so secure. Then alcohol and Leo’s advances towards his sister-in-law, Lori, resulted in a bitter divorce.

  • Louise wept uncontrollably as her daughter recounted her molestation as a child.

  • After Dave and Yvonne’s second miscarriage, they severed all relationships that reminded them of their two lost sons.

Healing a Broken Heart – The Key is Trust.

Our human tendency is to avoid painful situations, even burying them. Can we ever trust those who hurt us so deeply? There are steps to healing a broken heart.

  • Release – “. . . First forgive anyone you are holding a grudge against . . .” (Mark 11:25). Lori chose to let go of past hurts. Years later her nephew (Dawn and Leo’s son) was married. Lori recalls, “My bad experience had driven a wedge between two families. Miraculously, when I forgave Leo, the wedding brought everyone together and healthy relationships were created.”

  • Refocus – “. . . By [God’s] mighty power at work within us, he is able to accomplish infinitely more than we would ever dare to ask or Hope” (Ephesians 3:20). Initially, Louise punished herself for not being more protective. She tried to keep her broken heart hidden from everyone. She shares, “Guilt and shame clouded my perspective. As our daughter and I openly discussed the incident, we helped other victims and now readily see positive results in their lives.”

  • Receive – “[God] comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When others are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us” (2 Corinthians 1:4). Last year, Yvonne gave birth to a handsome baby boy. “We may never understand the reason we had to endure such heartbreak. Gradually, the emptiness is now being filled with Daniel’s toddler antics.” David and Yvonne will receive their nursing degrees this year. “We want to help others through hard times.”

Healing a Broken Heart – There is a Reason.

Once there was a young man who proclaimed to have the most beautiful, flawless heart. An old man challenged him. The crowd looked at the old man’s heart. It was beating strongly, but full of scars. Some pieces had been removed and others had been put in, but didn’t fit quite right. The old man looked at the young man, “I would never trade my heart for yours. Every scar represents a person I’ve given my love — I tear out a piece and give it to them. Sometimes they give me a piece of their broken heart, which I fit along jagged edges. When the person doesn’t return my love, a painful gouge is left. Those gouges stay open, reminding me that I love these people too. Perhaps someday they will return and fill that space.”

We would never choose to have a Broken Heart!

The Agony and Recovery time is just too unbearable. There is Someone, however, who had a flawless heart and chose to have it broken. Medically when a heart ruptures (breaks) water gushes out (John 19:33-34).

In every way, Jesus experienced a broken heart. He understands betrayal, temptation, and loss (Isaiah 53:3; Luke 22:33-34; Matthew 14:10-13).  He is our Comforter, Counselor, and Companion who fills our heart’s empty spaces.

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  3. I have found although I try to focus on the positive, anything “happy” that I focus on seems to fall flat for me. I know it takes time – and so far focusing on little things that keep me busy in healthy way has made a big difference. Redecorating and spending time with friends has helped take the edge off.

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      I have always found, when living through a broken heart~and I have~to the point of a heart attack, that focusing on God’s Will and not my will helped. Please do not allow anything in this world to hurt you to this degree of uncertainty. Only YOU can make this change. YOU must take the Leap of Faith and stop trying to control Your Life. GO with the FLOW. Have and /or work on the FAITH that “Everything works for YOUR best interest”. Take the time to say: “Thank You” for this experience and convert that PAIN you are in into a comforting form of heat. Then, stop thinking (even for a few seconds) and wait in the stillness.

      I hope you try this and share with me what happened for you. Blessings and our prayers are with YOU. Catherine Anne Clark

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