|"That no matter how bad your heart is broken,|
the world doesn't stop for your grief."
When Terry died, my family circled around me. They took care of me and tried so hard to offer comfort. Their love was a balm for my wounded spirit, but it could not experience my loss as I did. They could not experience the emptiness of looking across the room and knowing I would never again see Terry sitting in his chair or hear him calling my name or see his smile or the glint of devilment often present in his eyes as he teased me. As much as they loved me, they could not feel the pain I was feeling.
When those we love experience loss, we want so badly to say the right words, do the right things, be where we should be when we should be there in order to help them and comfort them. However, we fall short. It is through no fault of our own. We are finite humans dwelling among finite humans. As much as we love each other and want to offer comfort, our abilities are limited by our understanding. Even when we ourselves have experienced loss, we lack the ability to understand the pain of others because each of us experiences pain differently. What works for one does not always work for another. It is both the blessing and the curse of individuality.
So, where are we to turn when we need comfort, consolation, restoration and healing from pain and grief? Only one answer can truly satisfy our needs........JESUS. He understands us because He is a part of the triune God who created us. He sees into the deepest recesses of our hearts and souls and knows our pain. Not only does He know our pain, but He only possesses the ability to soothe our pain and give us comfort and healing while restoring our joy.
If your heart is broken, won't you turn to Jesus to find true healing and restoration? He's waiting for you and wants to help you, but He will not push himself on you. He will only come when you invite his presence.