Everyone has had that feeling and that moment when it feels like your heart is outside of your skin and just a small breeze could bring you to your knees in utter pain. The question is not will pain and heart ache ever come into your life? Rather, the questions is where will you turn when the pain enters? A lot of the time people turn towards something simply to numb the pain. But that never really helps anything, and many times doing that will compound the problem and cause new and different pain. What should we do when pain enters?
1. Pray (A LOT)- Prayer makes things different. It's honestly a game changer.
do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. Phil 4:6You see God has a desire for you and I to come to him and talk to him. He wants us to connect with him and we do that through prayer! I know that sometimes this does not seem like it will do anything of real worth, but honestly...it's the best thing for any and all of us. Communicate with Jesus!
2. Get Into A Godly Community. This is so important. God created us to have community. And for some reason we run from it and think that if we isolate ourselves, it's going to make things better...but quite frankly this way of thinking damages us further when we stay away from other people. We need each other. One of God's amazing gifts to us is other people!
And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near. Heb. 10:25
Then the righteous will gather about me because of your goodness to me. Ps. 142:7b
3. Do Something- (Be ON MISSION) Everyone is hurt. Everyone is broken. Find ways to come along side other people who are broken and hurt, so that you can shine a light into their dark world and bring them some life.
‘For so the Lord has commanded us, saying, I have made you a light for the Gentiles, that you may bring salvation to the ends of the earth" Acts 13:47Show off Jesus to a hurt world, and watch how you can be used in such way to breathe life. These are just a few ways we can combat this thing called heart break. I challenge you today to bring life and not death! Let's Go!!!