A Busted Heart

Isn’t it funny how we get into these “comfortable” stages and moments of our lives, where everything is going as planned, everything seems to be seamlessly happening in the exact order, the exact timing of our plans are all coming to fruition?  Whether it was for our own life ambitions, relationship, careers, family, or what, we think we have it all figured out, there are no doubts, everything is perfect.  But is it?

Are we sure we’re on the right path?  Do we keep on chasing the wind, from one selfish ambition to the next, as if we were all hummingbirds; expeditiously traversing God’s creation only to stall for a brief moment at the expansive medley of colorful, sweet, nectar-filled flowers, simply stopping for one mere gratifying accomplishment after the next, seemingly enough only to wet our palates?  In other words, sooner or later, we realize the emptiness these flowers, these accomplishments, the road traveled, has merely been the road to nowhere.  All of the wandering, all of the self-explorations for personal achievement have been all in vain, if one aspect isn’t straight, if one facet of your life is missing or suffering, and that is your relationship with the Lord.

Whether we’ve gotten ourselves into sinful relationships, made wrong career choices, or simply living our lives to buy the latest and greatest gadget, God can turn it all around.  Even though we may be lost, even though we may feel inadquate, even though one season may be ending, He will always meet us right where we are.  It doesn’t matter the hardship, whether it’s a major relationship disappointment or a broken heart, we must admit we’re in desperate need of Jesus Christ.  Because He is the only One who can mend us, to renew us, to reawaken our spirit.  First, we must realize all of these sinful components have torn us away from His Love.  He loves us so so much that He allows us to stray.  He allows us freedom.  He allows us to do all the aforementioned without Him being in our lives because He loves us THAT much.  Think about that again.  He lets us sin, He lets us go our own ways because He loves us so much.

“I have swept away your offenses like a cloud, your sins like the morning mist.  Return to me, for I have redeemed you.” Isaiah 44:22 (NIV)  

Doesn’t matter your history of straying, doesn’t matter your inconsistencies, doesn’t matter if we have selfishly fallen on our faces, or lost our way innumerous times; only Jesus Christ, His unfailing love, the one who loves all, the one who IS love, will always meet you where you’re at and will never let you lose your way again.

Deuteronomy 31:8 “And the Lord, He is the One who goes before you. He will be with you, He will not leave you nor forsake you; do not fear nor be dismayed.”


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11 responses to “A Busted Heart

  • garden2day

    This is so important to remember when we get into those situations where we can’t get ourselves out. Very well done. Speaks to my heart.

    • jthealthyfit

      Amen! You’re so right! These tough times, these moments of question, is a test of character, a test of our faith and relationship with the Lord. Do we turn to Him or something/someone else? It’s a million dollar question, but we should know the answer. He ALWAYS wants His children to give Him our problems and give Him all of our concerns in life. We must trust in Him always. He will always come through. I can’t tell you how many times, how many circumstances I’ve been in that I’m in awe of how He provided. Backed into a corner, stuck financially, etc, etc, He has always provided! He truly is God Almighty! When you get a chance, listen to this song..listening to it now!

      Thank you for visiting and commenting! God Bless and hope to hear more from you!

      • garden2day

        Yes, a very beautiful and spiritually moving song–very “point on.” Thank you. Have you been reading my mind or something…? I have to say it is the Spirit. Take care.

  • Shae Marie

    Reblogged this on Ventures of Life and commented:
    I couldn’t agree more.

  • cherylz1961

    I know all about Life Interruptions, or what I like to say Divine Interruptions. Last year a brain tumor, undiagnosed for about ten years, nearly killed me. I had a comfortable life: dream house, nice car, good job, money invested and lost it all. At the age of 51, I now find myself putting my life back together.

    The Word warns us not to assume we are going to be here or doing something we planned, as we don’t know what tomorrow will bring.
    I have started an encouragement blog for people going through trials. I hope you take a look.

    • jthealthyfit

      Wow, thank you for sharing your story!! Yes, you’re exactly right!! God has these “slap in the face” moment, where He lets things happen in our lives to reevaluate and reorganize our lives to better serve Him, to refocus on Him. I will definitely be praying for your continued wellness and a continuance to trust His plan for your life because it’s through your testimony, through your hardships you can minister to others, going through similar issues! I will definitely check that out and thank you for sharing/commenting!!

  • ChattyPinay

    This is so true. I hope you won’t mind. I reblogged your post at My Daily Walk With Jesus

  • A Busted Heart | My Daily Walk With Jesus

    […] Reblogged from: faithandfitnessembrace […]

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