Peace family, here’s a little reminder today to be kind to yourself.
Something I was thinking about over the weekend, is that we all understand the concept of a broken bone. We understand that it demands patience and can take several months to get back to normal. We understand how natural and important it is to give a broken bone extra rest, protection, and care while we wait and rely on God to actually heal it.
Peace family, why do we expect for our broken hearts to heal faster than our broken bones? Bones are strong to begin with, but our hearts are tender. Why should we feel too ashamed or too impatient to also give our hearts extra care, protection, and support while we wait and rely on God to heal them?
You can’t just “will” a broken leg to be better, but it seems like we often try to do that with our emotional and spiritual injuries. That’s certainly not fair, nor is it productive.
If you are broken-hearted today, be kind to yourself. God understands your pain and is with you. He is fighting for you, and by your side. He loves you, and as painful as the wait is, you will be healed in his time and in his way. Lean into him, lean into those who love you, and remember that there is beauty in just waiting in his presence, even when you are at your weakest and most broken. The Bible says the Lord is near the broken-hearted, and he will comfort those who mourn.
What a comfort to know that Jesus, himself described as a “Man of Sorrows,” knows your name, and he cares about you and your heartaches.
Anyway, a hug, and just a few thoughts from your friendly, neighborhood Kat.