Monday, July 5, 2010

He Heals the Broken Heart

 If my husband had lived, today would have been our 21st wedding anniversary.

It's interesting, I remember both the day that we wed and the day that he died as vividly as if both events happened just yesterday, even though a span of 15 years elapsed between our marriage and his passing, and six years have passed from his death to the present. I remember who stood for us ... and who stood against us. I remember the joy I felt on the day that we got married; I remember the pain I felt on the day that he died. I remember our life together.  Even now as I type this tears trickle from my eyes, an intermingling of joy and sorrow.

But this I know and can testify, in the midst of true loss God can heal your broken heart just as He promised. Your spirit may be bruised and your heart scarred until He calls you home, but you can go on with His power. He'll carry you through. Be encouraged. Even if you can't see ahead from where you stand, trust Him, hold on to Him, believe Him. If you fervently reach out to Him in your pain He'll faithfully reward you by filling the void of your empty, hurting place.

For those that have gone through and for those whose day is coming, I pray for your pain, for your broken heart, that God will come in and bind up your wounds, and fill you with peace until the day comes that we all stand before His throne where there'll be no more sorrow and no more pain.

May God bless you.

Have you ever experienced loss? How did you deal with it? How did God carry you through?

"He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds." Psalm 147:3


  1. I was touched by your story Angela.

    And yes I've experienced a loss, but is it really a LOSS? When the time you had with this person was a GIFT?

    A gift that you will cherish forever.

    Don't feel pain because you are, who you are now, because who you were with, have met or, are with.

    Be reflective, not sad...

    Live for now without forgetting where you're from.
    Be at peace as your loved one is.


    P.S. I may be Agnostic, I am not insensitive. I value everyone. I believe in you.

    Take care,

  2. How beautiful, Fernando. Thank you for commenting.

  3. Wow...I'm just reading this and as I read I couldn't help but remember the the days before and the day Danny passed. I remember your calm disposition. Like you were afraid for the worse but believed for the better and that either way, you resolved that there were no regrets, that there was laughter, and love between the two of you at last glance. That is one of the most powerful things I've ever experienced in my own life. I've lost and loved two very special people in my life in particular and the peace that allowed me to not "lose my mind" was knowing that "we" (they and I) were "okay", that we last saw each other, laughing and loving one another and showed our unconditional love on a lifetime (not daily) basis. I cried, honestly, I even questioned God, but as I reflect now, His plan no matter how very painful it may be for us at the present moment, is always PERFECT and even wen my faith wavers, weather it's in life or death situations, I have to constantly remind myself that my life is totally in His hands.

    Thank you for sharing this story because it has helped me to take inventory of my present situation. God is in control and ONLY He can mend a broken heart, because no matter what "people" say, life can break your heart, but the thought came to me last Sunday that I've been bruised, I've been battered, BUT, my heart is still beating (I think that's going to be my next book!)

    Love You, Be Encouraged, Because you are an Encouragement to others.

  4. Thanks for stopping by, Brandee. I'm so glad you commented. Your words truly moved and filled me.

    I remember during that particular time that you were one of the few who insisted on making the sacrifice of staying with me at night at the hospital when Danny was transitioning. I was in awe that one so young would have a heart full of so great a level of compassion that they would make such a noble gesture.

    I'm aware that God has also placed a double portion on your own plate, and I'm keeping you in my prayers. I believe that you're learning that He can take you through whatever may betide.

    May He continue to bless and keep you.

    Much love back your way.