You can’t mend a broken heart with broken tools.
Back in the early 70’s the Bee Gees had a hit song called “How Can You Mend A Broken Heart?” The lyrics and the melody conveyed a deep sadness for a love lost. And the singer asked…
How can you mend a broken heart?
How can you stop the rain from falling down?
How can you stop the sun from shining?
What makes the world go ’round?
If you’ve lived more than a decade, you’ve certainly had your heart broken…maybe more than once…maybe several times. Here’s the thing. If you keep trying to mend it back together again with the same broken tools, you might find yourself in the same broken boat over and over again. It’s a matter of perspective and trust. When you have an eternal perspective, and you put your trust in the only One who will love you through every moment of your life, you can do much more than mend your broken heart.
You can get a heart transplant.
Of course, I don’t mean a literal heart transplant. I’m talking about “the heart of you”. Your inner core. The part of you that goes on forever. You can ask Jesus for a new heart and He’ll give it to you. And even though you may still experience disappointments here in this world, you’ll be “rooted and grounded in love” and you’ll “know the love of Christ which passes knowledge“. Build yourself up on God’s word and you’ll have a deeper, broader understanding of how people are in this mean ol’ world.
We humans have a strong tendency to be selfish. Our natural desire is to be king of the hill, or queen bee, or top dog, or whatever other figure of speech you prefer. That’s why we need to get an eternal perspective and put our trust in God…not self or others. Your “self” will never get enough “things” in this world. And other people will let you down. But your Creator will never leave you nor forsake you. His love will carry you through eternity. So why just mend a broken heart, when you can have a brand new one?
If you’d like some help getting to know who God is, write me. I’ll do what I can to help you understand and trust Him.