The heart hurts. Tears flow. They flow like water gushing. Why does the heart hurt so?
I sit in the pew of church. I can’t stop crying. The tears are an overflow of what my heart is speaking.
My heart is speaking sadness today. No joy.
My heart is speaking loneliness today. No peace.
Tears represent my hurt. This place represents I’m safe to share. To take my burdens to the only one that can handle them.
I can tell the Holy One is here.
You can’t tell the heart to stop hurting. You can’t tell it to go away. You can’t even pretend it’s not there.You fall captive to the prey of hurting.
Hunting for wholeness. Hunting for peace of mind. Hunting for all the pieces to fall back together again.
But it’s there. It doesn’t go away.
In every season. In every time. In every place. There is a reason. There’s a reason for the hurt.
God didn’t cause the hurt. God didn’t give the hurt. But God will allow the hurt to transform me.
I think of the infinite God. The mighty, glorious, able-to-do anything God.
I think about how God’s heart hurts the same way. He hurts for the one that’s lost. He hurts for the one that’s turned away. He hurts for the one that’s saddened. He hurts for the one that’s lonely. He hurts for the one in the deepest night of pain. He hurts for the one who’s ready to end it all.
Can you imagine???
Imagine all those hurts. Not just one but millions of ones and he cares about each one.
In his heart it hurts so. For us and because of us.
He hurts for our hurts despite our faithlessness. He hurts for us despite our negativity. He hurts for us despite when we forget him. He hurts for us despite when we deny him. He hurts despite when we chose something over Him.
Oh how he loves us . Regardless. Oh how he longs to cover with his wings and shelter us from every stormy hurt.
I keep thinking about that worship song. “He Knows My Name”
The words of this song sum up everything on my heart. He sees each tear that fall. He hears me when I call.
Soon there will be no more tears. They will forever be forgotten.
Revelation 21:4 He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.
God sees our tears. Our sorrows. Our pain. I’m ever so thankful that I have someone to lean on.
Whatever you are going through TODAY. He is here for you. Call on Him. Believe in Him. Run to Him.
Love and blessings,
I really needed to see this today, Melanie. You’re amazing and thank you so much for sharing this.
Chris @ Shared Appetite says
Love this line… “God didn’t cause the hurt. God didn’t give the hurt. But God will allow the hurt to transform me.” I never thought of it that way… the transforming part. So true. Thanks for sharing 🙂
Transformation is key. I feel if at any point I’m not transforming or changing in some way then I’m becoming stale. Thanks for stopping by Chris!
Shashi @ http://runninsrilankan.com says
Beautiful post Melanie! I am sending a link to this post to my mom, she has had her share of tears this year with a wound that refuses to heal and side effects of needing tubes in her ears in order to carry on with the prescribed hyperbaric treatments that seem to be the only successful treatment thus far – your timing of this post is spot on. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Helen @ Scrummy Lane says
Hi! Great to find a blog that combines faith with food … two very important aspects of life!! That’s amazing that God keeps track of all our tears and sorrows. A wonderful reminder … thank you!
Thank you Helen! So glad you stopped by and hope to get to know you better. 🙂