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925th -- Broken Hearts


Many times we allow our past hurts and heartbreaks to keep us from trusting
again and from living life to its fullest potential. What we must realize
is that no person will escape being hurt in this life. It is all a part of
living and being alive. As long as we have breath in our lungs, we should
expect to get hurt at some point in our lives, but getting hurt should not
keep us stagnant in life. Just because we have suffered heartbreak does 
not mean that we should give up on all people and not allow ourselves to 
trust again. Life is all about second chances. God offers second chances
to us so we should also give ourselves a second chance to live life to its
fullest potential. That entails getting past what has happened to us and
using it for our benefit to become better, wiser and stronger than we were

We must always keep in mind that past hurts can do two things; they can 
make us bitter or they can make us better. We can either become stagnant
and stay in that negative state of mind, or we can rise up, learn from that
situation and use our life to be a blessing to ourselves as well as to 
those around us. Be encouraged and know that your heart has a resilience
like none other. The Lord can heal every brokenness that our hearts have
suffered and give us a strength that we never thought was possible. Do 
all that you can to move your life in a positive direction using all that
you have learned and experienced to better your life and don't be afraid 
to trust again. You may have suffered at one time, but your latter end is
sure to be much brighter and much more victorious than any of the former 
miseries that came your way in times past. (Romans 8:28) (Ecclesiastes 7:8-10)

I hope this message inspires and challenges your heart to see that you can
get past any old hurts that you have suffered before. You can become 
better because of that negative situation and use what you've learned to 
set your life towards a blessed and bright future.


My new neighbors gave me a nice gift the other day. It was a set of 
beautiful, white, patio stones. They had been using them to create a 
walk-way to their back door but decided a natural lawn would be easier to
maintain. I was happy to take them and thought of using them to create a 
walk-way to my own front porch. My hill was a bit too steep and the 
plaster stones were a bit too slick for it to work, though. I soon found a
home for them, however, around the flower box in my front yard.

They were the perfect replacement for the rotting timber beams and their 
heart shapes made the flower box stand out even better. I was able to use
every single one of them and even pieced a few broken ones together 
instead of throwing them out. As I look out on them now, I think that the
broken ones are the most beautiful of them all. They may have a few cracks
in them, but they reflect the sunlight just as brightly as the others.

I love those cracked hearts because I know that in this life no heart ends
up undamaged. This world is full of hearts that have been bruised, 
battered, beaten, and broken. There isn’t a single heart in this world that
hasn’t been cracked at least once from pain, suffering, and loss. Still, 
with all of their cracks, our hearts continue to love. They continue to 
share love and to reflect the sunlight of God’s love just as brightly as 
ever. They don’t let a few missing pieces or tiny cracks stand in their 
way. They keep beating and they keep loving for all that they are worth.

If your own heart has been bruised and broken, don’t despair. God loves 
you and is always ready to heal it with His love. All you have to do is 
let Him. You may have a few cracks left over, but they will just let His 
light shine more deeply inside you. They will help you as well to touch 
other broken hearts with your own love. We all may have a few cracks in 
our hearts, after all, but they only help the love to flow in and out.

By Joseph J. Mazzella

Read and meditate on these scriptures:

Psalm 34:17-19 “The righteous cry, and the LORD heareth, and delivereth
them out of all their troubles. The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a
broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit. Many are the 
afflictions of the righteous: but the LORD delivereth him out of them all.”

Psalm 118:4-6 “Let them now that fear the LORD say, that His mercy 
endureth for ever. I called upon the LORD in distress: the LORD answered 
me, and set me in a large place. The LORD is on my side; I will not fear:
what can man do unto me?”

Psalm 146:5-9 “Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help, whose
hope is in the LORD his God: Which made heaven, and earth, the sea, and all
that therein is: which keepeth truth for ever: Which executeth judgment for
the oppressed: which giveth food to the hungry. The LORD looseth the
prisoners: The LORD openeth the eyes of the blind: the LORD raiseth them
that are bowed down: the LORD loveth the righteous: The LORD preserveth the
strangers; He relieveth the fatherless and widow: but the way of the wicked
He turneth upside down.”

1 Peter 3:8-11 “Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of
another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous: Not rendering evil for
evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye 
are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing. For he that will
love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his
lips that they speak no guile: Let him eschew evil, and do good; let him 
seek peace, and ensue it.”

All of these scriptures can be found in the King James Version Bible.

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In Christ’s Service,

Dwayne Savaya
God’s Work Ministry


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