God heal broken heart

You’ve heard that God loves and heals the broken hearted, but how does He actually work? When will He heal you, and why is it taking so long? Here’s how to find God and how He heals broken hearts. I was inspired to write this article for a reader who is searching for God’s healing in her life.

“You reference God in most of your writing,” says Fiona on 7 Simple Ways to Mend a Broken Heart.  “Does God heal broken hearts and wounded souls? Does he care that I have been wounded? Does not think I have gone through enough with the process? I feel like I should of been healed years ago. People say God is the answer to your healing. How true is it and how long does it take for a broken heart to heal?”

Yes. God does heal broken hearts and wounded souls. And YES, He does care that you have been hurt! But God does not orchestrate our lives to protect us from every bad thing. He is not running a puppet show or directing a Hollywood-style movie over which He has commandeered full control. But He is still here, alive and well. Powerful and holy! Loving and compassionate. Broken hearted and beautiful.

You know God allows us to experience pain. That’s why you’re here: you want to heal your broken heart, and you want to know how to find God.

And you’re questioning not only your faith, but God’s love for you.

When I read Fiona’s questions about God healing broken hearts and wounded souls, my first thought is that there is no set amount of time. And, learning how to find God is a lifelong process because you change, your life changes, and your spirit and soul changes.

8 Tips for Finding God and Healing a Broken Heart

You already know there is no precise scientific formula for how to find God, and you might have guessed that I won’t be offering 10 quick tips on how to heal a broken heart. Instead, I share how I found God and why I owe my joy, spirit, heart, peace, and life to Him.

I’m a believer, alive in Christ, a deeply spiritual Christian woman. But I’m also a very practical writer and blogger. Let’s see what God does with these two contrasting sides of my personality and soul…

1. Expect your life to be filled with “soul-crushing beauty”

God never, ever – not ONCE – promised to shield us from the terrible grief of losing someone we love, the aching pain of chronic illness, the heartstopping regret of making a bad decision, the self-hating sting of hurting another person or animal. Read Scripture. You’ll see it’s teeming with people who want to know how to find God, and who want to heal their broken hearts. Read spiritual books. Every one of them addresses the issue of pain, suffering, disappointment, grief, loss, tragedy.

Our lives are full of pain…and they are also full of beauty. Our lives are filled with laments and grievances, and they are also full of powerful prayers for healing. Our existence is good and bad, bitter and sweet. Life is bittersweet.

2. Know that God is in all of it – the bitter AND the sweet

My mom suffers from schizophrenia, and has my whole life. I grew up without a father – I traveled to Jerusalem, Israel when I was 29 years old to meet him for the first time.

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How to Find God and Heal Your Broken Heart

I was in and out of foster homes throughout my childhood. I battled bulimia (an eating disorder that involves binging and purging) until I was over 40 years old. Not to mention the attempted rape (a guy broke into my apartment in the middle of the night when I was 18 years old), the sister who refuses to speak to me, and the death of all my family members except my schizophrenic mom who I call every Sunday. Oh yeah – and I didn’t get married until I was 35; my husband and I can’t have children because of infertility. And I have ulcerative colitis and a painful bunion I call Bumpy.

And yet. And yet! I love my life because I know God is in every bit of it. Yes, He allowed me to be born to my mom. Yes, He knows everything I’ve suffered and will suffer. But I’ve learned how to find God in the pain, the fear, the tragedy, the loneliness and loss. I have learned what it really means to heal a broken heart. I have found comfort and healing in Scripture, love and freedom in God’s presence. I have found grace and joy, love and compassion.

3. Be honest about what you expect from God

Tell me, what do you expect God to do in your life? How has He disappointed you? You’re searching for tips on how to heal your broken heart for a reason…and I invite you to write about it. You don’t have to share in the comments section below – but writing has the power to help you heal. You can find God in your own writing, your own wrestling with your emotions and beliefs and expectations.

What are your expectations of God? How “should” He be healing your broken heart? What isn’t He doing that you want Him to do? Who isn’t He being in your life, how is God not the power you want Him to be? Dig into your assumptions and expectations of God.

If you could create God, who would He be and what would He do? What would your world be like? Go there in your writing.

4. Ask God questions

Why are you searching for insights on how to find God? The idea of healing a broken heart is important to you. So, what does it mean? What do you expect from God? How do you want Him to heal your broken heart? Who do you want Him to be? Where do you wish your life would go? When do you want things to happen?

Here’s what Fiona said in the comments section of my article on mending a broken heart – she has some beautiful, insightful questions:

“Why I am alone? Why do I run and push people away? Who has my best interests at heart? I have served my purpose for the people around me and I feel it’s my time to find love and happiness. Is it worth the wait? Would I ever find someone that understands me and my heart? I am emotionally unavailable right now but I want to be in a relationship, so I can feel wanted and loved. Yet, I keep attracting hurt, needy, and clingy people. Should I forget about receiving love and focus on getting to a healthy emotional state? I’m about to start counseling and I’m still researching and reading about inner healing and being delivered from what made me broken in the first place. I am looking for answers.”

Ask God those difficult questions. Yes, go to counseling! And read books, share your thoughts on blogs, ask people how and where they found God, try different ways to heal your broken heart.

5. Learn how others find God and heal their broken hearts

In Memories of living and loving shine through grief, John Hoke shares what it feels like to lose his wife to cancer:

“As if you can ever really be ready and at peace with the death of someone who has stood at your side so faithfully for more than 35 years. But I am trying to be at peace, for that is what she wants. And I am learning how to grieve. I try to embrace grief, for that keeps me close to Peedee. I wander the rooms of our now-quiet home, where just about everything is how and where it is because she wanted it so. All the things she was the last person to touch. I try to relish those physical manifestations of our life together — the beach watercolor we purchased on our honeymoon, the oak kitchen table we had built when we lived in the mountains, the giant scallop fossils she and the children found in a grand adventure. I smile and laugh at the memories. Sometimes, I sob. Occasionally, I flail myself when I stumble onto a recollection of a caddish or careless slight I inflicted on her. Patricia “Peedee” Hoke gently died on Sept. 15. She remains at my side as I continue our journey. In peace.”

6. Decide. Choose. Don’t wait for your feelings to catch up

The Psalms are full of actions that bridge the gap between God and man. Here’s a random collection of active decisions from Psalm 119:

  • I will walk in freedom.
  • I reflect at night on who you are, O Lord.
  • I meditate on your decrees.
  • I have devoted myself to your commandments. I will put them into practice with all my heart.
  • I have chosen to be faithful.
  • I have decided to live by your regulations.

Notice how the Psalmist isn’t waiting for God to heal his broken heart. He isn’t searching for “how to find God” because he believes God is already here. You must take action, regardless of how you feel. Don’t be fooled into thinking that you will first learn how to find God and then you’ll heal your broken heart. Don’t fall into the trap of thinking you have to feel God’s presence before your wounded soul will heal.

7. Learn how to find God in your daily life

“How, exactly, do we manage to see through the eyes of faith?” asks Julia Cameron in Faith and Will.

8 Tips for Finding God and Healing a Broken Heart

“This is where the daily work comes in, the daily choice to believe. It is possible to either believe or disbelieve. It is possible, too, to want to believe and to have difficulty in believing. This is when we must reach out. Belief is contagious. Morning reading that posits belief is a positive way to begin the day The prayer, always, is ‘Lord, I believe. Help my disbelief.’”

Choose to hold on to God despite your unbelief, your pain, your grief. You can choose to believe at the same time as you search for words of comfort for broken hearts. And hold on to the fact this season of your life will end – if you take action, if you keep learning how to find God, if you keep finding ways to heal a broken heart.

You will find yourself in a new season. You’ll remember who or what you lost with love and a twinge of sadness…but if you keep pursuing and wrestling with God, if you help yourself heal, you will Blossom in a new season in your life.

8. Hold on tight to your faith despite the deepest, darkest clouds

“Until we can come face to face with the deepest, darkest fact of life without damaging our view of God’s character, we do not yet know Him,” writes Oswald Chambers in My Utmost for His Highest.

He adds that in the Bible clouds are always connected with God. “Clouds are those sorrows or sufferings or providences, within or without our personal lives, which seem to dispute the rule of God. It is by those very clouds that the Spirit of God is teaching us how to walk by faith. If there were no clouds, we should have no faith. The clouds are but the dust of our Father’s feet. The clouds are a sign that He is there. What a revelation it is to know that sorrow and bereavement and suffering are the clouds that come along with God! God cannot come near without clouds, He does not come in clear shining.”

The very fact that you have a broken heart is evidence you have found God.

Help Finding God and Healing Your Broken Heart

In Faith and Will: Weathering the Storms in Our Spiritual Lives, Julia Cameron writes:

“Faith is attractive. Far from having the joyless, resigned quality that we may fear from it, faith brings to the believer a renewed vitality, a sense of camaraderie and adventure. Seen through the eyes of faith, the world is a safe place. Life is a great unfolding adventure. Strangers are friends that we have not yet met. Optimism prevails. Seen through the eyes of faith, there is nothing to fear in this world. When challenges arise, we will have the inner strength to meet them. Walking through the valley of shadows, we will have the confidence in our God’s benevolent protection. We will not, perhaps, be shielded from all harm, but we will be given the wherewithal to meet any adversity.”

I love Julia Cameron’s book! I highly, highly recommend it – especially if you’re struggling to find and believe in God.

In The Question That Never Goes Away: Why? Philip Yancey revisits the “Why did God allow this to happen?” question. When he wrote Where Is God When It Hurts 30 years ago, he gave us permission to doubt, reasons not to abandon faith, and practical ways to reach out to hurting people. And now, Yancey revisits our cry of “Why, God” in three places stunned into silence by the calamities that have devastated them.

In Where is God When It Hurts? A Comforting, Healing Guide for Coping With Hard Times Philip Yancey quotes Dorothy Sayer:

“For whatever reason God chose to make man as he is – limited and suffering and subject to sorrows and death – He had the honesty and the courage to take His own medicine. Whatever game He is playing with His creation, He has kept His own rules and played fair. He can exact nothing from man that He has not exacted from Himself. He has Himself gone through the whole of human experience, from the trivial irritations of family life and the cramping restrictions of hard work and lack of money to the worst horrors of pain and humiliation, defeat, despair and death. When He was a man, He played the man. He was born in poverty and died in disgrace and thought it well worthwhile.”

I’ve always loved that passage. Jesus suffered so we wouldn’t have to. This doesn’t mean we won’t feel the pain of this achingly beautiful broken world…it means we are not alone in our pain. We have each other, and we have God.

So, my friend, what do you think about my tips on how to find God and heal your broken heart? I welcome your big and little thoughts. While I can’t offer advice, I do read every comment. I encourage you to respond to other readers’ comments if you feel led, and to share your experience. Writing often brings clarity and insight, and can help you process your feelings.

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Over the course of my 34 years, I’ve had wonderful experiences, passionate relationships, thrilling wins, and tremendous privilege. I’ve also had crippling heartbreaks, crushing defeats, and desperate trials. Such is the experience of a life well-lived. It’s exhilarating and heart-wrenching, beautiful and ugly all mixed together in an unpredictable roller coaster ride.

I spent many years in a pit of despair believing this is just how life goes. I wondered where God was and if He was ever going to heal my broken heart. At times I even questioned His existence. I kept hearing about His profound love and yet this world is so full of atrocious pain and heartache. It was even harder to think that I was one of the lucky ones— that many people, just around the corner and across the planet, were enduring much harder circumstances than I could even fathom.

When you love someone enough to build an intimate relationship with them, the depth of your vulnerability matches the depth of your love.

Life can be messy and relationships are hard. I’m sure you know this as well as I do… The truth is, we’ve all had our hearts broken more times than we’d care to admit. The hardest pain we endure is always related to our most precious relationships. When you love someone enough to build an intimate relationship with them, the depth of your vulnerability matches the depth of your love. Sometimes these offenses are intentional and many times they aren’t, but they hurt to the same magnitude regardless.

On my own journey, out of sheer necessity to survive, I’ve learned a lot about healing. God has revealed to me with clarity that He absolutely will heal our broken hearts. The question only remains for each of us—how will He do it for ME?

Most often healing is a process that He uses to teach us more about Him and about ourselves.

Sometimes healing comes as a miracle we receive instantly during an encounter with God. He touches us at our core and we receive the gift freely. These testimonies are precious and breathtaking, and it’s completely biblical to walk in faith that God might choose to heal us this way. But most often, healing is a process that He uses to teach us more about Him and ourselves. It’s a give and take that we work through together with Him.

When we’re suffering, the enemy comes and whispers lies into our hearts to keep us in defeat. When we feel like nothing will ever change and life is too heavy to bear, we won’t do anything for God’s kingdom and the enemy has us right where he wants us. We stay in a rut or worse yet, spiral further downward. After all, the enemy’s only goal is to steal, kill, and destroy everything that belongs to God, including our very lives.

That’s why, while I encourage you to stay in FAITH to have your broken heart healed and restored, I want to share some practical steps that I’ve learned to activate. They will help you partner with God for healing, strengthen yourself, and live a more victorious life. I pray in the name of Jesus that you would be COMPLETELY HEALED. I ask Holy Spirit to overwhelm you right now with peace, encouragement, and divine revelation.

A future and a hope

The first thing to do is start dreaming again. The Word of God says:

“Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland,” (Isaiah 43:18-19).

We HAVE TO CHOOSE to believe there are good things ahead. We have to TRUST that there is a plan to turn everything around— even when it doesn’t look like it.

Take some time to think about these verses and let them sink deep into your heart. Even if you don’t feel like it and it seems to make no difference, read them a few times! You’re giving the Holy Spirit some good stuff to work with:

“’For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the LORD, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future,’” (Jeremiah 29:11). COLOR

“To all who mourn in Israel, he will give a crown of beauty for ashes, a joyous blessing instead of mourning, festive praise instead of despair. In their righteousness, they will be like great oaks that the LORD has planted for his own glory,” (Isaiah 61:3). COLOR

Start small. Make little plans. Involve people who support you and pour into you—especially those who will encourage your faith. Plan a girls night or weekend. Start dreaming up a vacation. Journal about all of things that you want on your bucket list.

Not only will all of this give the enemy a swift kick in the pants, but you’ll put all of heaven into motion. The kingdom of God operates on faith, so start dreaming again and build yourself up.

Renewing of the mind

When you experience a tremendous heartbreak, it can take a huge toll on how you see and value yourself. We feel rejected, abandoned, or both, and those of us who have been there know there’s little relief for the relentless sorrow. We might perk up for a few hours or days if a distraction comes along, but the pain creeps (or rushes) back in as soon as life returns to a normal routine and rhythm.

Once you connect deeply with Jesus and get Him into your heart, everything changes and nothing has the same power over you that it once did.

There is one surefire way to begin combatting this heaviness. Get into that bible of yours and read it. I wholeheartedly believe the quote:

“A Bible that’s falling apart usually belongs to someone who isn’t.” –Charles Spurgeon

That trusty book can change everything. Especially the New Testament. If you’re pretty new to it, I encourage you to begin with the book of John. Pour the truth of what God thinks about you into your soul. Ask Holy Spirit to remind you (or maybe learn for the first time) how God sees you. Not only will it help you heal and give God room to work on your heart, but it will help prevent such pain from happening ever again. I’m not saying you’ll never get hurt again, but once you connect deeply with Jesus and get Him into your heart, everything changes and nothing has the same power over you that it once did.

“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will,” (Romans 12:2).

Thoughts and words

It’s time to put some effort towards watching what you think and say– and making a conscious decision to choose LIFE. I remember distinctly what a profound realization it was for me to learn that we don’t have to entertain EVERY thought that comes into our heads. In fact, if we’re in a bad place emotionally—we absolutely SHOULDN’T.

“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.” (Philippians 4:8).

God spends considerable time in His Word telling us what to think about for a reason! Have you ever spent so much time dwelling on something negative that a simple thought turned into an absolute meltdown? Proactively shut those suckers down before that happens and choose to focus on things that are life-giving.

I personally found it so difficult to get my thoughts under control that I needed to study more about it. It took tremendous discipline and effort, but the results have been so worthwhile— I can’t even describe it to you. I would recommend one or both of these books if you need some help with this as I did:

1) Battlefield of the Mind by Joyce Meyer

2) Crash the Chatterbox by Steven Furtick

3) Switch on Your Brain by Dr Caroline Leaf

To take this one step further— consider that whatever you think about most will ultimately come out of your mouth.

When my stepdaughter Belle was a little girl she absolutely LOVED the Disney movie Beauty and the Beast (nope, the irony wasn’t lost on us!). She watched it CONSTANTLY and she would dress up in her “Belle” costume dress and act out the scenes along with the movie. Even when the movie wasn’t playing, she would talk about how she and the Beast were going to get married and she would describe their life together in the castle. It completely consumed her thoughts and words.

Think about the impact for us if we spend all of our time thinking about and talking about how hard our life is and focusing on our pain? We would become toxic and so would the environment around us.

“The tongue can bring death or life; those who love to talk will reap the consequences,” (Proverbs 18:21).

Taking control of our words isn’t just a to-do on our “Good Little Christian” checklist, it’s absolutely critical for our wellbeing, our future, and our healing.

Need more convincing? Here are 51 verses about the power of your Words!

Forgiveness

An act of forgiveness is a tricky thing. If there’s anything I’ve learned, it’s that people are all over the map when it comes to forgiveness. For some people it’s surprisingly easy, for others it literally takes an act of God, and for many of us there’s a lot of gray space. Some folks find it easy to forgive others but very challenging to forgive themselves. Others will forgive themselves but struggle to forgive God. MANY people stay toxic because they don’t realize they’re harboring bitterness toward God or aren’t willing to let their walls down enough to allow Him back in. (Some of you just got set free hearing that…)

But forgiveness for those who have hurt us is 100% non-negotiable for complete healing of the heart. It doesn’t have to be the first step—in fact for many, it can’t be. However it does have to take place.

I think it’s important to clarify what forgiveness is… and what it isn’t.

Forgiveness is releasing your “right” to hold something over another person or to take revenge. It’s giving the person and the offense over to God to deal with. It’s giving up to win.

Forgiveness IS NOT forgetting, trusting, or saying what happened is OK.

Forgiveness is actually much more about YOU than it is about the other person.

We can let go of our bitterness and hatred for others without trying to pretend the offenses never happened. In fact, that would simply be unwise and unproductive. What we’re pursuing by offering our forgiveness is a heart-change within ourselves that brings freedom and healing.

It all begins with a choice. An act of your will. If this is hard for you—say this prayer with me:

“Lord, you know exactly what happened and how it affected me. You see my pain. You see all injustice. In obedience to your Word I choose to forgive (offender’s name) as an act of my will. I need your help. I don’t feel like forgiving, but I’m willing to be made willing. With you all things are possible, Jesus. Please help me to forgive and release them. I commit them into your hands. Heal my heart, Lord. I thank you for your grace and your mercy. In Jesus’ name I ask these things. Amen.”

An AMAZING ministry that has online tools to help with forgiveness and healing of heart is Restoring Relationships. I cannot recommend them enough. They also have one-on-one remote counseling available for really serious cases with some of the top Christian counselors in the world. Here’s my personal Restoring Relationships story.

Think eternal

Sometimes the things that break our hearts are so devastating that they change us forever. All of the steps we’ve discussed already are helpful and necessary, but I had to add this last step to really help me through the most gut-wrenching days of my life. Don’t get me wrong—I think this one can help EVERYONE—I’m just saying, if your story is profoundly heavy, this one will really help get you through.

Sometimes all you can do to begin to heal is focus on heaven. Literally. When we set our minds and hearts on eternity and the promise that there is a place with no pain, no tears, and no heartache, it can soothe the broken heart like nothing else.

Kat Kerr preaching about Heaven

When I practice this strategy, I picture what I will do in heaven, who I will spend time with, what it will feel like, and how everything good and beautiful on earth is amplified in heaven. It doesn’t take too long when you stay fixed on this mindset to begin to smile again. If I need some help getting in that place, I go to YouTube and watch a sermon by Kat Kerr. She’s pretty out there, but she preaches about heaven and it’s incredible to hear.

The KEY is— you can’t live in the clouds. Spend enough time with God asking Him to give you glimpses of heaven so you begin to feel alive again. THEN bring heaven down to earth and use your new hope and vision to connect with other people. I found that it was most encouraging to find people who had a harder story than mine (because it helped me to stay humble and others-focused) and I helped them come alive again, too. We would talk about the things of God, heaven, our futures, and how we could bring more people with us.

I can find a place of gratitude for the person I have become as a result of what I have overcome.

We can’t erase pain in this life, but we can survive it, heal from it, and begin to thrive. At this stage in my journey I can find a place of gratitude for the person I have become as a result of what I have overcome. I’m grateful for my testimony, and I can focus on the beauty that emerged from my ashes.

Today my passion is to stay so close to God that nothing can ever hurt me to the point of devastation again, AND to connect with others that I can encourage and counsel as they take their own journeys through pain. Will you join me? Will you get up again and partner with God to heal your heartache? Will you forget the former things and press on to the future and the hope that God prepared for you before time began?

Real quick—if you are in a relationship where you are being verbally, emotionally, physically, and/or sexually abused— please read this post. I have a very specific message for you.

What would you add to this list?? How have you overcome heartbreak? I would be honored to hear your story!

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The LORD is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit (Psalms 34:18). It is encouraging to read what King David wrote in the previously quoted psalm. We can be healed and delivered from a broken heart.

A broken heart can happen when we lose a loved one such as a spouse or a child or even a beloved pet. Metaphorically, it is that emotional aching in your chest that happens when you are deeply disappointed or grieved over a life circumstance. The Bible has many other verses that can encourage the brokenhearted as well. Here are just twenty encouraging Bible verses for the brokenhearted that I found.

The Lord is Strong; Do not Fear

Psalms 73:26 My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

Isaiah 41:10 fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Matthew 11:28-30 Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”

John 14:27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.

2 Corinthians 12:9 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

Trust the Lord for Deliverance and Healing

Psalms 55:22 Cast your burden on the LORD, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved.

Psalms 107:20 He sent out his word and healed them, and delivered them from their destruction.

Psalms 147:3 He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.

Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

1 Peter 2:24 He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed.

1 Peter 4:19 Therefore let those who suffer according to God’s will entrust their souls to a faithful Creator while doing good.

Look Forward and Believe

Isaiah 43:18 Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old.

Mark 11:23 Truly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will come to pass, it will be done for him.

Romans 5:1-2 Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God.

Romans 8:28 And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.

1 Corinthians 13:7 Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

2 Corinthians 5:6-7 So we are always of good courage. We know that while we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord, for we walk by faith, not by sight.

Philippians 3:13-14 Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

Hebrews 11:1 (KJV) Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

Revelation 21:3-4 And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God.  He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”

Christian Quotes for the Brokenhearted

“The church is not a select circle of the immaculate, but a home where the outcast may come in. It is not a palace with gate attendants and challenging sentinels along the entrance-ways holding off at arm’s-length the stranger, but rather a hospital where the broken-hearted may be healed, and where all the weary and troubled may find rest and take counsel together.” ~ James H. Aughey 

“Leave the broken, irreversible past in God’s hands, and step out into the invincible future with Him.” ~ Oswald Chambers 

“We want to avoid suffering, death, sin, ashes. But we live in a world crushed and broken and torn, a world God Himself visited to redeem. We receive his poured-out life, and being allowed the high privilege of suffering with Him, may then pour ourselves out for others.” ~ Elisabeth Elliot 

“My grand point in preaching is to break the hard heart, and to heal the broken one.” ~ John Newton 

“Your most profound and intimate experiences of worship will likely be in your darkest days – when your heart is broken, when you feel abandoned, when your out of options, when the pain is great – and you turn to God alone.” ~ Rick Warren

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Bible Verses About Hope: 20 Uplifting Scripture Quotes

Bible Verses For Encouragement: 20 Great Scripture Quotes

Bible Verses About Death: 20 Comforting Scriptures Quotes

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