Devotion: What Does God Do With a Broken Heart?

“Praise be to the Lord, to God our Saviour, who daily bears our burdens (Psalm 68:19)

How does a broken heart heal, Lord?
Where do You take all the pain?
Do You remove it and store it in darkness?
Or is it the thunder I hear with the rain?
Are the stars little explosions of heartbreak?
Is the sea filled up with the dread
of brokenness, tears and heartache
of the lonely, afflicted, mislead?
God, where do You place all the hurting?
Where does all that pain lie?

Child, why is it you ask Me such questions
when the answer has always been thine?
The cross is where all of that hurting,
all the pain and suffering you tend,.
no matter what your affliction
My Son’s sacrifice dealt with its end
Any tears that you shed hereafter
I store in heavenly jars.
They’re My treasured pearls and keepsakes
’til I have you safe in My arms.

I love you, My child, can you hear Me?
My cry of devotion echoes through eternity,
poured out in the blood of Jesus
so that I can have you always and forever
created you were just for Me.
Written January 25, 2004

About the author:
Julie Munro lives in New Zealand and is learning to let the joy that is felt in God’s constant presence help her make it through each day.

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How does it make you feel to know that nothing happening in your life right now surprises God? That He knows every ache you will ever have?

2 Responses to Devotion: What Does God Do With a Broken Heart?

  1. Julie, this is beautiful! God has used you to bless my life and encourage me today and I thank you.

    As to the questions, knowing these things gives me hope and peace in the midst of suffering.

    Blessings to you,

  2. Julie, this really touched me! I so often feel heart-broken because of the limitations in my life on account of my health. What a great reminder that God not only cares, but “bears” our pain for us. I’m so glad that my today and my tomorrow are in his hands. It’s so good to know that he always cares, always keeps us in his arms.

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