A broken heart in conflict with the mind cannot speak to another person’s pain. A healed heart that reflects God’s heart can.
When filled with brokenness, the heart is hardened and shattered into pieces that seem hard to mend. We’re convinced the heart has been damaged beyond repair and can’t ever be healed again.
When our heart has been broken the mind is met with conflict, denial, and resistance. The pain will run so deeply where we find ourselves in a state of confusion. Our thoughts become inconsistent.
We will close ourselves off to any and everything. We won’t allow anyone we feel can be of help to come in. Not even ones who can offer advice or spiritual guidance that will help us mend. When others try to encourage us, we don’t feel like they are saying the right things.
We believe in that moment because the heart has been irreparably damaged, there’s no fixing it. There’s no advice anyone can give us to make us feel better. We can’t see the good or God in it. There are no activities we want to engage in that will make the pain go away. Simply put, when in this state, we believe there is nothing that will cure the pain and heartache.
Then we throw all our emotions into a bag, close, pack and will carry the weight on our shoulders. We will carry a heavy burden, coupled with lost emotions, repeating feelings of hurt over and over.
Tugging emotional baggage is like a heavy suitcase being opened only to find it filled with locks and chains bound together. That cannot be broken without the help of something to cut loose the metal. As is a person who is broken and have become emotionally damaged and confused. And it feels like we have been taken advantage of, wondering why we were emotionally abused.
When the heart conflicts with the mind, we tend to do things that are unconventional. Our thoughts become irrational. We behave out of character. We begin to look to ourselves for answers.
There’s uncertainty in our hearts. On our own, we try to work it out. We will harbor fear and self doubt. And will take our focus off God and place it on us. And unfortunately will fail to see what was right in front of us…God. The very thing we needed to find peace, deliverance, and healing. We looked to ourselves instead of God for healing.
God is the answer. He will give you strength to overcome and work it out. He won’t allow you to go through it alone. You will overcome without a doubt.
When the heart wants what the mind doesn’t. Don’t confuse one with the other. Get them in sync with one another. Even when your heart is broke it deserves recovery. Pray and ask God to heal your heart, even if it doesn’t happen immediately. He will do it, if you let him. He will set your soul free.
It is okay to hurt but we mustn’t put so much focus on something that is not working. Yes, we’re in pain and may be broken. But God will fix our hearts again. He is a mind-regulator and a heart fixer. God is a healer. He will make you whole again.
Seek him. Focus on His Word. Not your will. Be dedicated, committed, and obedient to his will. He is the only one that can fill the hole in our heart. He can remove the void. And when it comes time to live again, we will not be led by our damaged heart. But will be led by the joy in knowing we have been restored with the goodness of God’s heart. In order that God’s purpose may be fulfilled. Our heart will reflect God’s heart once again.
By His stripes we are healed.
Be blessed! -JD
Psalm 73:26 “My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.” (ESV)