The Cry of A Hurting Heart
Pain. The part of life we like to ignore and avoid if possible. We don’t like pain and we try to hide from it. Pain comes in different forms. Sometimes it is external and inflicted upon us; sometimes it is internal and self inflicted; and other times it is just a part of life from doing the right thing. There is physical, mental, and emotional pain. The physical is the one that everyone knows and it is the most common of the pain we face. We stub our toe, smash our finger, or skin our knee. Most of the time, this heals rather fast over time because God has made our body to heal. Mental pain is something that we face when we are researching and learning new ideas. Generally it shakes up our worldview and changes how we view life.
But the most painful pain we face is the emotional pain. This pain is what causes broken hearts and scars that last for a life time. It changes our personality and the decisions we make. It tears apart families and friendships. It ends relationships and it normally is caused by those closest to us. Yet there is a cure for this pain. Listen to King David as he expresses his hope in the midst of pain in Psalm 62:1-2,6-8
To the choirmaster: according to Jeduthun. A Psalm of David. For God alone my soul waits in silence; from him comes my salvation. He only is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be greatly shaken…He only is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be shaken. On God rests my salvation and my glory; my mighty rock, my refuge is God. Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before him; God is a refuge for us. Selah
This is the secret of healing the hurting heart. This is the medication that can be prescribed to heal our pain. It is only when we take rest in the security of God and His person that we can be healed. It is when we realize that our eternal security and salvation is dependent upon His nature. No matter what happens and the pain we feel, God is the one who is in control and we can rest assured that He will work all things out for His good! He is our impenetrable fortress and it is here that we can let our soul find healing. But we must meditate upon the person of God and spend time in His word and hold onto His promises. This is where the hope comes when there seems to be no hope. This is the comfort when we don’t understand why. This is the healing for our soul when we are screaming out in pain. God is on the throne and we can rest our soul in Him.