Walking through heartbreak has seemed to be a theme of the year as much as walking through joy has been for many people this year. I, personally, walked through a lot of anger, bitterness, jealousy, discontentment, and the idolizing of marriage and a ‘dating relationship’ for about 6 months, until the Lord really broke me and showed me the depth of my sin and how much I had held a prolonged pity party for where God has me right now.
That’s not to say that heartbreak is bad or sinful, but my heart went to so many sinful emotions and spent too long on myself and my ‘problems’ without being thankful or praising God for walking with me through the valleys.
Right here, the Lord says that He is near to the broken in heart.
Psalm 34:18, ‘The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.’
I can testify that this verse is 100% true. I went through many dark nights of questioning God and wondering why I had this deep desire for marriage, but I ‘felt’ like it was being withheld from me.