Have you ever broken a glass and it shattered and scattered across the kitchen floor? All you could do was sweep it up and throw it away. You would remind your self not to go barefoot any time too soon as tiny pieces of glass sometimes linger around in places you could not see.
Can you relate this scenario to a broken heart that feels like it literally fell out on the floor and shattered into a million pieces? You probably felt as if you would never mend. The hurt is just too deep, too painful.
We think of the saying: “Time heals all wounds,” but at the moment of the shattering, you don't believe it. You want to look for brighter days and look beyond the horizon, but you look out of a soul that sees only gray days before you, you know those days that are hazy gray with absolutely no color. There may even be a fine mist of rain and no clouds in sight. You can’t hear the birds singing because your mind is clouded.
Your broken heart can be from a relationship gone wrong, someone you loved has gone to be with the Lord, your child has gone astray, or perhaps your family may have moved away. In any event, you do not feel like you can go another moment, let alone another day. You ask yourself am I depressed, oppressed, or just one big mess?
Only God can mend your brokenness. He is the Potter and that is His specialty, molding and making us during those trials and tears. We need to remain on the Potter’s wheel to be restored, but often we run to other places, things, or faces. It is wonderful to get support from a godly friend or even prayer with your Pastor, but this should be in addition to, not a substitute for that time alone with the Lord. After all, it is He that created your heart and in your soul is where your mind, will and emotions live.
Only Jesus can mend a broken heart, so don’t delay if you find yourself in need of repair.
But for you who fear My name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its wings, and you will go out and playfully jump like calves from the stall. Malachi 4:2