Heartbreak or Heart Break?

Clearly it’s been a while since I last posted. It’s definitely been a REALLY busy last half year. From school, to work, to getting more heavily involved in church, etc., I’ve been running on empty and almost completely out of gas by the end of each week… and to be honest, it’s been this way this whole year almost.

But thats okay! Sometimes we need seasons like these in order to really flourish and understand where we need to grow more! Improvement is always an important part of life.

Recent events in my life have called me to clearly evaluate my life, my heart, mind, and direction. Sometimes we get so caught up in this life trying to succeed financially, educationally, relationally, and in so many other ways, that we begin to take our eyes off the cross. When we begin to do this, we don’t only take our eyes of the cross, but we also take our heart with us and set it on something else entirely.

For me, in this season, I did just that. Most people will know I’m very open and honest, but without giving too much detail, I want to point out something super valuable that God helped me to understand now in hindsight.

Whatever it is that you or I set our hearts on; whether it’s school, work, our spouse, our singleness, our success, our friends, our hobbies/passions, our service, etc., whatever it is that we set our hearts on, that is what begins to draw us more and more into itself and away from the most important thing in life… God.

As humans, what do we do? We take our priorities and only set them straight whenever we go through crap, difficulty, turmoil, and heartbreak. We start struggling and wondering where God is, then we realize that we’ve began to neglect him, his Word, and overall, our relationship with him. Then we cycle back and get back on track. That’s just how it goes sometimes. We’re human and we make mistakes. But these are the mistakes that lead us to heartbreak.

God is calling us back to himself. He wants us to draw nearer to him and give him our hearts without taking them back. Maybe to keep us from heartbreak, we need to give our heart a break. A break from ourselves and our selfish desires that only go as far as what we want. A break from everything that ties our hearts to this earth that only leads us right back to (you guessed it) heartbreak.

Only in our heavenly Father can we get that deeply needed and desired break for our hearts and the truth is that I’m SO SICK and TIRED of giving my heart to earthly things. As well intended as I am most times, my corrupt and depraved sinful nature always gets in the way of being able to make the best, most correct, and godly decision. And instead, what I’m left with, is a pile of ashes from bridges I’ve burned, painful lessons I had to learn, and more than likely, regret.

What if we all need a heart break right now? Give yourself a heart break from all you’re trying to do right now on your own. Give your heart a break from trying to find your success, your calling, your spouse, your this, and your that. Give your heart a break and hand it over to God, the healer and redeemer of hearts and souls.

May you all be blessed by this post and I pray for any and everyone who is dealing with any form of heartbreak to have the strength to give your heart a break. ✌🏼 ❤️

Please read the following precious and holy words of God which can so easily be related to because of it’s life-giving, life-changing, and incredible and fulfilling words of truth power.

Matthew 11:28-30:

Come to Me, all of you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. All of you, take up My yoke and learn from Me, because I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for yourselves. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.

Proverbs 3:5-6

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own understanding; think about Him in all your ways, and He will guide you on the right paths.

Psalm 42

As a deer longs for streams of water, so I long for You, God.

I thirst for God, the living God.

When can I come and appear before God?

My tears have been my food day and night, while all day long people say to me, “Where is your God? ”

I remember this as I pour out my heart:

how I walked with many, leading the festive procession to the house of God, with joyful and thankful shouts.

Why am I so depressed?

Why this turmoil within me?

Put your hope in God, for I will still praise Him, my Savior and my God.

I am deeply depressed; therefore I remember You from the land of Jordan and the peaks of Hermon, from Mount Mizar.

Deep calls to deep in the roar of Your waterfalls; all Your breakers and Your billows have swept over me.

The Lord will send His faithful love by day;

His song will be with me in the night — a prayer to the God of my life.

I will say to God, my rock, “Why have You forgotten me? Why must I go about in sorrow because of the enemy’s oppression? ”

My adversaries taunt me, as if crushing my bones, while all day long they say to me, “Where is your God? ”

Why am I so depressed?

Why this turmoil within me?

Put your hope in God, for I will still praise Him, my Savior and my God.

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