In church last Saturday night, Easton lead the song “Sweetly Broken” by Jeremy Riddle. The words really spoke deeply to my heart, and got me to think about what it means to truly have a broken heart, but more importantly what it means to be completely surrendered to Gods justice and sovereignty. He is faithful to do just what He says He will do... what He came here to do. In our culture, our pain is most always someone else’s fault. Someone else inflicted pain on our hearts. But if you think about it, we were born into a sin filled world… a world full of pain and heartache. It wasn’t in Gods plan to have a world that hated everything that was good, including Him. He created a world full of life, happiness... prosperity.
People often ask me how a God that is suppose to be loving could take something so precious from me. How I can believe in a God that would inflict so much pain on my families lives. My first and only response is “If you change your perspective, and look at it differently you will realize that we are owed nothing, therefore my God saved me from my ultimate demise…. and healed my broken heart.” What I mean by that is this simple fact. We are owed nothing. Yet Christ in his sovereignty came here to die and rid us of our ultimate demise- an eternity spent with out Him. Without that simple act of love, my broken heart would never heal.
The first line of this song reminded me of what my broken heart meant, and how it wasn’t about me. It is about my eternal purpose to praise Him, even through my pain.
So to answer the question “Does God Heal Broken Hearts”: Yes, He does, but most times it is not in the way we ask, in the time we allot or in the way we expect. God is a loving God, but remember.. He is also sovereign, you can trust Him to finish the work that He began in you!
Sweetly Broken – Jeremy Riddle
To the cross I look, to the cross I cling
Of its suffering I do drink
Of its work I do sing
For on it my Savior both bruised and crushed
Showed that God is love
And God is just
At the cross You beckon me
You draw me gently to my knees, and I am
Lost for words, so lost in love,
I’m sweetly broken, wholly surrendered
What a priceless gift, undeserved life
Have I been given
Through Christ crucified
You’ve called me out of death
You’ve called me into life
And I was under Your wrath
Now through the cross I’m reconciled
In awe of the cross I must confess
How wondrous Your redeeming love and
How great is Your faithfulness