The past few weeks have been a bit of a roller coaster of emotions for me. Without sharing too much private information with you all, which I often will do to be vulnerable and honest, let me just say that my family has entered a new and interesting season as an “extended family”.
I have been thrown back into reminiscing about my mom who I lost over eight years ago and it just hurts my heart. She was sick with Multiple Sclerosis for over 20 years. I witnessed firsthand her struggle and how the disease took her body and disintegrated it. So unfair and unjust.
So now, with my Lupus diagnosis, I want to be diligent with all I can do to be here and fight this disease anyway I can. I love feeling empowered.
We all have experienced loss at different times, so I know you all can relate. From the time I had to say goodbye to one of my best friends, who was rather furry, to when we lost my father-in-law, emotions and hurting hearts are common place.
I am so very thankful that I have learned to incorporate essential oils into my daily routine to help me release stuck emotional issues and prayer to process through difficult seasons effectively.
Emotional health struggles are not new to me. I have dealt with them all my life. and finally am in a place where I can step back and focus on progressing forward in a healthy way. One of the best ways is to use God’s Word to help me push past the heartache. Meditating on His word just speaks to my soul and brings me comfort. Finding His word in music is also like having bricks lifted off my chest. So life giving.
I wanted to share with you the six Scriptures that I have been reading, repeating, and meditating on most recently in hopes they might give your Monday a boost of Hope.
The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. – Psalm 34:18
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. – Isaiah 41:10
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. – Romans 8:28
I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord. – Psalm 27: 13-14
My soul clings to you; your right hand holds me up. – Psalm 63:8
Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Spirit. – Romans 15:13
His word is the only true thing that can change our hearts, souls, and improve our mind. I pray this note can encourage you. You are not alone. He loves you and His word is true.
Do you have a favorite scripture to meditate on when your heart is broken?