What do you say when their precious heart is shattered and none of your words are able to put it back together? How do you comfort someone who is longing for something you can't give them?
How do you love those who are so desperate for love and yet too broken to receive it?
That's where I've found myself recently. My heart has been aching with some sweet friends that are going through hell. Each of their hellish experiences look different, but it's hell none-the-less. All I want to do is make them feel better, but I am painfully aware that I can't.
I've been asking God to show me how to best love my sisters & I heard a song by Casting Crowns recently that He used to give me my answer....
"Just love her like Jesus, carry her to Him,
His yoke is easy, His burden is light,
You don't need the answers to all of life's questions,
Just know that He loves her and stay by her side,
Love her like Jesus,
Love her like Jesus".
Whether we are going through hell, or we are walking with a friend who is hopelessly broken-hearted, our God is a God of comfort and He wants to meet us in this time. We don't need to have the words to say, or the answers to life's questions, we just need to know that we are fiercely loved and hope is not far away.
"The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is upon me, for the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to comfort the brokenhearted and to proclaim that captives will be released and prisoners will be freed."
(Isaiah 61:1 NLT)