When Your Heart is Sad

Today, my heart is sad. “Lord, I need you to comfort me. I need you to help me in this time of mourning.”

By how it looks, God will be coming for one of His own soon. In the waiting, I look to God for He is my comforter and sustainer, my strength and my hope. My brother has had to battle a health issue for quite some time, and now it is getting the best of him.

Normally, the words flow from the Spirit into my blogs, but today, I have no words. So, what does a broken heart do? A child of God looks up to be reminded that he is not alone. Christ’s child looks within the pages of truth and receives a filling like no other. Even in hard, dark times, a believer receives God Himself, and this is enough.

His presence quiets your soul. His presence soothes your tears. His presence calms your fears. His presence gives you the strength to face even the hardest of circumstances. His presence makes everything okay for He is your daddy when you need a lap to climb up on and an arm to embrace you with His undying love. His heart hurts when yours hurts. He weeps with you.

Whatever grief you are bearing today, be encouraged like I am with Psalm 116:

“I love the Lord because He hears my voice, and my prayer for mercy. Because He bends down to listen, I will pray as long as I have breath! Death wrapped its ropes around me; the terrors of the grave overtook me. I saw only trouble and sorrow. Then I called on the name of the Lord: ‘Please, Lord save me!’

“How kind the Lord is! How good he is! So merciful, this God of ours! The Lord protects those of childlike faith. I was facing death, and He saved me. Let my soul be at rest again, for the Lord has been good to me. He saved me from death, my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling. And so, I walk in the Lord’s presence as I live here on earth!

“I believed in You, so I said, ‘I am deeply troubled, Lord.’ In my anxiety I cried out to you, ‘These people are all liars!’ What can I offer the Lord for all He has done for me? I will lift up the cup of salvation and praise the Lord’s name for saving me. I will keep my promises to the Lord in the presence of all His people.

“The Lord cares deeply when His loved ones die. O Lord, I am your servant; yes, I am your servant, born into your household. You have freed me from my chains. I will offer you a sacrifice of thanksgiving and call on the name of the Lord in the presence of all His people; in the house of the Lord in the heart of Jerusalem. Praise the Lord!”

Allow God to comfort your weary soul with Psalm 146:

“Praise the Lord! Let all that I am praise the Lord. I will praise the Lord as long as I live. I will sing praises to my God with my dying breath. Don’t put your confidence in powerful people; there is no help for you there. When they breathe their last, they return to the earth, and all their plans die with them.

“But joyful are those who have the God of Israel as their helper, whose hope is in the Lord their God. He made heaven and earth, the sea, and everything in them. He keeps every promise forever. He gives justice to the oppressed and food to the hungry. The Lord frees the prisoners. The Lord opens the eyes of the blind The Lord lifts up those who are weighted down. The Lord loves the godly.

“The Lord protects the foreigners among us. He cares for the orphans and widows, but He frustrates the plans of the wicked Praise the Lord!”

When your heart is sad and you have no words, God will give you Himself and His words, and this is enough. “The Lord is close to the brokenhearted. He rescues those who spirits are crushed”; see Psalm 34:18.

In your sadness, know that God is with you, and this is enough.

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