Our God Knows Suffering
Do you feel like you’re living with a broken heart?
If you feel that way, it’s probably pretty hard to show up to your life feeling whole hearted.
It’s probably downright impossible.
So that’s where Jesus comes in.
Jesus does not desire for us to stay in darkness and suffering, but called us into his resurrection with him. But he is also the same Jesus that hung on the cross so we know that he knows everything there is to know about a broken heart.
As he hung on the cross I can only imagine the way his heart broke thinking of all the sin, death, and destruction that had been and would ever be, all perched squarely on his shoulders as he died for the sins of the world.
We have a God that knows what it is to suffer.
But we also have a God that does not desire for us to stay there.
Good Friday is not the end of the story. It is a brief but necessary part of the story that ultimately leads to Easter morning glory. Your broken heart, no matter what it might be broken for, is your little taste of good Friday. But God desires to bring you in to Easter morning with him. It likely will not be a 48 hour process like it was for God Incarnate, but you can live in hope that it will happen.
God is the lover of our souls and the healer of our hearts. He will not abandon us to despair.
So how’s your heart today? What part of your heart is hurting and how can you invite God into that hurt?