She told me, “The man committed suicide.”
Just couldn’t live on this planet one more day.
I didn’t know him, but a knot forms in my gut while I wonder about the people in my life.
Is someone in despair? Would I recognize the signs?
I’ve talked with people who tried, without success, to help a loved one…
Change his behavior. Make her happy. Seek counseling. Point them to the Lord.
Forever haunted “If only I had done this, said that.”
Haven’t we all been there?
Been the person with good intentions who knows what’s best for another person. Only the other person won’t listen!
We stand there with a tube of super glue in our hands. Looking at the mess of a person; fallen and broken. Realize that even Humpty Dumpty’s men couldn’t put him back together again.
So how do I help a human being who doesn’t care enough to—”help me help you.”
And why do I presume to have the answers for someone else when I can still see the jagged scars where I tried to super glue my own broken pieces back together?
Fact is, there’s only one answer that will help.
One Truth that endures when we find even ourselves in quicksand because the enemy who “seeks to lie, steal, kill, and destroy” loves to…
Chip at our self-esteem. Break our spirit. Convince us.
- “This is good as it gets!”
- “Who cares?”
- “What’s the point?”
Until we’re broken, and feel beyond repair………….
That one Truth—Jesus Christ—says, “Come to Me, all you who are weary and heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” (Matthew 11:28)
Then true to His Word, Jesus lifts us from the pit of sin and self-defeat and does the IMPOSSIBLE.
Jesus picks up the broken pieces. Puts us back together again, and reassures us:
This isn’t as good as it gets.
“Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.” (2 Corinthians 5:17)
“In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.” (1John 4:10)
“Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword?” (Romans 8:35)
There is a point; an eternal purpose.
“And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son…” (Romans 8:28-29)
Even when we don’t feel God’s love, or comprehend His purposes,
Even in this….fallen world filled with broken promises, broken marriages, broken lives that break our hearts…and makes us weep.
Jesus tells us to “Come, and find rest.”
Are you broken?
Is your heart breaking for someone else?