When you’re heartbroken, it’s natural to protect the pieces as best you can, putting up walls around the fragments. But that means being stuck where you are, reliving the pain over and over. Discouraged and distrustful, you hide what’s left of your true self.
Ask Jesus to help you see yourself as he does. In Psalm 86, David asks the Lord to “unite his heart,” to heal the fragments and become whole in him. Trust him with all of yours. He can heal any broken heart, but he needs all the pieces.
Put your hope in Jesus over and over until it’s no longer a wish, but a mindset. Thank him for everything good in your life until your perspective shifts, and you can see yourself and everyone else with the love, joy, and peace he does.