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“The Lord is near the brokenhearted; He saves those crushed in spirit.” Psalm 34:18

There is a song by Amy Grant called “Better than a Hallelujah”.  My friend Lynda introduced me to it when I was going through a difficult time.  It’s lyrics have comforted me many times in the years since:

God loves a lullaby

In a mother’s tears in the dead of night

Better than a Hallelujah sometimes.

God loves a drunkard’s cry,

The soldiers plea not to let him die

Better than a Hallelujah sometimes.

We pour out our miseries

God just hears a melody

Beautiful the mess we are

The honest cries of breaking hearts

Are better than a Hallelujah.

God does love the honest cries of breaking hearts.  He knows this life is hard. He knows our hearts will be broken by the people around us, the circumstances that happen, the events out of our control.  He knows it. And He promises to be close to us when it happens. My heart hopes and prays the heartaches you face will be minimal. I would love it if you didn’t have to face heartbreak all.  Complete honesty, I would love it if I didn’t have to face heartbreak. But the truth is, I do and so do you. But we can take heart, because God promises to be near when we do. If your spirit is crushed, He will save it.

I know this truth.  He’s done it for me many times.  It always starts when I get on my knees and through my tears, I pour my heart out to Him.  If your heart is broken today, start there, on your knees, through your tears, give it to Him.

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