Psalm 147:1-5 “Praise the Lord! For it is good to sing praises to our God; for he is gracious, and a song of praise is seemly. The Lord builds up Jerusalem; he gathers the outcasts of Israel. He heals the broken-hearted, and binds up their wounds. He determines the number of the stars, he gives to all of them their names. Great is our Lord, and abundant in power; his understanding is beyond measure.”
Have you ever felt like you were past something, that you have already dealt with that and did not realize you still had hidden anger? That what you thought you moved on and made peace with still left a scar in your heart. That you indeed have hidden pain that ran deeper than you thought.
I lost my Mother tragically when I was twenty years old. It was unexpected and shook me to the core. Although, there were circumstances that I knew would eventually lead to her premature death, it still was shocking for me. I thought I was past the anger, and saddeness of her life cut short…. but clearly it was still there buried in my heart.
I recently lost my Father in Law to a battle with cancer. He was the Dad I never had. I have not lost anyone this close to me since my Mom’s passing and it opened the door to anger I thought I had dealt with. Hidden anger I had from the past, the pain of losing my own Mother too soon. Grief can bring out many emotions within us, good and bad and we need to recognize it and voice it to those who support us. When emotions come up we need to ask God to heal our brokenness and to restore our lives. He is an understanding Father and can see deep into our hearts the pain we are burying. The anger will become less if we can recognize it and trust in Jesus to help us remove the debris we carry from the pain.
I thank you for loving us and bringing forth the emotions we have buried deep inside our hearts. I pray you will touch our broken hearts and will heal them. Thank you for always being at our side, Amen.