'The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.' Psalms 34:18
It's never ending in learning lessons when it comes to parenthood.
Lately, my nine year old boy has taught me the meaning of being a comforter. When he is angry with me or at the situation, he will cry with anger where tears hardly flow. My attempts to hug him and soothe him, are often unwelcomed at that point. However, when he is truly broken hearted, as much as a nine year old can be, over a lost privilege or having argued with his best friend; he welcomes every cuddle that mom has to offer.
His 'I love you's' and hugs mean the world to me, but when he sits next to me and allows me to hold him close to my heart, I'm overwhelmed with joy knowing that he trusts me with his broken heart.
'Better than a Hallelujah' by Amy Grant paints it perfectly.
God loves our brokenheartedness better than a hallelujah sometimes. It is in the moments of despair and pain, that we allow ourselves to be cuddled by the Lord. When our heart is suffering a disappointment in life, we are more inclined to sit next to Him while we bury our head in His chest.
God loves the broken-hearted and crushed in spirit, because in that state, we can run to Him for comfort knowing He's our healer, our Redeemer, and Savior.
Those are the moments that allow us to raise our hands in worship and sing Hallelujah.
Women Living Well/ Wordfilled Wednesday