Love can hurt – literally. Having a broken heart can feel more painful than having several broken bones. In fact, “broken heart syndrome” is a real medical condition that can cause chest pains, shortness of breath, and even congestive heart failure. That means you can’t allow yourself to sink when life delivers unbearable disappointment.
Psalm 34:18 teaches, “The Lord is close to those who have suffered disappointment. He saves those who are discouraged” (Easy-to-Read Version). Therefore, whatever you’re facing, the Lord wants to reach down and lift you up. There is no pit too deep, too awful, or too shameful for God to reach in and pull you out.