It was Lewis Grizzard who penned a book entitled, “They Tore Out My Heart and Stomped That Sucker Flat”. It was a book in which he described different ways that your heart can hurt, or be broken emotionally and when he had open-heart surgery and his life depended on a little pig, it became literal.
I have had experience with the emotional part, first because I let myself fall head over heels in love, and more than one time had that sick to my stomach feeling as my heart was torn out and stomped flat, it is not a fun feeling, those times left me with serious trust issues. I have had my heart torn from my chest when my son was lying at the point of death and there was nothing I could do as he was rolled into the operating suite and I had to stop at the red line, my trust there was wholly in God as I prayed that His spirit would go where I could not go and keep him safe. I’ve had heartbreak times with my daughter too, I say that having children is like having an operation to have your heart removed from the safety of your chest and planted out in the open where it is completely unprotected. There was the devastating heart stomping of losing my dad, then the heartbreak of watching my mother slowly slip from reality until she didn’t really know exactly who I was and didn’t realize that her sweetheart of seventy years had died. That was worse than actually losing her to death, at least then I knew she was safe with Jesus and her sweetheart with full knowledge of everything.
I have heard it said that a person died of a broken heart that must be a terrible sadness. We give our heart to the Lord, the heart of the King is in the hand of the Lord, it is said that the heart is desperately wicked who can know it? The Psalmist said, ”Try my reigns (heart) and see if there be any wicked way in me”.
You have a heartache, “What do you do now?”
Psalms 34:18 If your heart is broken, you’ll find God right there; if you’re kicked in the gut, he’ll help you catch your breath. Give it all to Jesus, He’s the healer of broken hearts!