I confess that God is a healer of my broken heart, only God knows my worth, and God has a purpose for me right where I’m at.
God is a healer of my broken heart.
“He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.” Psalms 147:3 ESV
“The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the poor; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound…” Isaiah 61:1 ESV
“The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.” Psalms 34:18 ESV
Only God knows my worth.
“For you formed my inward parts; You knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; My soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them.” Psalms 139:13-16 ESV
God has a purpose for me right where I’m at
“And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28 ESV
“I cry out to God Most High, to God who fulfills his purpose for me.” Psalms 57:2 ESV
“The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me; your steadfast love, O Lord, endures forever. Do not forsake the work of your hands.” Psalms 138:8 ESV
“Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand.” Proverbs 19:21 ESV
“In him we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to the purpose of him who works all things according to the counsel of his will…” Ephesians 1:11 ESV
I am so glad that I am a part of this beautiful journey, The Confessions Project. I will be quite honest with you, I have really thought long and hard on what confessions I wanted to write. I paced back and forth and prayed over this. God revealed to me to share my struggles behind these confessions. I knew it would help other ladies get through the struggles and live life on purpose for God. I am sharing these confessions because I allowed my heartbreak to hold me back from pursuing God’s purpose for me.
We met in church a few years ago, but I didn’t think anything of him in that way. A little over a month later, we started talking, and I began to like him, a lot. He was different than all the other boys I used to like. He was everything I wanted in a guy. Christian, Sweet, handsome, hard-working, gentle, humble, understanding, and funny. But, the one word he didn’t have that I didn’t realized at the time was committed.
So, we made plans for the future, talked about everything. I was more committed than he was. He didn’t want to wait. He slowly stopped talking to me. And a couple months later, he stopped talking to me altogether. That is when my heart completely shattered. I didn’t talk to God. I let myself be drowned in heartbreak, depression, anxiety, self-pity, and low self-worth. I could not see a future without him. I did not want to pursue God because I thought He was angry at me for not following Him.
I was the one not willing to move on from the heartbreak because it was the only thing I had left of him. I waited and waited for him but after almost a year, I finally started to let him go. So, in my brokenness and heartache, I began to run to God. I started reading the Bible again. I gave God my frustrations for the future and couldn’t see a future without this guy. And, do you know what God said to me? He said, “Your future will be far better than the ones that you and him planned.”
And, once I had that mindset and started to truly believe that I was worth more than what a guy thought of me, my passion for my life and future was re-ignited in my soul. A guy’s perception of me does not matter. My worth is not found in what someone thinks of me. My worth is found in Jesus. And, He called me by name to step out of my despair and walk in His purpose for me. Slowly, my heart began to heal with the power of God’s grace.
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So, looking back, I totally wished that I opened up about my struggles to someone else. But, I have a beautiful opportunity here. If you are struggling with a broken heart, it’s okay to hurt. It’s okay to cry. What is NOT okay is pretending that everything is perfect or keep waiting on a guy. Just run to God with ALL that you have, even if you only have a broken heart and a shattered soul. Let Him heal you.
And, I know that there are so many girls out there that had their heart broken before a relationship even started, but they feel like their feelings are invalid. Your feelings and emotions from this MATTERS! Don’t feel like you are too sensitive or have too much feelings because that is so not true.
God sees every heart, and He knows what goes on in our minds. God will never walk away from you because He loves you so much. God is your true love, defines your worth, and has a purpose for you right where you are, in the middle of your brokenness. God will take you as you are, brokenhearted and hurt. And He will transform you inside and out. You have to give yourself time and grace to let your heart heal with God by your side.
I want to say a prayer for you, if you are brokenhearted and want to pursue God’s purpose for you. I pray that you are reminded of God’s promises over your life, you confess these words daily and truly believe it with all of your heart. I pray that whatever storm or struggle that you are drowning in right now, I know that God is going to come and rescue out of the rough waters and calm the winds and waves.
I pray that you are encouraged and ignited by this little confessions post here and everyone else you read on this website. Your heart will be healed, you will know how much God loves you and created every detail of you, and you will be on fire to pursue what God has purposed for you in your life!
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Hanha Hobson is an author, speaker, and the founder of Transparency Ministries. From published devotionals to empowerment workshops, she will stop at nothing to see women encounter God and she is passionate about teaching and equipping them to live a life of freedom. When she is not encouraging others or writing her heart out, she enjoys watching Grey’s Anatomy, eating Chickfila, and connecting with friends on Instagram. Come say hi!