A Prayer of Hope for Our Heartbreaks
By: Kristine Brown
“Those who sow in tears shall reap with shouts of joy!” - Psalm 126:5
So many of us have experienced loss in recent days. Heartbreak seems to wait around every corner. All it takes is a quick scroll through my newsfeed to see yet another friend dealing with devastating loss. A sense of shock overcomes us as we try to process the unexpected pain. We grieve for our families, our neighbors, and our communities.
When terrible loss occurs, we carry this tightness in our chests— a pain so intense it feels as though our hearts are breaking. We refer to it as heartbreak, because there’s no other way to describe it. When we experience this heartbreak, there is only one thing that will offer relief. A hope that one day our tears will be replaced with joy.
Psalm 126:5 says, “Those who sow in tears shall reap with shouts of joy!” What an amazing promise for us to cling to when we walk through the most difficult circumstances imaginable. Psalm 30:5 also proclaims this hope with the words, “Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning.”
As I look at all the heartbreak happening around me, I can’t help but draw closer to God, thankful for the hope I have through Jesus. Because of Him, loss is not forever. Tears will one day cease. Joy will be restored. Let’s pray this prayer of hope for our broken hearts.
Dear Heavenly Father,
My heart is breaking. Devastating loss is sweeping across our world, leaving us with shock, sadness, and pain. Heal our hearts, Lord. There is no one who can comfort us like you. Hear our cries for help, and restore hope in the midst of our heartbreak.
Your Word promises us that although we “sow in tears,” we will “reap with shouts of joy.” Thank you for that good news! It brings me hope today as I cry for loved ones who’ve died. I know they are with Jesus, but I miss them so much. Knowing we have eternal hope through our Savior calms my heart and helps me face the day with renewed joy.
Thank you God that whatever pain we feel on this earth, it is only temporary. Romans 15:13 says, “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.” Fill our hearts with your joy and peace today. You are the God of hope.
In Jesus’ Name I pray, Amen.
For more spiritual growth resources, check out this free digital download from today’s devotion writer Kristine Brown, 100 of God’s Promises for Your Unraveled Heart. You’ll find weekly encouragement to help you “become more than yourself through God’s Word” at her website, kristinebrown.net. Kristine is the author of the book, Cinched: Living with Unwavering Trust in an Unfailing God.
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