I have to stop and thank the Lord for allowing me to have hope again. I love and love and live and love, and inevitably get hurt along the way, but I suppose anything done in the name of Christ is worth doing. His love and will will prevail. (sorry that was one of those weird sentences)
Even waiting for God (“blessed are those who wait on the Lord”) and the hurt our imaginations give us during that time are worth it, all for Christ. Sometimes, God has other plans for us, and those plans dash our hopes. However, if our hearts remain open, then we will be more in tune with God’s Holy Will.
Having your heart open means to have a softened heart, which means to love the Lord your God. It doesn’t mean to allow yourself to be hurt over and over, it means to have your heart in accordance with God’s intentions. Of course, we will get hurt along the way, but the peace of God will be felt all the more strongly if our hearts are open, meaning softer rebounds, quicker rebounds, and hopefully immeasurable gratitude.
No matter what God’s plan is, no matter how you get hurt along the way, turn back to Him, open your heart to Him, and you will experience a peace you wouldn’t know otherwise.
“Peace I leave with you. My peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not be afraid.”