It doesn’t matter who you are, you’ll experience a troubled heart at some point in your life. Knowing what to do when things are crashing down in your life is important for healing. Do you refuse to trust others? Do you refuse let any one get close to you because you don't trust them? Pretend your life was free of struggle. How could you help or minster to others that have a troubled heart if you didn’t understand how it feels? How would you know what it feels like to let go if you’d never had any painful experiences? And how could you expect someone to share their troubles with you if you keep yours to yourself?
When you don’t deal with a painful heart, you become emotionally unstable. Sure, you seem strong to those around you, but have you directly dealt with your life issues? There’s nothing worse than having a scar across your heart while trying to tap dance through life. It’s alright to admit that you’re hurting and life is beating you up. You’re human like everyone else, and pretending that all is well causes more hurt for you in the long run. This is not the time to give up. Healing is a process, so don't be quick to bring others in your inner circle.
Reach out to someone who you trust that will really listen to you and understand the rough circumstances that you’re experiencing. Don’t shy away from help. My daddy used to say, “If you hit your toe hard enough, you’re going to say ouch.” Why’re so many people keeping their troubles to themselves, especially when their in pain? Someone needs to say, ouch. We can’t help each other if we refuse to make others aware of what’s happening with us. I feel that I can help someone in trouble when they speak up, and that’s because I speak up about the troubles of my own heart and I’m always able to receive assistance due to that.
This isn’t an individual problem, it’s a world crisis, and people are crying out for help and answers to the issues that cripple them daily. It’s not healthy or beneficial to dismiss someone’s problems and tell someone to get over it when they’re trying to express their pain. To get past your troubled heart, you must acknowledge that it exists. Your heart knows why you’re hurting even if you do your best to distance yourself from others so they won’t find out what’s plaguing you. Just come clean with yourself and the people you love about what you’re experiencing and feeling. It's not a race to heal your heart, so take your time. Clear your mind and allow new thoughts to enter. Getting to a place where you have peace of mind is the key.