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Barricaded Hearts


How do you mend a broken heart that doesn’t want to be mended?

You could answer,A Broken Heart

“Just leave it alone” or “you can’t help if they refuse it.”

True. Maybe it is none of your business.

Maybe the broken heart would rather stay that way instead of dealing with why it was crushed to begin with.

Maybe it has purposely barricaded itself off from the world to escape anymore pain.

That makes sense. However, the heart is not alone; there are many other organs in the human body that may be affected.

In many cases the emotions and mental state may take the biggest hit.

The individual often has no idea it is growing dead branches leaving the core to surface in other areas. At its worst stages the distress can invade life in general, the ability to achieve or impose the misery on others. Close relationships can suffer at the hand of one who refuses to see the truth of their own torment.

No matter how hard one tries to hide it or act as if it never existed, the contagion will slowly leak. It becomes a toxin that must be dealt with. If not, something or someone will suffer.

The broken heart has no thought of those around it. Unknowingly their misguided efforts tend to wreak havoc on their closest allies. Not understanding the prison they hold inside, those who know them best are left bewildered and questioning their illusive behavior. Somehow it doesn’t match up with their personality or beliefs. Attempting to interrogate the reason for this confusion is usually a no-no. The fractured soul isn’t about to let anyone in for an examination they won’t do themselves.

Proverbs 13: 12 “Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.”

The physical aspects of a shattered heart can also filter into the rest of the body. The built up anguish and lengthy fear of having to meet it head on is a formula for possible disastrous health issues.

For those who observe one who lives in this self-built personal cage is a frustrating act of feeling helpless. Then there are those who are the target or the recipient of the bitterness and resentment that is part of the territory that comes along with a wounded or fragmented heart.

God is perfectly capable of releasing people from their quarantined lives. Due to the hardened memories or the afflictions of the past the prisoner only allows God into certain areas of their life.

The only cure is to let God in.jesus-our-great-physician

He is the “great physician.”

Not only will he repair the cracks and broken pieces, his love will become the glue that holds it together.


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5 thoughts on “Barricaded Hearts

  1. I truly enjoyed this post. Very uplifting for me

  2. Thanks for standing up for the truth of the gospel! I’m trying to begin doing this on-line as well. The site I’ve set up has and will have many audios and videos on it to make learning what Christians need to in this present evil world as simple as possible. I think you’ll like it. Here’s the address: RYFTKOHIAH.WordPress.com. I’ve just started it last year and I’m trying to get this out to as many people as I can, so please pass it on.
    Thank you.
    As a brother under the blood of Jesus Christ,
    Joseph Armstrong

  3. “…God can heal a broken heart, but He has to have all the pieces…”

    Great statement. Thanks for the post.

  4. LOVE this! God has been bringing this brokenness & inner healing, etc. to my mind for months with Scripture, books, ministries, people in my path, etc.

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