The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. – Psalm 34:18
The heart will break, but broken live on. – Lord Byron
“The world breaks everyone and afterwards many are strong at the broken places.” – ERNEST HEMINGWAY
There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of
weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten
thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming
grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love.”
Your joy is your sorrow unmasked. – Kahlil Gibran
Christ is building His kingdom with the broken things of earth. People desire only the strong, successful, victorious, and unbroken things in life to build their kingdoms, but God is the God of the unsuccessful – the God of those who have failed. Heaven is being filled with earth’s broken lives, and there is no “bruised reed” that Christ cannot take and restore to a glorious place of blessing and beauty. – Streams in The Desert
For He does not enjoy hurting people or causing them sorrow..-Lamentations 3:31:33
My child,you are broken. Unless you know that you are broken yourself,it will be severely laborious to love the broken people around you. You will be harsh and exacting towards them. But because you want others to like you,you will always attempt to hide your weaknesses from others. Let me strip away your masks,so that you may know who you really are.And when this truth sets you free,then shall you be free to genuinely love. Before this occurs,your love will be offered by the flask,not by the torrents of a river.-BoSanchez,Embraced
I am worn out from groaning; all night long I flood my bed with weeping and drench my couch with tears. My eyes grow weak with sorrow; they fail because of all my foes. Away from me, all you who do evil, for the Lord has heard my weeping. The Lord has heard my cry for mercy, the Lord accepts my prayer. All my enemies will be ashamed and dismayed, they will turn back in sudden disgrace. – Psalm 6:6-10
When I had my sheep, I was happy, and I made those around me happy. People saw me coming and welcomed me, he thought. But now I’m sad and alone. I’m going to become bitter and distrustful of people because one person betrayed me. I’m going to hate those who have found their treasure because I never found mine. And I’m going to hold on to what little I have, because I’m too insignificant to conquer the world. – Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist
But when I am afraid,
I will put my trust in you
You keep track of all my sorrows.
You have collected all my tears in your bottle.
You have recorded each one in your book.
Some of us think holding on makes us strong; but sometimes it is letting go. – Herman Hesse
Do we know our poor people? Do we know the poor in our house, in our family? Perhaps they are not hungry for a piece of bread. Perhaps our children, husband, wife, are not hungry…but are you sure there is no one there who feels unwanted, deprived of affection? – Mother Teresa, Heart of Joy
The thought of my pain, my homelessness, is bitter poison. I think of it constantly, and my spirit is depressed. Yet hope returns when I remember this one thing: The Lord’s unfailing love and mercy still continue, fresh as the morning, as sure as the sunrise. The Lord is all I have, and so in him I put my hope. – Lamentations 3: 19-24
Greatness is not in being unbroken, but in being a blessing even after being broken, like bread, like a seed that dies yet rises again. -Joyce, itakeoffthemask.com
He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. He determines the number of the stars and calls them each by name. – Psalm 147:3-4
It is better to have loved and lost than never to have lost at all. – Samuel Butler
“Yes, I understand why things had to happen this way. I understand his reason for causing me pain. But mere understanding does not chase away the hurt. It does not call upon the sun when dark clouds have loomed over me. Let the rain come then if it must come! And let it wash away the dust that hurt my eyes!” -Joyce, itakeoffthemask.com
Those who do not know how to weep with their whole heart don’t know how to laugh either. – Golda Meir
” Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften and purify the heart. ” – Washington Irving
Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation. – Kahlil Gibran
Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don’t know how to replenish its source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of withering, of tarnishing. – Anais Nin
Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war; love is a growing up. – James Baldwin
Don’t be reckless with other people’s hearts, and don’t put up with people that are reckless with yours. – - Kurt Vonnegut
Most things break, including hearts. The lessons of life amount not to wisdom, but to scar tissue and callus. – - Wallace Stegner
If I can stop one heart from breaking,
I shall not live in vain.
If I can ease one life the aching,
Or cool one pain,
Or help one fainting robin
Unto his nest again,
I shall not live in vain.
The beauty of the world has two edges, one of laughter, one of anguish, cutting the heart asunder. – - Virginia Woolf
These Broken Heart Quotes have been collected by Jocelyn Soriano, itakeoffthemask.com
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