It’s been a hard week.
I’ve been sad. My heart hurts.
Memories. What-ifs. What should have been. All thoughts I’ve surrender over and over again but then there are weeks like this one when a date on the calendar makes it harder.
So, I’ve done more crying out this week. I’ve pleaded and asked God to fill me with His peace as He makes me aware of His faithfulness and love.
Maybe you get it, your heart hurts too.
The date or season reminds you of…
- the day your family fell apart.
- the day your friend betrayed you.
- the day your loved-one died.
- the day you made your biggest mistake.
- the day you wish you could undo or do over.
And you’re reliving memories and emotions.
This week’s verses and prayers are for anyone whose heart hurts.
5 Psalms to Pray When You Are Sad and Hurting
Hear me as I pray, O Lord.
Be merciful and answer me!
My heart has heard You say,
“Come and talk with me.”
And my heart responds, “Lord, I am coming.” (NLT)
Father, thank you. When my heart is sad You whisper “come and talk.” You invite me into Your throne room to tell You about whatever is bothering or upsetting me. What a blessing to come and sit in Your presence and hear that You love and forgive me. And in my hurt You remind me of the peace that comes in forgiving others. Your grace and mercy overwhelm me. Lord, I am coming … thank you for hearing my prayer. Amen.
Let all that I am wait quietly before God,
for my hope is in Him.
He alone is my rock and my salvation,
my fortress where I will not be shaken.
O my people, trust in Him at all times.
Pour out your heart to Him,
for God is our refuge. (NLT)
Father, this world can be terrifying and sad. Terrible things happen and sometimes I feel like I just want to stay in bed and hide. But You are my rock and my salvation. You are strong and trustworthy and because of who You are, I will not be overcome. Generation after generation You prove Yourself trustworthy. So, I will pour my heart out to You remembering the many times You have calmed my heart in the past. Thank you, Father. You are my safe place and You fill me with hope. Amen.
He heals the brokenhearted
and bandages their wounds.
He counts the stars
and names each one.
Our Lord is great and very powerful.
There is no limit to what He knows. (NCV)
Father, I love these words. You are Creator, the namer of stars. You rule over the universe and yet, You care about me. It’s really too wonderful to grasp … that You would know the “number of hairs on my head” (Matthew 10:30) and the deepest thoughts in my heart … the broken places I try to hide from the world. Thank you for Your love and care, for healing the broken pieces of my heart. You are great and You are tender. I thank and praise You. Amen.
You have recorded my troubles.
You have kept a list of my tears.
Aren’t they in your records?
I praise God for His word to me;
I praise the Lord for His word. (NLT)
Oh, Father, how these words comfort me. When life distresses me and tears flow You hold me close. No pain or problem is too difficult for You. Thank you for whispering Your words of promise to my heart. You have always been faithful to keep every promise; so, I cling to Your words.
- I am with you always. Matthew 28:20
- I am forgiven and free in Jesus. John 8:36
- I have Your Spirit to give me peace, joy, hope, patience. Galatians 5:22–23
- You faithfully meet every need. Philippians 4:19
Thank you for Your Word – trustworthy and true. Amen.
My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. (NIV)
And Father, of all Your promises this is favorite. It reminds me that as long as I have You, I have everything I need. You are my hope and strength. You are my everything. I am Yours because of Jesus, in whose name I come and talk with You. Amen.
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