How are your heart?

“Be merciful to me, Lord, for I am in distress; my eyes grow weak with sorrow, my soul and body with grief.” Psalm 31:9

Broken hearts.

Broken hearts from my backyard.

Recently, a friend’s mother passed away from what appeared to be a mild heart attack. The children were optimistic their mother would recover, until the doctor informed them she had cardiomyopathy–broken heart syndrome.

I can’t remember experiencing a broken heart–perhaps a few episodes of sad heart. Never having heard of cardiomyopathy, I checked with my Wikipedia source, which explained that sometimes extreme heartache, from loss or overwhelming stress, causes a sudden temporary weakening of the myocardium.

It’s a shame someone has to experience heartache, because a loved one dies with a true broken heart.

Lord, help us find positive ways to work through our negative situations. Amen.

About lindagillis

I am a retired church office servant, a writer, speaker for conferences, events, and retreats, and advocate for those who work in the church office. I began writing seriously after winning the 2006 Guideposts Writer's Workshop and being published in "Guideposts" and "Angels on Earth" magazines. I have self-published two book, "The Donut Theory--Meditation and Inspiration for the Church Office" and "Humble Beginnings--Daily Meditation Moments". My other passion is family and traveling to visit family and friends.
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