“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
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.