All posts in " heartbreak "

Gift for growing or burden to bear?

By Dave Henning / June 2, 2021

“We’ve all been hurt by life in some form or fashion: no one is immune from suffering.  But rather than view the pain as our burden to bear, what if we considered it a gift for growing?  Healing on the other side of heartbreak is not simply returning to how we were before the rending, […]


The cold shoulder – giving it to God

By Dave Henning / May 13, 2021

“While I gave God the cold shoulder, his warm embrace refused to let me go.  He stayed by my side, waiting, wooing, and drawing my hurting heart back to him.  God always wants to heal our broken places and fill our empty spaces. . . .  I couldn’t see that then.  So, as God persisted, […]


Forever defining your life through heartbreak?

By Dave Henning / February 19, 2021

“Staying here, blaming them, and forever defining your life by what they did will only increase your pain.  Worse, it will keep projecting out onto others.  The more our pain consumes us, the more it will control us.  And sadly, it’s those who least deserve to be hurt whom our unresolved pain will hurt the […]


The thing Satan most hates – intimacy with God

By Dave Henning / August 19, 2020

“Your intimacy with God, this heart-to-heart love we were made for, this is the thing Satan most hates, and it has to be fought for.  Not just by God, by the way; don’t wait for him to make it better.  Far too many people react to God in  adolescent anger. . . .  We must […]


The morrow – taking thought wastes time

By Dave Henning / June 23, 2019

” . . . taking thought for the morrow is a waste of time, I believe, because all we can do to prepare rightly for tomorrow is to do the right thing today.”- Wendell Berry, Our Only World “All beginnings, no matter what they are, hold elements of both joy and heartbreak.  When we enter […]


God’s gifts sparing us from self-inflicted sadness

By Dave Henning / October 26, 2018

“I now believe the signs (of the seven greatest challenges) we explore in this book exist for all of us, whatever stage of the journey we might be on.  These warning signs, if recognized and heeded, are gifts from God to spare us from the self-inflicted sadness and heartbreak that mark too many lives these […]


How we steward our perspective

By Dave Henning / July 28, 2017

“It matters deeply how we steward our perspective, especially when God isn’t giving us what our heart so longs for.”- Susie Larson Susie Larson opens Chapter 3 (“Dare to Pray with Endurance”) of Your Powerful Prayers with a quote on perspective by A. W. Tozer.  In The Knowledge of the Holy, Mr. Tozer wrote: “With […]

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